The stars descend as the NBA starts its December marathon this Friday (December 14).
It’s a glitzy Christmas for Filipino hoop fans as the stars of the best basketball league in the whole world will be seen in action everyday on ABS-CBN S+A and ABS-CBN starting Friday (December 14), including the much-anticipated Christmas day showdown between the Lebron James-led Los Angeles Lakers and the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
The special December marathon fires off on Friday (December 14) live at 9 am on S+A with James and the youngsters of the Los Angeles Lakers going up against the veteran-laden Houston Rockets squad of James Harden and Chris Paul. After that, it’s John Wall and the Washington Wizards versus Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets on December 15 at 8:30 am live on ABS-CBN, then the coverage shifts back to S+A with the Minnesota Timberwolves – Phoenix Suns game on December 16.
The next day, December 17, features the battle of Eastern Conference's top seed Toronto Raptors and Kawhi Leonard and the West's number three squad Denver Nuggets, which has been in a tear behind the balanced play of their stars led by Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic.
Action continues with Philadelphia–San Antonio on December 18, Cleveland–Indiana on December 19, and Memphis-Portland on December 20.
Also to watch for this month is super rookie Luka Doncic as his Dallas Mavericks battle the Los Angeles Clippers on December 21 at 11:30 am on S+A, followed by Atlanta-New York on ABS-CBN on December 22, and the showdown of two Eastern Conference giants in the Toronto – Philadelphia game on December 23 at 8:30 back on S+A.
This special NBA marathon serves as a countdown to the Christmas Day battle everyone has been raving about since the free agent signing of LeBron James to the Lakers: a special date with the back-to-back defending champions, Golden State Warriors, which will air LIVE on S+A on December 26 at 9 am. It’s the first significant Christmas day game in Laker Land as the Purple and Gold have been on the rebuild the past years. Before this game, Minnesota and Oklahoma City will also battle on December 24 on S+A.
The marathon continues until the end of December featuring matchups between Toronto-Miami, Boston-Houston, Detroit-Indiana, Golden State-Portland, and finally Sacramento-LA Lakers on December 31 on S+A. Watch the games on high-definition on S+A HD and ABS-CBN HD on cable.
Don’t miss the special treat being from ABS-CBN Sports and the NBA to Kapamilya hoop fans starting Friday (December 14) on S+A, S+A HD, ABS-CBN, and ABS-CBN HD. For more NBA stories, visit the ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com/nba and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter. Sports fans can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #NBAonABSCBN and #NBASabaDos.
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