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Preview And Prediction Of Every NBA Game On Christmas

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Every NBA Christmas Day Game Previewed and Predicted

Every NBA Christmas Day Game Previewed and Predicted
Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

As the Holiday season slowly comes to a close, arguably the greatest day of the entire year is still yet to arrive. Christmas is a day when children of all ages rip open millions of gifts throughout the world, and those of us who no longer get a thrill out of opening gifts tend to spend time with loved ones instead.

While all of that makes for a nice day, having five games of NBA basketball to watch is just the icing on the cake.

In these five games, the Eastern Conference will be represented by the defending NBA champion Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls.

The Western Conference teams going into battle on Christmas will be the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs.

The Heat is the only team from the East playing on Christmas that has lived up to the hype. The Knicks, Nets and Bulls have all struggled so far this season.

Every single West team playing on Christmas could arguably be slotted into the NBA Finals except for the Lakers. Yet, everyone will be tuned to their TV sets to see which version of the Black Mamba shows up on any given day.

Now that we know which teams will be playing in the five games for Christmas day, let’s take a look at each game and predict the results.

Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant Sports.com: “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at black24mamba@aol.com

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Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets

Chicago Bulls @ Brooklyn Nets
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

This battle of underperforming Eastern Conference teams could have been one of the most entertaining battles on Christmas Day. Sadly, it doesn't look like that will be the case. Expect the Nets to protect their home court and defeat the Bulls.

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Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony will get his points, but Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will help OKC coast to a victory on the road against the Knicks.

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Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers
Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Normally, a heat-to-head matchup between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James is enough to get any basketball fan excited. Not this season. Kobe isn't Kobe yet and the Lakers just don't have enough talent to hang with Miami. The Heat will win this one easily.

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Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs

Houston Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs
Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard and James Harden are a great duo for the Rockets, but they're not enough to defeat the Spurs on the road. San Antonio wins this one in close fashion.

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Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors

Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry is an amazing talent to watch, but so is his counterpart, Chris Paul. The Warriors have talent, but the Clippers are the better team and will get the victory in the finale of the Christmas day games.