A marquee matchup of two new dynamic duos created this offseason will headline the NBA's Christmas slate this year.
The LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The meeting will pit LeBron James and new teammate Anthony Davis against reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
James will likely play in his 14th Christmas game this year and break a tie with Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, Earl Monroe and Dolph Schayes for the second-most all time, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only Kobe Bryant (16) has played more. James has scored 338 points on Christmas, which ranks third behind Bryant (395) and Oscar Robertson (377).
The NBA champion Raptors will play on Christmas for the first time since 2001.