Christmas came early for basketball fans in Detroit, with Santa not only taking back a lump of coal named Josh Smith but also delivering a bona fide stretch four named Anthony Tolliver. We need to wait another day before seeing the new-look Detroit Pistons in action, but we have an entire day of games to enjoy in the meantime.
The Washington Wizards visit the New York Knicks for the first game at noon ET (ESPN). If Drew Gooden needs to do any last-second Christmas shopping before the game, he can leave his credit cards at home, thanks to John Wall:
ALERT: Special Christmas edition @Johnwall just gave @drewgooden 100K. http://t.co/X4yL9iuyxO pic.twitter.com/QFwnvXODNX— Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) December 24, 2014
The San Antonio Spurs host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 2:30 p.m (ABC). Let Pounding the Rock get you in the holiday spirit:
LeBron James returns to Miami as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Heat at 5 p.m. (ABC) -- Hot Hot Hoops hit the streets to find out how fans will remember him:
The Los Angeles Lakers head to Chicago at 8 p.m. (TNT), and Silver Screen and Roll has a wish list for each member of the team. Saving the best game for last, the Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Clippers for the nightcap at 10:30 p.m. (TNT). No funny video for this one, but here's an interesting Q&A about the matchup between Golden State of Mind's Nate Parham and Clips Nation's Steve Perrin.
Now your thoughts. Pour some eggnog, pull up your fancy new Christmas socks and enjoy the games -- here's your Christmas Day open thread.