Rockets-Warriors, Cavaliers-Celtics doubleheader headline NBA Tip-off schedule

The NBA announced the games that will be nationally televised for the opening week and Christmas day of the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

Dubbed the NBA Tip-off 2017, the NBA opening day will feature a blockbuster doubleheader.

In the first game of the new NBA season, the King, LeBron James will play the Boston Celtics with new All-Star Gordon Hayward in Cleveland. After the duel in the East, the spotlight turns to the West where the champion Golden State Warriors will host the Houston Rockets with new superstar back court James Harden and Chris Paul on ring night.

The rest of the opening week will feature marquee match-ups that will feature superstars John Wall, Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Christmas games for the upcoming season will also be a blockbuster affair. The highlight of the Christmas Day games will be a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers will make their way to the Bay to face Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Warriors.

Christmas Day will tip-off with a battle of unicorns as Joel Embiid will head on out to Madison Square Gardens to face Kristaps Porzingis.

The other games on Christmas will see the Thunder face off against the Rockets and the young Lakers go up against the revamped Timberwolves.

For a full schedule of all the games as well as the network televising them, check out this release by the NBA.

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