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The NBA’s Christmas present will be five nationally televised games in succession Monday.
The schedule starts at 9 a.m. PST with Joel Embiid’s likely Christmas debut in Philadelphia at New York on ESPN and continues with an ABC tripleheader featuring a noon NBA Finals rematch of Cleveland at Golden State, the first Christmas three-peat appearance since the Lakers and Miami Heat were Christmas fixtures from 2004 to 2006.
ABC then airs Washington at Boston at 2:30 p.m. in the Celtics’ first home Christmas game and Houston at Oklahoma City at 5 p.m.
TNT offers the Christmas nightcap of...