Sizzling Clippers, Kobe vs. Knicks and a Finals rematch all highlighting NBA's Christmas slate

Published December 24, 2012

| Associated Press

The NBA's hottest team will be playing at home in Los Angeles, and it's the Clippers, not the Lakers.

There's a finals rematch in Miami, a holiday matinee in Brooklyn, Kobe vs. the Knicks and the 20th anniversary of one of Michael Jordan's most memorable games in Chicago.

Welcome to Christmas, NBA style.

A five-game slate makes up the NBA's Christmas schedule, which this year comes with the additional bonus of not being the first day back after a lockout forced the cancellation of the opening portion of last season.

Schedule-makers set the matchups long ago, and the league always tries to get some marquee meetings.

This year, they pretty much struck gold.

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