Carmelo Anthony, John Wall

Report: Knicks-Wizards tentatively set for Christmas Day


Not every Christmas Day game can be as fun as LeBronfest ‘14: Heat-Cavs, but the league must still fill its Dec. 25 schedule.

With so many of the best teams in the Western Conference and many of the biggest markets on the East Coast, it’s a balancing act. Not every game in the Christmas lineup can feature two great teams.

Sometimes, a reasonable matchup between two not-terrible teams (sorry Wizards for the Knicks lowering the threshold) is good enough for the bottom-rung game.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News:

The Wizards just advanced their furthest in the playoffs since 1979. They have one of the league’s most exciting players in John Wall. Bradley Beal adds to a young core. Paul Pierce brings championship experience and star appeal. Marcin Gortat is an enforces and a character. And Randy Wittman’s face can be pretty entertaining.

The Knicks play in New York City.

This would be the Knicks’ sixth straight Christmas Day appearance and the Wizards’ first in six years and just second in 27 years.

Heat’s Gerald Green with breakaway, windmill jam (VIDEO)

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We said this before tonight, but we’ll say it again: The Miami Heat will be fun to watch this season.

One of their summer pickups was high-flying Gerald Green, a guy who is a perfect fit off the bench for their up-tempo system. In the Heat’s first preseason game Sunday, Green put on a little show for the Heat fans with this steal and slam.

Green 12 points to go with five rebounds and looked good for the Heat on the night.


Chris Bosh with between-the-legs pass to cutting Dwyane Wade (VIDEO)

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Miami is going to be a lot of fun to watch this season (if they can stay healthy).

They’ve got athletic, active players who want to run, who move off the ball, and they have good passers. For example, watch Chris Bosh go between the legs to Dwyane Wade in the Heat’s preseason game Sunday.

Bosh had 14 points, and Wade had a dozen, but Charlotte won the exhibition.