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Only Kobe Bryant and Oscar Robertson have scored more than 300 points on Christmas in their NBA careers.
Cleveland’s LeBron James and Chicago’s Dwyane Wade might join the club Sunday.
Wade enters this year’s Christmas Day quintupleheader as the league’s leading active scorer, with 277 points. It’s unlikely he’ll still have that designation when his game starts in San Antonio, given that James and the Cavaliers host Golden State immediately before that matchup — and James enters with 270 points in his Christmas career.
Bryant is the all-time Christmas leader with 395 points. Robertson scored 377, Wade is third for now, followed by Shaquille O’Neal (272) and James rounding out the top five.
The schedule starts at noon, with the Boston Celtics visiting the New York Knicks. The rest of the schedule (all times Eastern): Golden State at Cleveland at 2:30 p.m., Chicago at San Antonio at 5 p.m., Minnesota at Oklahoma City at 8 p.m., and an all-Los Angeles matchup with the Clippers at the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.
It’s the ninth consecutive year that the NBA features five games on Christmas.