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NBA Christmas Day schedule 2015: Pelicans at Heat, Bulls at Thunder kick off 14 hours of basketball

A brief overview of all five NBA games on Christmas Day.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Christmas Day is finally here and as soon as you get done unwrapping your presents, the NBA will be waiting for you.

ABC and ESPN will combine to broadcast 14 hours of basketball today, including the marquee matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers at 2 p.m.

The Marquee Matchup

We've already been discussing the Warriors game for days, but just to recap:

Christmas Day overview

Anyway, there will be plenty of time today to get excited for the marquee matchup of the day. So let's quickly take a look at some notes on the other games.

For far more on the day's events, check out Kelly Dwyer's in-depth preview of the day at Yahoo.

Full schedule

For the time zone challenged, the full broadcast schedule is below.

Time (PT)




9 a.m.

New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat

ESPN: Mark Jones, Kara Lawson, Israel Gutierrez
ESPN Deportes: Alvaro Martin, Carlos Morales

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

11 a.m.

NBA Countdown Presented by Straight Talk Wireless

Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins


11:30 a.m.

Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma Thunder

ABC: Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Chris Broussard
ESPN Deportes: Roger Valdivieso, Pablo Viruega
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Bob Valvano

ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, WatchESPN

2 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors

ABC: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Heather Cox
ESPN Deportes: Alvaro Martin, Carlos Morales
ESPN Radio: Kevin Calabro, Tim Legler

ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, WatchESPN

5 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

ESPN: Ryan Ruocco, P.J. Carlesimo, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN Deportes: Roger Valdivieso, Pablo Viruega

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers

ESPN: Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, J.A. Adande
ESPN Deportes: Renato Bermudez, Sebastian Martinez Christensen

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

10 p.m.

NBA Tonight

Prim Siripipat, Amin Elhassan


Which of those games other than the 2015 NBA Finals rematch are you most looking forward to? Vote in the poll below and discuss your choice in the comments!

Merry Christmas!

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