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Sports NBA schedule for Christmas Day tentatively features 2020 conference finalists

05:30  02 december  2020
05:30  02 december  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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High-profile NBA teams — including the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat — and All-Star players — including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Steph Curry and Jimmy Butler — are tentatively featured on the league’s Christmas Day schedule, a person familiar with the details told USA TODAY Sports.

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The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the league releases the schedule.

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Here are the games:

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♦ New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat

♦ Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks

♦ Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics

♦ Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers

♦ Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets

The schedule includes the four 2020 conference finalists (Lakers, Heat, Nuggets, Celtics) plus teams expected to contend (Clippers, Nets, Mavericks and Bucks), and teams with marquee talent (Warriors and Pelicans especially with Curry and Zion Williamson).

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NBA schedule for Christmas Day tentatively features 2020 conference finalists

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