NBA 2018-19 schedule: LeBron's Lakers at Warriors on Christmas Day, report says

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Part of the NBA’s 2018 Christmas Day schedule was leaked Tuesday night, hours before its official release.

Among the slate’s highlights, according to The New York Times: LeBron James and the Lakers facing the NBA champion Warriors in Oakland, Calif.

James took on the Warriors four consecutive years in the NBA Finals as a member of the Cavaliers, winning once. He is expected to turn the Lakers into a team that can compete with Golden State for the Western Conference championship.

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The other games reported by the Times: Celtics vs. 76ers and Bucks at Knicks. ESPN later reported the Trail Blazers will play at the Jazz.

One other Christmas Day game is scheduled but has not yet been reported.

The Celts and Sixers are expected to compete for Eastern Conference supremacy, and the Bucks boast the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who did this during one of his visits to Madison Square Garden last season:

The league will release its Christmas and Martin Luther King Day schedules at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday.