Friday, December 24, 2010

Weekend watchdog

After spending time with a tree with Christmas balls, the NBA hopes you'll watch their players on the court Christmas afternoon.
Five NBA games tip off Christmas Day, with the two biggest on ABC. The Celtics head south to face Orlando at 2:30 p.m., then at 5 p.m. LeBron, D-Wade and the crew take the Heat against the Kobe and the Lakers.
The day starts at noon on ESPN with the Bulls visiting Chicago at noon. At 8 p.m., Denver takes on Oklahoma City followed by Portland-Golden State.
Elsewhere in the NBA, the Wizards head to San Antonio Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NFL network has its final game this week, with Dallas visiting Arizona Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The NFL moved Vikings-Eagles to the Sunday night NBC slot, and the NFC South battle between the Saints and Falcons has coverage on ESPN Monday.
Sunday afternoon, the Ravens visit Cleveland on CBS. FOX has the doubleheader, with the Redskins taking on Jacksonville in the early game and the Giants-Packers earning the 4:15 p.m. spotlight.
College bowl season continues as Tulsa spends Christmas Eve in Hawaii, meeting the Rainbow Warriors at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Florida International takes on Troy in the Little Caesar's Bowl.
College basketball has a few contests over the Christmas weekend. Friday starting at 7 p.m., there's two games from the Cancun Governor's Cup on ESPN2. Christmas Night, there's two more games from the Diamondhead Classic at 7 p.m.
The Capitals visit Carolina Sunday on Comcast-plus.

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