How to watch Christmas NBA games 2022: TV channels, live streams, start times and more

By | December 25, 2022

Are you ready for some Christmas Day hoops?

Once again, some of the NBA’s biggest stars and teams will take center stage on the holiday. There will be five games in total, starting at noon on the East Coast and ending after midnight on one of the biggest days on the NBA calendar.

Among the stars who will be in action are Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, Ja Morant, Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker and LeBron James.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune into each matchup.

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How to watch Christmas NBA games 2022: TV channels, live streams, start times and more

(All times Eastern)

The Knicks will host the 76ers at noon in the first of five games on Christmas Day. The Mavericks will then face the Lakers at 2:30 p.m., followed by Bucks vs. Celtics at 5 p.m. and Grizzlies vs. Warriors at 8 p.m.

The Suns will take on the Nuggets in the final game of the night, slated to tip off around 10:30 p.m.

Each Christmas Day game will be televised on both ESPN and ABC. If you’ve cut the cord, you can live stream the games with a subscription to Sling TV.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the biggest games of the 2022-23 NBA season on Sling TV. Stream Sling Orange for $40/month to catch all regular season games on TNT, ESPN & ABC. For games on NBA TV, subscribe to Sling Orange & Sports Extra for $51/month. Local regional blackout restrictions apply.

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NBA Christmas Day 2022 schedule
Game Time (ET) TV channel Streaming
76ers at Knicks Noon ESPN/ABC Sling TV
Lakers at Mavericks 2:30 p.m. ESPN/ABC Sling TV
Bucks at Celtics 5 p.m. ESPN/ABC Sling TV
Grizzlies at Warriors 8 p.m. ESPN/ABC Sling TV
Suns at Nuggets 10:30 p.m. ESPN/ABC Sling TV

The 2022-23 season marks the 75th edition of the NBA on Christmas Day. The league has featured five games on the holiday for 15 straight years.