The NBA has officially released the Christmas Day and tip-off schedules for the 2017-18 season, and the Trail Blazers have once again missed the cut for the holiday showcase.
The 2017-18 schedule will open with eight games, and will be featured on both TNT and ESPN.
The #KiaTipOff17 National TV Schedule!— NBA (@NBA) August 10, 2017
10/17: BOS/CLE, HOU/GSW
10/18: PHI/WAS, MIN/SAS
10/19: NYK/OKC, LAC/LAL
10/20: CLE/MIL, GSW/NOP pic.twitter.com/68D6PPsj6c
The Christmas Day schedule will include two Northwest Division teams in the Thunder and Timberwolves.
The 2017 #NBAXmas Day Schedule!— NBA (@NBA) August 10, 2017
10:30et: TWolves/Lakers pic.twitter.com/gELqXUNMY0
The last time the Blazers played on Christmas day was back in 2010, when a Monta Ellis-led Warriors team completed a heroic fourth-quarter comeback. The last Portland holiday victory came in the year prior, over the Nuggets—a contest that featured an impressive 41-point outburst from Brandon Roy.
The entire NBA schedule is set to be released next week, according to Sekou Smith of NBA.com. Until then, you can check out Portland's preseason schedule, which was unveiled earlier this month.
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