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Preview: NBA Opener/Christmas Games 22-23
« on: August 14, 2022, 07:21:43 PM »

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NBA leaked out some previews of next season's marquee matchups including Warriors vs Grizzlies and Lakers @ Mavericks both on Christmas Day.

The opening night second-header will be another classic LeBron's Lakers @ Curry's Warriors.

The rest of the schedule should come out next week. Season's about to get wild again!

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2022, 07:29:00 PM »

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I'm surprised the C's are not gonna be playing the Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day.

I'm gonna go on a limb and say we play the opening night first-header against the 76ers, and playoff rematch against the Bucks on Christmas Day or vs the Nets (if KD still remains a Nets).

EDIT: Full schedule's out for the Christmas Games per Yahoo Sports and Shams:

Bucks vs. Celtics
76ers vs. Knicks
Suns vs. Nuggets
Lakers vs. Mavericks
Grizzlies vs. Warriors

Suns/Nuggets could be an interesting game too!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2022, 07:39:57 PM »

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Makes sense.  Celtics v. Bucks will draw eyeballs.


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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2022, 02:04:38 PM »

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No Nets, interesting but not surprising.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2022, 02:09:54 PM »

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No Nets, interesting but not surprising.

Yeah, there's just too much in flux there.

I would have liked to see the Twolves make the schedule.  Give us some new blood!


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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2022, 02:30:59 PM »

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I'm surprised the C's are not gonna be playing the Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day.

I'm gonna go on a limb and say we play the opening night first-header against the 76ers, and playoff rematch against the Bucks on Christmas Day or vs the Nets (if KD still remains a Nets).

EDIT: Full schedule's out for the Christmas Games per Yahoo Sports and Shams:

Bucks vs. Celtics
76ers vs. Knicks
Suns vs. Nuggets
Lakers vs. Mavericks
Grizzlies vs. Warriors

Suns/Nuggets could be an interesting game too!
So Celtics getting prime time, maybe something like:

76ers vs. Knicks 12:00PM EST
Lakers vs. Mavericks 2:30PM EST
Suns vs. Nuggets 5:00PM EST
Bucks vs. Celtics 8:00PM EST
Grizzlies vs Warriors 10:30PM EST

Or do they give prime time to the Warriors and Lebron/Doncic late love:

76ers vs. Knicks 12:00PM EST
Bucks vs. Celtics 2:30PM EST
Suns vs. Nuggets 5:00PM EST
Grizzlies vs Warriors 8:00PM EST
Lakers vs. Mavericks 10:30PM EST

Probably the latter if I know The Mouse.

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2022, 03:21:00 PM »

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Knicks usually get a spot, but that should definitely be Miami instead.

Personally, I think the Christmas match-ups suffer a little when there's no great East/West match-up going on.  Good chance all these teams will have already played each other 1-2 times by the time Christmas rolls around.  Having to wait till Christmas to see a particular match-up helps build the excitement, IMO.

I think I'd be most excited to see a MIL/LAC match-up on Christmas.

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2022, 03:32:41 PM »

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I'm surprised the C's are not gonna be playing the Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day.

I'm gonna go on a limb and say we play the opening night first-header against the 76ers, and playoff rematch against the Bucks on Christmas Day or vs the Nets (if KD still remains a Nets).

EDIT: Full schedule's out for the Christmas Games per Yahoo Sports and Shams:

Bucks vs. Celtics
76ers vs. Knicks
Suns vs. Nuggets
Lakers vs. Mavericks
Grizzlies vs. Warriors

Suns/Nuggets could be an interesting game too!
So Celtics getting prime time, maybe something like:

76ers vs. Knicks 12:00PM EST
Lakers vs. Mavericks 2:30PM EST
Suns vs. Nuggets 5:00PM EST
Bucks vs. Celtics 8:00PM EST
Grizzlies vs Warriors 10:30PM EST

Or do they give prime time to the Warriors and Lebron/Doncic late love:

76ers vs. Knicks 12:00PM EST
Bucks vs. Celtics 2:30PM EST
Suns vs. Nuggets 5:00PM EST
Grizzlies vs Warriors 8:00PM EST
Lakers vs. Mavericks 10:30PM EST

Probably the latter if I know The Mouse.

The definitely wouldn’t put the Lakers on at 11:30 LA-time on Christmas, so no way for a 2:30 EST start for that game.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2022, 10:13:00 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2022, 10:15:28 PM »

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Knicks usually get a spot, but that should definitely be Miami instead.

Personally, I think the Christmas match-ups suffer a little when there's no great East/West match-up going on.  Good chance all these teams will have already played each other 1-2 times by the time Christmas rolls around.  Having to wait till Christmas to see a particular match-up helps build the excitement, IMO.

I think I'd be most excited to see a MIL/LAC match-up on Christmas.

Knicks are the Mecca of Basketball, so they gotta be on every Xmas game despite how garbage they can be lol. Wolves vs 76ers would've been entertaining at least; they really are missing the Wolves on this marquee matchup. Edwards-KAT-Gobert definitely shaking the league.

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2022, 09:25:48 AM »

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NBA’s 2022-23 Opening Night, Oct. 18 on TNT: – 76ers at Celtics – And as previously reported: Lakers at Warriors – via Twitter ShamsCharania


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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2022, 09:27:40 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2022, 09:37:16 PM »

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NBA’s 2022-23 Opening Night, Oct. 18 on TNT: – 76ers at Celtics – And as previously reported: Lakers at Warriors – via Twitter ShamsCharania

Nailed it!  ;D Hope we smash the 76ers.