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Warriors Host Cavaliers on Christmas Day, Opening Day Game Announced

On Thursday night the NBA announced the five Christmas Day games for the upcoming 2017-18 NBA season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be traveling to Golden State for the third consecutive match-up on Christmas Day.

Since the Warriors are the defending 2017 NBA Finals Champions, they get rewarded by being at home on Christmas. The Cavaliers and Warriors will tip off on Christmas Day at 3 p.m EST and will begin a tripleheader of Christmas Day games on ABC.

The Cavs defeated the Warriors last year on Christmas Day. Kyrie Irving made a shot while tightly defended by Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left in the game. LeBron James added an additional 31 points for the Cavs in that game.

The Cavaliers and Warriors will both being playing on opening night also. The Celtics will travel to Cleveland to face the Cavs in a rematch from the Eastern Conference Finals at 8 p.m EST on TNT.

The Warriors will host the Houston Rockets at 10:30 p.m EST. Also before the game, the Warriors will be getting their NBA Championship rings.

Christmas Day will have the following games played:

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on

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