A showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers will highlight the NBA’s Christmas schedule, sources said Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
In addition to the high-profile cross-country fight, the Atlanta Hawks will compete against the New York Knicks. This game will be a rematch of a first-round playoff series in which Trae Young became a Madison Square Garden villain as the Hawks eliminated the Knicks in five games.
The nightcap for the NBA’s showcase schedule will be Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks versus Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, ESPN sources said Tim MacMahon.
The Nets-Lakers game could be a potential preview of the NBA final as the two teams were installed as betting favorites to win the 2021-22 title in July.