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It’s Christmas time in the city and while that means gifts and presents for the kids and for some of the adults. It also means family time and good food. But for the sports fans out there, it’s also a sports-a-thon of some of the top teams in both major sports leagues with a little college basketball thrown in.

So as soon as you can escape the fam, head down to your man cave or woman cave for all the fun, or if you’re an all-sports family, break out those jerseys and get your cozy sock and blankets ready for the family couch.

Here’s what’s on.


12 noon—Sixers at Knicks, ESPN

3 p.m.—Cavaliers at Warriors, ABC

5:30 p.m.—Wizards at Celtics, ABC

8 p.m.—Rockets at Thunder, ABC

10:30 p.m.—Timberwolves at Rockets, TNT


4:20 p.m.—Steelers at Texans, NFL

8:30 p.m.—Raiders at Eagles, ESPN

College basketball: 

6 p.m.—Final round of Diamond Head Classic (College basketball tournament with Akron, Davidson, Hawaii, Miami, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Princeton and USC in field) ESPN, Check local listings


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