Lakers and Clippers reportedly both will play on Christmas Day

The Lakers' LeBron James dribbles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic.
The Lakers’ LeBron James dribbles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic during a game on Nov. 1, 2019 in Dallas.
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The Lakers and Dallas Mavericks will try to repeat (and maybe top) an epic game from last season on Christmas night, ESPN reports.

The Lakers and the Mavericks are part of the reported slate of Christmas games, many of which will air on ESPN, with the Clippers traveling to Denver for a rematch with the Nuggets.

New Orleans will play at Miami, followed by Golden State at Milwaukee and Brooklyn and Boston before the Lakers take the court at Staples Center at 5 p.m. The Clippers and Nuggets, last year’s Western Conference semifinal shocker, will close the night at 7:30 PT.


The Lakers and Mavericks played an epic game on Nov. 1, 2019 with LeBron James and Luka Doncic recording triple-doubles in a 119-110 Lakers victory thanks to a Danny Green three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

The full NBA schedule has yet to be released.

The Christmas schedule reportedly is tentative as the league tries to launch its season on Dec. 22 in the middle of a pandemic.