NBA Christmas Day

NBA Christmas Day 2019: Who is playing & Broadcast schedule for all five games

For the 12th year in a row, the NBA will have five games on Christmas Day.

Where will each game air? Below, find the complete broadcast schedule for each of the five games slated to air on Dec. 25 & 26.

All times Indian Standard Time.

2019 NBA Christmas Day Broadcast Schedule
Teams Time Network (IN) Network (USA)
Celtics at Raptors 25th Dec, 10:30 PM Sony Ten 1 & Ten 3 ESPN
Bucks at 76ers 26th Dec, 1:00 AM NBA League Pass ABC
Rockets at Warriors 26th Dec, 3:30 AM NBA League Pass ABC
Clippers at Lakers 26th Dec, 6:30 AM Sony Ten 1 SD/HD ABC/ESPN
Pelicans at Nuggets 26th Dec, 9:00 AM Sony Ten 1 & Ten 3 ESPN

Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors - 25th Dec, 10:30 PM., Sony Ten 1 & Ten 3

The Toronto Raptors will host a Christmas Day game for the first time and play on the holiday for the second time. 2019 All-Stars Kyle Lowry and Kemba Walker will both be making their Christmas Day debuts.

This is the second of four meetings between the Atlantic Division foes. Boston took care of business at home way back at the start of the season on Oct. 26, defeating the Raptors112-106. The Celtics haven't beaten the Raptors in Toronto since 2015, as the Raptors have won seven consecutive games against Boston at Scotiabank Arena.

Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers - 26th Dec, 1:00 AM., NBA League Pass

The Philadelphia 76ers will host a Christmas Day game for the first time since 1988. Last season, the Bucks played on Christmas Day for the first time since 1977.

This is a heavyweight battle between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks and 76ers have yet to face off this season, saving the first highly anticipated matchup for Christmas Day.

The last time these teams faced off last season, it was a back-and-forth slugfest between Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo as The Greek Freak's 45 points edged Embiid's 34-point, 13-rebound, 13-assist triple-double.

Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors - 26th Dec, 3:30 AM., NBA League Pass

Last season, James Harden scored 41 points on Christmas while big man Clint Capela grabbed 23 rebounds. It is the seventh consecutive Christmas Day appearance for the Warriors.

While this matchup lost a bit of its luster with the injury to Stephen Curry derailing the Warriors' season, there's still another reason to tune in to this game. James Harden has been as unstoppable as we've ever seen him as a scorer and Golden State owns a bottom-five defence in the league in terms of defensive rating.

Will Harden put on a historic scoring performance on Christmas Day?

LA Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers - 26th Dec, 6:30 AM., Sony Ten 1 SD/HD

The Los Angeles Lakers will play on Christmas Day for the 21st consecutive year. It is the fourth time that the Lakers and Clippers meet on the holiday.

The Clippers defeated the Lakers on opening night without Paul George and everybody was ready to crown them as the NBA Champions of the 2019-20 season. Since then, the Lakers have rolled their way to one of the best records in the league and have shown no signs of slowing down. This battle for the STAPLES Center will be the highlight of Christmas Day with both teams at full strength.

New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets - 26th Dec, 9 AM., Sony Ten 1 & Ten 3

Denver hosts a Christmas Day game for the first time since 1994. New Orleans is 0-2 on Christmas while Denver is 1-4.

This matchup loses some of its juice with Zion Williamson's absence due to the knee injury that has kept him sidelined before the start of his rookie season. This is still a good opportunity to catch the Denver Nuggets - one of the best teams in the Western Conference - go head-to-head with the potential Most Improved Player of the Year in Brandon Ingram.

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