NBA Christmas Day schedule: Cavs-Warriors, Rockets-Thunder and more on Dec. 25

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A Finals rematch highlights the NBA's Christmas Day slate, along with an exciting Western Conference clash and a battle between two teams filled with budding superstars in Sixers-Knicks.
A Finals rematch highlights the NBA's Christmas Day slate, along with an exciting Western Conference clash and a battle between two teams filled with budding superstars in Sixers-Knicks.

The NBA's Christmas Day tradition turns 70 this year and once again includes some of the best matchups of the entire season. A Cavs-Warriors midday game highlights this season's group of games, but the rest include a matchup of each conference's best two point guards and a Joel Embiid-Kristaps Porzingis faceoff.

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Here are all the Christmas Day matchups and how you can watch them. (All times Eastern)

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Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks

Noon on ESPN | fuboTV

Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis will meet in the Big Apple to tip off the Christmas Day action. Some of the league's top stars-in-the-making will face off in this game, with the Sixers' Ben Simmons and Embiid facing Tim Hardaway Jr. and Frank Ntilikina on the Knicks. Embiid vs. Prozingis promises to be an intriguing frontcourt battle.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

3 p.m. on ABC

LeBron James and the Cavaliers won a thrilling game over the Warriors last Christmas Day. This season, the teams match up for the first time since the Warriors won last year's Finals over the Cavs in five games. Unfortunately, Stephen Curry is unlikely to play in this game because of an ankle injury.

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Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics

5:30 p.m. on ABC

This is a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference semifinals, although the Celtics now lead the East and are an even stronger team this year. Wizards point guard John Wall will battle Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving in what will be one of the best individual guard matchups of the Christmas Day slate.

Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder

8 p.m. on ABC

Two elite Western Conference point guards square off as Chris Paul faces Russell Westbrook. This matchup pits the Rockets' tough-to-defend style of team basketball with the Thunder's stars. Westbrook also goes head-to-head with another MVP candidate in James Harden.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers

10:30 p.m. on TNT

The last matchup of the night features two teams stacked with young talent. Lonzo Ball leads the Lakers, along with sharp-shooting Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance Jr. to make up the Lakers' young core. Andrew Wiggins, Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns line up on the other side in what sets up to be an electric cap to the Christmas Day games.

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