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
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
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
The Celtics @ The
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
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
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.