Celtics-Knicks will open NBA season on Christmas

The NBA announced today that the league will stick to its original Christmas Day schedule, and will begin with the Celtics traveling to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks at noon on TNT. The Celtics expected the league would retain its original schedule and they will begin a five-game slate that includes the defending champion Mavericks hosting the Miami Heat, the Bulls facing the Lakers in Los Angeles and the league added Oklahoma City facing Orlando and the Clippers facing the Warriors in Oakland.

Here is the Christmas Day schedule:

Game Time Network
Boston Celtics at New York Knicks 12 p.m. ET TNT
Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks 2:30 p.m. ET ABC
Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers 5 p.m. ET ABC
Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder 8 p.m. ET ESPN
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors 10:30 p.m. ET ESPN

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