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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 7 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)

Here's when all the NBA and NFL games start on Christmas


Look. We get it. Your presents are open. The in-laws are here. You need an escape. 

Fortunately, since Christmas is on a Sunday this year, in addition to the now-traditional NBA games, you also get some NFL action today to distract you. It's a Christmas miracle. 

Here's when it all starts. (All times Eastern.)


  • Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks: 12 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers: 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
  • Chicago Bulls @ San Antonio Spurs: 5:00 p.m. (ABC)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves @ Oklahoma City Thunder: 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Los Angeles Clippers @ Los Angeles Lakers: 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
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Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes (40) dunks past Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) during the second half in Game 7 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Let's be honest. The main show is Warriors-Cavs. The rest is just not as important.

But it's a pretty stacked lineup overall.


Most of the action was actually on Saturday. Take what you can get!

  • Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers: 4:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
  • Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs: 8:30 p.m. (NBC)

And there's still Monday Night Football for those who are off on Monday. The Detroit Lions will take on the Dallas Cowboys at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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