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2021 NBA Christmas Day Games: Full Schedule, Start Times, TV Channels, Live Streams

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Christmas Day is one of the most important days in the NBA regular season calendar, a fact that remains true for the 2021-22 season.

This year’s Christmas Day schedule features five games featuring the league’s brightest and youngest stars, as well as a number of must-see matchups between rivals.

What are the NBA’s Christmas Day games in 2021?

The program for Christmas Day 2021 is as follows:

  • Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks, 12 p.m. ET
  • Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Golden State Warriors at the Phoenix Suns, 5 p.m. ET
  • Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz, 10:30 p.m. ET

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Who doesn’t love a playoff rematch? After eliminating the Knicks in five games in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Trae Young and the Hawks return to Madison Square Garden. Atlanta will perform on Christmas Day for the first time since 1989 while New York returns to the Christmas stage for the first time since 2018.

Defending champions Bucks take center stage in Game 2 of the day, as the trio of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton take on the Celtics’ All-Star duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

For the first time since 2009, the Suns will play at Christmas. Led by full-back duo Chris Paul and Devin Booker, the 2021 Western Conference Championships welcome the Warriors, who are looking to return to center stage in the West behind their full-back duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are working to return to the ground after missing the entire last two seasons.

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Perhaps the most anticipated meeting of the day will be when the Lakers face the Nets, a potential showcase for two of the league’s most talented Big Three. Los Angeles’ new line-up of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook are set to face Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

To close the day of action, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks travel to Salt Lake City to face Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and the Jazz. At Doncic and Mitchell you have two of the league’s brightest young stars, while Gobert anchors the elite defense of a team that finished with the league’s best record in the 2020-21 season.

What channel are the NBA Christmas Day games on in 2021?

The five games are split between ESPN and ABC. All times below are in Eastern Standard Time.

Christmas TV program for the NBA
Time Match Channel
12h00 Hawks at Knicks ESPN
2:30 p.m. Celtics Bucks ABC
5:00 p.m. Warriors in the Suns ABC
20:00 Nets at the Lakers ESPN
10:30 p.m. Jazz Mavericks ESPN

You can stream all the action on Sling TV.

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