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NBA Christmas Day 2022 TV Announcer Schedule for ABC and ESPN

The 76ers and Knicks kick off the NBA’s Christmas Day slate with this contest at Madison Square Garden (ABC/ESPN, Dec. 25 @ 12:00 PM ET; broadcast team: Ryan Ruocco, JJ Redick, Cassidy Hubbarth). New York plays in its NBA-leading 55th Christmas game, with a 23-31 record entering this match. Philadelphia fell 106-104 to New York on Nov. 4.

The NBA’s Christmas Day slate resumes as the Mavericks host the Lakers (ABC/ESPN, Dec. 25 @ 2:30 PM ET; broadcast team: Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown, Monica McNutt). Dallas took four of the last five meetings, with Luka Doncic posting 29.5 points per game against Los Angeles in 2021-22. LeBron James netted 25 ppg versus the Mavs last season.

The Celtics and Bucks get together on Christmas Day in the first meeting between the East powers since the 2022 playoffs (ABC/ESPN, Dec. 25 @ 5:00 PM ET; broadcast team: Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Malika Andrews). Boston outlasted Milwaukee in seven games in the second round. The Bucks rallied to beat the Celtics 117-113 on Dec. 25, 2021.

The Warriors host Ja Morant and the Grizzlies for their first clash since their Western Conference second-round playoff series in May (ABC/ESPN, Dec. 25 @ 8:00 PM ET; broadcast team: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters). Klay Thompson averaged 18.5 points per game for Golden State, and netted 30 in a decisive Game 6.

Two of Western Conference’s best, the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets</strong m> face off in the Mile High City (ABC/ESPN, Dec. 25 @ 10:30 PM ET; broadcast team: Beth Mowins, Richard Jefferson, Jorge Sedano). Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has returned after missing last season with a knee injury. While a bit inconsistent upon his return, he scored 30 in a Dec. 10 win over the Utah Jazz. He last faced the Suns on Jan. 23, 2021, when he scored 26 points in Denver’s double-overtime victory in Phoenix. Reigning two-time MVP Nikola Jokic (helping propel Denver to the top of the West standings so far this season) is almost averaging a triple-double, As for Phoenix, their biggest recent news was billionaire mortgage lender Mat Ishbia agreeing to purchase the Suns (and WNBA’s Mercury) for $4 billion. Its previous owner Robert Seaver came under scrutiny from alleged numerous instances of racism and misogyny throughout his 17-year stint with the Suns.