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A Christmas wish for no whistle-happy refs in Warriors-Cavs Christmas Day clash

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The game of the year is here! Golden State faces off against Cleveland in a Christmas Day rematch at Oracle Arena.

Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Warriors took Saturday night off against the Nuggets, so it’s almost like they’ve had two days off instead of one.

If the abysmal shooting against Denver can be blamed on pre-holiday distraction, let’s hope today’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be doomed by hangovers from too many whiskey-spiked egg nogs.

Today’s marquee Christmas Day matchup is, after all, the first showdown of the season for the two teams since the Warriors crushed Cleveland’s title repeat hopes in such vicious fashion last June that the Cavs’ roster looks very different than it did a year ago.

In other words, it’s the biggest game of the year!

Grab your preferred beverage and sneak away from any loud or annoying family members.

Game considerations:

Starting point guards being out for both teams negates advantage in either team’s direction. Who or what will be the difference maker?

Last year, bad officiating tipped the advantage heavily in Cleveland’s favor. Will the referees insert themselves as an additional opponent for either team this Christmas?

Nothing zaps the excitement from an eagerly-awaited Christmas Day game more than whistle-happy refs. Did they get the memo that fans don’t want this? Will they let. them. play.?


Who or what will be the difference maker in a Warriors’ Christmas Day win?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Jordan Bell or Patrick McCaw play light years into the future
    (45 votes)
  • 17%
    Klay Thompson has a game that can only be described as a Christmas miracle
    (29 votes)
  • 40%
    Kevin Durant does Kevin Durant
    (68 votes)
  • 16%
    NBA refs throw it to the Cavs
    (28 votes)
170 votes total Vote Now