The NBA is set to release their slate of Christmas and MLK Day games, along with the opening week’s national TV schedule on Wednesday afternoon. But, as usual, leaks of the schedule are coming out early and ESPN’s Chris Haynes is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers will be playing on Christmas Day on the road against the Utah Jazz:
Portland Trail Blazers will face the Utah Jazz on the road in one of the five Christmas Day games, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 8, 2018
Portland hasn’t played a Christmas Day game since 2010, when they lost to the Golden State Warriors 109-102.
Blazer fans will never forget the epic Brandon Roy/Carmelo Anthony Christmas Day battle in 2009. Here’s a video of the highlights if you want to re-live Roy dropping 41 points on the Nuggets.