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NBA Christmas 2021 Schedule Includes Some Excellent Match-Ups

   NBA Christmas 2021 Schedule Includes Some Excellent Match-Ups

August 25, 2021

Clearly we are some way away from the start of the new NBA season, after all it was only a matter of weeks ago that the Milwaukee Bucks overcame the Phoenix Suns to win the title, but that doesn’t stop basketball fans getting excited about schedule announcements.

The coming season promises to be a tightly fought affair with many of the big sides doing stellar business during the offseason, meaning that once runaway favorites the Brooklyn Nets, are now being reined in by a number of franchises.

A lot will happen between now and the tip-off, which takes place on October 19th, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out the NBA basketball spreads today. This is especially true when you take a look at the glorious matches that will light up the Christmas schedules.

The Nets @ The Lakers

Top among the scheduled games is definitely the match-up that sees the Nets travel to California to take on the Los Angeles Lakers and that’s a straight fight between the favorites and the side closest to them in the betting.

LeBron James and his teammates suffered a blip in the postseason last time around, crashing out to the Suns in the first round of playoff action. That was after a less than glorious regular season where a record of 42-30 saw Frank Vogel’s men finish in seventh spot in the Western Conference, some way down on their top spot in 2019-20.

Rob Pelinka has been busy outfitting the Lakers with astounding talents with Russell Westbrook coming in, along with Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and a number of others and these captures saw their betting odds drop in a big way and the Lakers certainly mean business and that makes the Christmas clash a mouthwatering prospect. 

The Celtics @ The Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo was of course the key reason the Milwaukee Bucks ended a 50 year drought to win the title last season, and most sportsbooks don’t seem to think it’s a miracle that’s going to be repeated.

They find themselves a decent distance behind the Lakers and the Nets in the betting and their Christmas clash with Boston will be a good yardstick as to how their season might pan out. Also we expect that the Celtics will have an improved season, not least as they’ve completed the smart capture of Dennis Schroder, who turned down the chance to warm the Lakers bench.

The Warriors at The Suns

Just as the Bucks had Antetokounmpo to thank for their title success, so the Suns had a lot to be thankful to Chris Paul for and the veteran will have to dig deep to put in another massive season. Some fans of the Footprint Center side were fearful the 36-year-old would leave the Suns but he’s put pen to paper on a new deal worth up to $120m.

The Warriors will be hoping for a return to form in 2021-22 after a couple of lean years that failed to lead to postseason action. Obviously Steph Curry is key to their hopes and Steve Kerr will hope to get Golden State back to the level the team managed when they made it to five successive NBA finals between 2015 and 2019.

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