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The NBA’s Christmas Day schedule continues with a clash between the Nets and the Lakers.

Brooklyn, which is back in action after its last three games postponed due to the NBA’s COVID health and safety protocols, will be deprived of MVP candidate Kevin Durant, who entered the protocols last week. Nets set to get a big boost as James Harden should see his first action since December 10

The Lakers, who enter the holidays with a 16-17 record, are in desperate need of a win. Los Angeles have lost four in a row and while it will be without Anthony Davis, the LeBron James and Russell Westbrook duo will be looking to set the tone.

MORE: LeBron’s Christmas Day Story

Like the Nets, the Lakers have recently dealt with injuries and players entering health and safety protocols, but will pick up a few players on Saturday, in addition to tough signings Darren Collison and Stanley Johnson.

Can LA make a statement with a win over a Brooklyn team that is on the mend?

MORE: Watch the Lakers vs. the Nets live on Sling TV

Lakers vs Nets live updates, NBA Christmas game highlights

Lakers score against the Nets on Christmas Day
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First shift

8:15 p.m. –The Nets are on the ball early, taking an early eight-point lead to force the Lakers to request a time-out.

Brooklyn leads 14-6 with 8:15 left in the first.

The Nets shoot 6-7 from the field while the Lakers shoot 2v6 early.

8:10 p.m. – LeBron James is the first to step onto the set tonight, draining a midrange jumper to start the action.

LeBron is now 10 points away from matching Kobe Bryant as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer for Christmas Day.

Pre-match

7:40 p.m. – Departure for the Lakers: Russell Westbrook, Wayne Ellington, Talen Horton-Tucker, LeBron James and Dwight Howard.

The Nets will leave with a starting lineup of Patty Mills, James Harden, Bruce Brown, DeAndre ‘Bembry and Nic Claxton.

3:10 p.m. – Game # 1 at Crypto.com Arena.

1:10 p.m. – Avery Bradley and Malik Monk will be back in action, stepping up the rotation of the guards who will seek to slow James Harden down.

How to watch the Lakers vs. the Nets on Christmas Day

  • Dated: Saturday 25 December
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ABC, ESPN
  • Direct: Watch ESPN | Slingshot television

NBA Christmas Day Schedule

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 at Bucks ABC
5:00 p.m. Warriors in the Suns ABC
20:00 Nets at the Lakers ABC, ESPN
10:30 p.m. Jazz Mavericks ESPN

You can stream all the action on Sling TV.


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