Nearly six months after we last had an NBA game, the hardwood will be in use once again on Christmas Day. David Stern and the players wanted basketball on Christmas Day and that's what they got in early December when they reached a new labor agreement. The Denver Nuggets don't begin play until Monday night, but here is the Christmas Day schedule:
Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks, 10:00 a.m. MT, TNT: Carmelo Anthony begins his first full season with Amar'e Stoudemire. Tyson Chandler makes his debut for the Knicks as well. The Celtics, meanwhile, don't have CP3.