“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” or by screaming your head off for your favorite NBA team. December 25th is a day for family, presents, and basketball for all fans of great NBA action. The past few years, the NBA has treated fans to some of the best matchups of the season on Christmas day.
These marquee matchups are some of the best imaginable to an NBA fan and is just an extra “present” for those who watch these entertaining matchups. This year’s lineup of games includes: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers. These Christmas day games continue to excite and amaze NBA fans across the country and will be some of the best to attend.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat
American Airlines Arena (Miami, FL)
Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will go into American Airlines Arena looking to spoil Christmas day for Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat, and all Heat fans in attendance. The Pelicans and Heat both have had their ups and downs so far in the season but will look to come away with an impressive win on Christmas day that could help propel them into solidifying a postseason position.
This fantastic matchup that kicks off the NBA Christmas day games will be one to watch as the Pelicans and Heat are two potential playoff teams. Tickets to this game could be very pricey but on Rukkus, fans can get the best deals that will get them to this great game. Tickets to this matchup start as low as $32 on Rukkus. Make sure not to miss out on this opportunity to see this great Christmas day matchup, check out Rukkus today!
Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, OK)
The Bulls and Thunder are two playoff teams that have had injury plagued seasons the past few years. But this season, both teams look to be at full strength which makes them two of the most competitive teams in their respective divisions. The Bulls have gotten back the talents of PG Derrick Rose who has suffered multiple injuries over the past few seasons which hurt Chicago when the postseason rolled around. With the return of Rose, it adds another weapon to the Bulls who feature rising star Jimmy Butler and all star big man Pau Gasol.
The Thunder have been without all NBA SF Kevin Durant for much of the last two seasons. The injury bug also got ahold of Durant and the absence of his dynamic play really showed on the court for OKC. But with the return of Durant to the team, the Thunder are once again one of the deadliest offensive teams in the league. Durant’s powerful offensive output adds a frightening element to the Thunder team that already features explosive point guard play from all star, Russell Westbrook. These two squads are back at full force and should provide one of the best games of the year on Christmas day.
With the amount of talent and star power on the court, this game will be one for any NBA fan to attend. With Rukkus, fans can get the best prices available to this matchup and much more. The Christmas day matchup of the Bulls vs. Thunder starts as low as $46. Let Rukkus get you to the game for the best prices out there to the great Christmas day games in the NBA!
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena (Oakland, CA)
The Cleveland Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors. This is the matchup that everyone will be watching. The Cavaliers travel to Oracle Arena to take on the Warriors for the first time since Cleveland fell to Golden State in the NBA Finals last June. The Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry, have been off to a perfect start this year and doesn’t look like they’re slowing down anytime soon. The huge scoring output by the Warriors is difficult for teams to keep up with and their fundamentally sound defense suffocates opposing offenses. But maybe LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have the solution.
The Cavaliers are the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference currently and have had solid performances throughout the year. An element to the Cavs that was missing during the Finals last season was PF Kevin Love. Out with injury last season, Love has returned this season and has provided a great spark for the Cavs on offense and defense. Can LeBron and the Cavs take one from Stephen and the Warriors?
This rematch of last season’s NBA Finals won’t be one to miss out on as it features some of the best players in the NBA. Demand for this matchup is at an all time high and ticket prices are also very high. Rukkus offers the cheapest options on tickets to the best matchups like the Cavaliers vs. Warriors. Prices to this matchup start at $194 which are some of the best out there. Don’t miss out on the chance to watch these two great NBA franchises got at it once again.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets
Toyota Center (Houston, TX)
Two Western Conference squads from Texas battle on Christmas day which gives fans a peek at two very talented teams that could make playoff runs. The Spurs are sitting pretty toward the top of the Western Conference and the Rockets are in the middle of the pack. All though the Spurs are an aging team, the addition of big man LaMarcus Aldridge is key to their success for the team as he adds another weapon to the disposal of Head Coach Gregg Popovich. The Spurs also feature NBA great, Tim Duncan and rising star Kawhi Leonard.
The Spurs continue to be a power in the West and the best NBA team in Texas. The Rockets are trying to get overtake that title from the Spurs as they’ve slowly improved the past few seasons. Led by James Harden and Dwight Howard, the Rockets have the potential and talent to go deep into the postseason. Last season the Rockets made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals but fell to the Golden State Warriors. Harden and Howard look to turn around the season for Houston and make it into the playoffs.
These two squads provide a great Western Conference matchup to watch and Rukkus can get you to this game for the cheapest price out there. Prices to this game start as low as $47, so check out Rukkus today for the cheapest options out there to these great Christmas day games!
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Well, this is it for the Black Mamba. Kobe Bryant has officially announced that this season will be his last in the NBA. The Los Angeles Laker great has played 20 seasons in the NBA and is considered one of the best to ever play and it’s only right that he plays on Christmas day against the Los Angeles Clippers for the “Battle of Los Angeles.” The Lakers are historically the better team, but the past few years, the Clippers have established themselves as the premiere team from Los Angeles.
All star players like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin lead the Clippers with an explosive “Lob City” offense that excites and amazes crowds whenever they play. Under the direction of Head Coach Doc Rivers, the Clippers have consistently been a contender in the Western Conference. But this Christmas, the Lakers are trying to send Kobe out with the best gift they can give him, a win.
Being his last season, the Lakers will turn up the intensity to give Kobe the best experience they possibly can by winning as much as they can. The Lakers have experienced their fair share of struggles but will look to come together as one unit their leader out in winning fashion. Tickets to this game that features some of the best the NBA has to offer will be very expensive, but on Rukkus, fans get the best deals to these matchups. Prices to the Lakers vs. Clippers are starting $156 so make sure to check out the great deals on Rukkus while they last!