Christmas is the marquee day on the NBA’s regular-season schedule, however it’s particularly vital for the 2020-21 season. With the season tipping off on Dec. 22, two months later than typical, Christmas will function a type of opening ceremony for the season, and as such, the league has loaded the vacation with a few of its greatest matchups. The following 5 games have been tentatively chosen for Christmas, in accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The league’s complete schedule has not but been launched. The schedule for the primary half of the season is anticipated to be introduced shortly, however the second half must wait in case the NBA wants to depart some further time to make up games missed due to COVID-19. A separate slate of marquee games is anticipated for opening evening on Dec. 22, and a month later, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 19), the league usually affords a full day of games with a number of significant matchups.
But with Christmas appearing as a type of second opening day, the league wanted to nail the matchups it placed on the board to assist fans reacclimate to basketball so rapidly after final season’s conclusion. They’ve accomplished so with this slate, becoming all 4 of final season’s convention finalists, two returning contenders and a boatload of superstars onto a single day on the calendar.