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NBA Christmas Day Schedule

NBA Christmas Day Schedule – Five Reasons to Tune in

The National Basketball Association released the NBA official schedule for the 2015-2016 season, and as always, NBA Christmas Day schedule and games are cream of the crop. Many people believe that the official season in the NBA starts after Christmas day, when teams get their feet wet and contenders emerge, while pretenders fall back in the standings. Here are five reasons to tune in on Christmas Day and spend the day and the night watching basketball.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule

Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12:00PM ET

The NBA Christmas Day Schedule kicks off with the Heat hosting the Pelicans and the young rising star, Anthony Davis. This will be the first time fans get to see Davis play on a Christmas day, and the young star will surely not disappoint. The Heat are regulars on Christmas day for the past several years, and they always put on a show. This year’s Christmas day games will be competitive, with almost every team making the playoffs the year before and watching Davis probably destroying the Heat is a nice appetizer.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls 2:30PM ET

Since the World Cup in 2010, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant from the Thunder have been marketed as the next generation stars in the NBA. And While Durant has established himself as one of the top 5 players in the league, Rose won an MVP award following the World Cup, but has been injured ever since. The Thunder and the Bulls were and still are up and coming teams, and they have had several Christmas day matchups in the past few years. The two teams play either on opening night, or on Christmas. And since they meet just twice during the regular season, watching them on Christmas makes it that much more special.

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 5:00PM ET

The Cavs at Warriors matchup is the highlight of the NBA Christmas day schedule. This will be the first time the two teams meet after the Finals, and this time, the Cavs might be healthy. With Love, James, Irving, Curry, Thompson, Green and Iguodala, there are more than enough stars on the floor to entice your attention. Toss in Lebron’s motivation for revenge, and this might turn into a playoff atmosphere game, if not Finals atmosphere. By Christmas, we might even know the roster for Team USA, and both Curry and Irving compete for a spot. If one of them doesn’t make the cut, he will definitely have a reason more to go at the other.

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 8:00PM ET

The battle for supremacy between Texas teams is one of the most interesting and intriguing in the league. The Christmas Day schedule will take us to Houston, where the Rockets will welcome the new, refreshed Spurs team that is hoping to get back to the Finals. The Rockets have the same goal in mind, with this being a crucial year for them as Dwight Howard is nearing free agency. The Rockets have their own Big Three in Howard, Harden and Ty Lawson. And if Lawson manages to keep his head in the game, the race to the division title in the Southwest division might be one for the ages.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Tickets 10:30PM ET

It is the swan song for Kobe Bryant, one of the best players in the past 20 years. Bryant left a significant stamp on the league, and this might be the last time fans get to see him on Christmas. Kobe has hinted this might be his last season in the league, and it will all depend on his health at the end of the season. But coming back from serious injuries the past two seasons, one has to wonder how long till Kobe says enough is enough. The Lakers Clippers game is the last game on the 2015 NBA Christmas Day Schedule.

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Stephen Curry MVP

Stephen Curry MVP Award Three Reasons Its Well Deserved

Stephen Curry MVP award the top three reasons it is well deserved!

During the course of the regular season, two names were always in the running for the MVP award. One of them was Stephen Curry, the other being Houston Rockets dynamic guard James Harden. In the end, the Warriors guard won it, and here the reasons why Stephen Curry’s MVP award is well deserved.

Best player on the best team argument
The Golden State Warriorss were the best team during the regular season, winning franchise best 67 games. And it is not just the number of games they won, but how they did it. The Warriors were first in defensive rating, allowing just 98.2 points per 100 possessions and second in offensive rating at 109.7. Only the Los Angeles Clippers were the better offensive team during the course of the regular season, but the Warriors scored a net differential of 11.4. The Warriors were the only team with a double digit net differential in the regular season. Stephen Curry is arguably the best player on the team, as he makes everything happen. His 3-pt shooting draws the defense, but he can also drive, and he always finds the open man. His numbers might be down from a season ago, but his efficiency is up, and he was very close to the 40-50-90 club, shooting 44% from the 3-pt line, 48.7% overall and 91.4% from the free throw line.

A Record Year
Usually, the MVP winner breaks some kind of a record. And in the case of Stephen Curry MVP season, the record is the one he set two years ago. In the 2012-2013 season, Curry set a record for most 3-pt shots made with 272. This year, he broke the record on April 9, five days before the regular season ended. He finished the season with 286 made 3-pt shots. He attempted 646 3s, the most out of any other player in the league. And Curry was efficient, shooting 44.3% from behind the arc.

Improved defense
For a player to be considered an MVP, he must show his value on both ends of the floor. Stephen Curry MVP season marks a big step towards that direction for the lanky point guard. Not primary known for his defense, Curry has made huge strides on that end of the floor in the past season. His defensive win shares are the best factor that shows Curry’s value. He has contributed 4.1 wins for the Warriors this season with his defense. And according to stats, the opponents he guards shoot just 36.8% from the floor. Curry has improved his defense radically, and he is averaging career best 2 steals per game, and career low 2 fouls per game. Before the season started, Curry worked with assistant coaches on his defense, and they praise his high hands. Curry’s hands have helped him deflect shots and go for steals. He is also better at stripping opponents and his anticipation for team and help defense has also improved.

I also picked Stephen Curry as the next NBA Superstar back at the beginning of 2013 NBA season.

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have a chance to win the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight which would add two notches in the Stephen Curry MVP Belt…a World Champion and NBA Finals MVP! What a year for Stephen Curry!

Golden State Warriors Tickets soared to an all time high averaging $1450.00 per ticket on the resale market for the game two of the NBA Finals. The NBA Finals Game one at the Oracle Arena to see Stephen Curry and the Warriors face Lebron James and the Cavaliers averaged $1250.00 per ticket. If the Warriors lose tonight to the Cavaliers the chance of breaking the $1450.00 NBA Finals Ticket average is extremely high.

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