In the same way the NFL has taken over Thanksgiving with 3 football games, the NBA is trying to take over Christmas Day by scheduling 5 games. Christmas just got a whole lot merrier for NBA fans!

This year the games played on Christmas Day will be the first games played this season because of the NBA Lockout. The first game will be on TNT, followed by two on ABC and two on ESPN.

The games that have been announced so far include:

  • The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks
  • The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks
  • The Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls

The NBA will announce the other two games next week. Once we know, we will pass that info on to you.

[BusinessInsider.com]