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NBA on Christmas Day 2021 games: Here’s the schedule and how to watch – The Denver Post

Here’s a look at what you need to know about the NBA’s Christmas Day games:

Atlanta Hawks (14-16) at New York Knicks (14-17)

Time: 10 a.m. MT | TV: ESPN

Christmas record: Hawks (9-11), Knicks (22-31).

Last Christmas game: Hawks beat Cavaliers, 115-104, in 1989. Knicks lost to Bucks, 109-95, in 2018.

Hawks team leaders: Points — Trae Young (27.3), rebounds — Clint Capela (12.8), assists — Young (9.3).

Knicks team leaders: Points — Julius Randle (19.6), rebounds — Randle (9.8), assists — Randle (5.2).

Milwaukee Bucks (20-13) at Boston Celtics (16-16)

Time: 12:30 p.m. MT | TV: ABC

Christmas record: Bucks (4-3), Celtics (15-19).

Last Christmas game: Bucks beat Warriors, 138-99, in 2020. Celtics lost to Nets, 123-95, in 2020.

Bucks team leaders: Points — Giannis Antetokounmpo (27.0), rebounds — Antetokounmpo (11.6), assists — Jrue Holiday (6.6).

Celtics team leaders: Points — Jayson Tatum (25.6), rebounds — Tatum (8.6), assists — Marcus Smart (5.5).

Golden State Warriors (25-6) at Phoenix Suns (25-5)

Time: 3 p.m. MT | TV: ABC

Christmas record: Warriors (13-17), Suns (12-6).

Last Christmas game: Warriors lost to Bucks, 138-99, in 2020. Suns beat Clippers, 124-93, in 2009.

Warriors team leaders: Points — Stephen Curry (27.1), rebounds — Draymond Green (8.0), assists — Green (7.4).

Suns team leaders: Points — Devin Booker (23.0), rebounds — Deandre Ayton (11.3), assists — Chris Paul (10.0).

Brooklyn Nets (21-9) at Los Angeles Lakers (16-16)

Time: 6 p.m. MT | TV: ESPN

Christmas record: Nets (5-5), Lakers (24-23).

Last Christmas game: Nets beat Celtics, 123-95, in 2020. Lakers beat Mavericks, 138-115, in 2020.

Nets team leaders: Points — Kevin Durant (29.7), rebounds — Durant (7.9), assists — James Harden (9.6).

Lakers team leaders: Points — LeBron James (26.4), rebounds — Anthony Davis (9.9), assists — Russell Westbrook (8.2).

Dallas Mavericks (15-15) at Utah Jazz (21-9)

Time: 8:30 p.m. MT | TV: ESPN

Christmas record: Mavericks (2-2), Jazz (5-2).

Last Christmas game: Mavericks lost to Lakers, 138-115, in 2020. Jazz beat Trail Blazers, 117-96, in 2018.

Mavericks team leaders: Points — Luka Doncic (25.6), rebounds — Doncic (8.0), assists — Doncic (8.5).

Jazz team leaders: Points — Donovan Mitchell (25.0), rebounds — Rudy Gobert (15.0), assists — Mike Conley (5.4).

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