The Christmas Day 2015 NBA live stream online and televised games schedule features five exciting matchups for sports fans to enjoy on Friday. Among them will be an entertaining rematch of last year’s NBA Finals as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Stephen Curry and the World Champion Golden State Warriors. Also on the slate are games featuring superstars such as Anthony Davis, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and James Harden. The 2015 NBA live streaming and TV coverage on Christmas Day will come from the ABC and ESPN networks.
According to The Sun-Sentinel on Dec. 23, the first game of the day features the Miami Heat, who are 9-2 on Christmas Day, as they host the New Orleans Pelicans. Both teams are considered potential playoff squads and feature All-Star personnel expected to be in action. In particular, one of the MVP frontrunners last year, Anthony Davis, will be on the court, as well as championship winners Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Among those who are dealing with injuries are the Heat’s Josh McRoberts, Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic, and the Pelicans’ Quincy Pondexter and Alexis Ajinca. The Heat will enter this matchup as at least six-point favorites. Game time is 12 p.m. ET on ESPN, with live streaming on WatchESPN.
At 2:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls battle Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder (-8). The Thunder sport an impressive 13-3 mark at home, while Chicago is just 4-6 on the road. Once again, both teams are considered playoff contenders, with OKC considered amongst the top teams in the Western Conference capable of dethroning the Golden State Warriors. Durant leads the Thunder with just under 27 points per game, while Butler averages 21.5 per contest for the Bulls. The follow-up game from ABC will be one of the most anticipated of the day’s slate though.
That game comes at 5 p.m. ET as LeBron and the Cavs visit Steph and the Warriors (-6 1/2). Golden State has still lost only once on the season and is currently 26-1 overall, with Curry leading the league in scoring at 31.8 per game. However, this is a huge rematch in which the Cavaliers will look to possibly send a message to the team that took them down in the NBA Finals. This time around, Kevin Love will be in the lineup for Cleveland, which could make it even more interesting. The Cavs are 6-6 on the road, while Golden State is perfect at home with a 12-0 record. Viewers can watch on ABC for TV or live streaming through ESPN3.
Two more games will wrap up the day’s schedule on Christmas Day. At 8 p.m. ET, Tim Duncan and the Spurs (-8) take on James Harden and the Rockets. At 10:30 p.m. ET, Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour continues. In this matchup, he’ll be part of the home team at the Staples Center hosting the visiting Los Angeles Clippers (-11). Both games will be televised on ESPN and live streamed on WatchESPN. With this assortment of games it’s certainly going to be a happy holiday for NBA fans!