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Cavs-Warriors Christmas Day tussle to air LIVE on S+A
An early morning treat for Filipino NBA fans! (File Photo)
The NBA Marathon on ABS-CBN reaches its climax with the live airing of the Christmas day game between defending champion Golden State Warriors and last season’s runner-ups Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday (December 26) at 4 am on ABS-CBN S+A.
The match brings together in one court the biggest stars of the National Basketball Association (NBA) led by Most Valuable Player awardees Lebron James and Kevin Durant. This is also the first time the two teams, which have faced each other in the past two NBA Finals, will battle with their reinforced lineups.
The Cavs have been rolling with three-time champion Dwyane Wade coming off the bench as they continue to wait for Isaiah Thomas’ return, which is slated on January. The Warriors, on the other hand, continue to rely on starters Durant, Klay Thompson, Patrick McCaw, and 2014 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala with a deep bench led by Quinn Cook as star guard as two-time MVP Stephen Curry continues to ride the pine due to a bum ankle.
As a Christmas treat to Kapamilya basketball fans, ABS-CBN has begun to air NBA games daily starting December 15 until January, including the Lakers-Warriors game on December 19, when Los Angeles retired Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s two jerseys.
After the exciting Christmas Day game, fans can also look forward to watching their favorite teams including Memphis, Boston, New York, New Orleans, Orlando, Brooklyn, San Antonio, Utah, and Houston. The marathon will close with the LIVE airing of the game between the Charlotte Hornets and the LA Clippers on January 1, 8 am on S+A.
For more information and stories on the NBA, visit the ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com/nba and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter. Sports fans can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #NBAonABSCBN and #NBASabaDos.