NBA Christmas Day 2022 live stream: where to watch

It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you’re an NBA fan, with a string of big games scheduled for Christmas Day. Outside of opening night and the playoffs, Dec. 25 is the most brilliant day for games on the NBA calendar. It’s a showcase for the league to highlight some of its best teams and players on a national stage.

The Christmas schedule will feature five games spanning 13 hours on two networks and one streaming service. Matches include historic rivalries, playoff replays and superstar showdowns. With wall-to-wall coverage from the network’s top talent, each game exhibits a sense of importance and significance.

NBA Christmas Day 2022 schedule

NBA Christmas Day 2022 announcers logo.

Five NBA games will be played Christmas Day, December 25.

The Philadelphia 76ers will play the New York Knicks at 12:00 PM ET. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The announcers will be Ryan Ruocco, JJ Redick and Cassidy Hubbarth.

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Dallas Mavericks at 2:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The announcers will be Dave Pasch, Hubie Brown and Monica McNutt.

The Milwaukee Bucks will battle the Boston Celtics at 5 p.m. ET. The game will be played at TD Garden in Boston. The announcers will be Mark Jones, Doris Burke and Malika Andrews.

The Memphis Grizzlies will face the Golden State Warriors at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The announcers will be Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Lisa Salters.

The Phoenix Suns will tie against the Denver Nuggets at 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. The announcers will be Beth Mowins, Richard Jefferson and Jorge Sedano.

How to watch NBA Christmas Day 2022

All five matches will be broadcast ABC and ESPN. Access the ABC app from your smartphone, tablet and connected devices like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV. The games can also be watched on your computer via ABC.com. Sign in with your cable provider for full access.

Watch NBA Christmas Day 2022 on ABC

To watch ESPN, check out the ESPN app and ESPN.com. Go to the app or website on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, connected TV or video game console. Sign in with your cable provider for full access.

Watch NBA Christmas Day 2022 on ESPN

How to stream NBA Christmas Day 2022

Today’s first NBA game with the Sixers and the Knicks will be streamed on ESPN+ as a special edition of the NBA in Stephen A’s World. Stephen A. Smith will watch the game along with a group of special guests who will provide commentary and insight into the game. It will be the first Christmas Day game to appear on the streaming service.

Watch Sixers vs. Knicks on ESPN+

Without a cable provider, there are other ways to watch the NBA on Christmas Day 2022. ESPN can be accessed on live TV subscription services, such as Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV and Sling TV. Prices may vary depending on service and package. Hulu + Live TV costs $70 per month and can be combined with ESPN+ and Disney+. Sling TV offers Orange and Blue packages, which cost $40 per month each or $55 per month when combined. FuboTV and YouTube TV offer free trials so subscribers can try out the services before making a long-term commitment.

Meet the teams

On December 20, the Bucks, Celtics, Sixers and Knicks occupy four of the top six seeds in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks and Celtics are by far the two best teams in the NBA, and will likely battle for first place in the conference all season. After hovering around .500 to start the year, the Sixers find themselves in the middle of the pack thanks to a five-game winning streak. Speaking of winning streaks, the Knicks turned their mediocre season around on the backs of a seven-game winning streak to catapult them out of the playoffs.

In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies, Nuggets and Suns are the top three teams in the standings, while the Mavericks, Warriors and Lakers are in the play-in slot or on the outside looking in. But the Warriors and Lakers will have a tougher climb as Golden State’s Steph Curry and LA’s Anthony Davis will be unavailable for the foreseeable future due to injuries.

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