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Lakers vs. Clippers leads 2019 NBA Christmas Day games schedule

LeBron james and the lakers are part of the 2019 christmas day NBA games
LeBron and the Lakers take on Kawhi and the Clippers on Christmas Day 2019. Pic credit: NBA/YouTube

The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers will be part of the 2019 NBA Christmas Day schedule for the upcoming season.

The two squads each added more star power in the offseason making for an intriguing matchup.

That’s just one of the 2019 NBA Christmas Day games on the schedule, with several others providing the gift of high-profile basketball stars in action.

Lakers vs. Clippers among  featured Christmas Day games

The league unveiled the latest slate for December 25 games to give fans an early tease of what to expect.

The Lakers vs. Clippers matchup alone is enough to have many basketball fans salivating. It will feature LeBron James and Anthony Davis on one side against Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the other.

The Lakers also added other key personnel including Avery Bradley, Danny Green, and DeMarcus Cousins to create a rebooted roster.

After failing to make the playoffs last season, it’s clear this could be a nice bounce back season for King James.

Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard will try to lead a third team to an NBA title in his All-Star career. Paul George will hope to win his first, and they’ll use their Staples Center rivals as a measuring stick for success.

Fans are already trying to decide which of these two teams will enjoy more success in the 2019-20 NBA season.

The odds initially were in favor of the LA Clippers to win the title, but bettors put enough money onto the Lakers to push them into the lead for title favorites.

Who else plays on 2019 NBA Christmas Day schedule?

There will be a total of five games on the Christmas Day slate. In another interesting matchup, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and the Houston Rockets take on the defending Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors.

The NBA’s top rookie will also be in action as Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans take the court against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center.

Williamson is taking over as the Pelicans’ new superstar with the departure of Anthony Davis. The Nuggets were the top team in the Western Conference up until the postseason.

There are also two Eastern Conference games on the Christmas Day schedule. In one game, the Toronto Raptors host the Boston Celtics.

Toronto are the defending champs, minus Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. The Celtics brought in new All-Star guard Kemba Walker while losing Kyrie Irving and Al Horford.

The final game on the Dec. 25 slate will feature the Milwaukee Bucks at the Philadelphia 76ers. These two teams are expected to be amongst the top contenders in the East for the coming season.

So far the television details including channels and times have yet to be revealed.

However, in the past games have been telecast on ABC, ESPN, and TNT throughout the day starting at approximately noon Eastern Time and concluding with a 10 p.m. ET game.