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Report: Thunder to play at Knicks on Christmas Day

by Anthony Slater Modified: July 31, 2013 at 9:50 am •  Published: July 30, 2013

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) dunks the ball during NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New York Knicks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Sunday, April 7, 2010, in Oklahoma City Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) dunks the ball during NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New York Knicks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Sunday, April 7, 2010, in Oklahoma City Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

With the NBA schedule still a week away from official release, a few of the league’s marquee matchups have started leaking over social media.

And the Thunder, reportedly, will once again be involved in the NBA’s brightest showcase day.

OKC, always an intriguing national draw, will be in Madison Square Garden to play the Knicks on Christmas Day, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

This would mark the fourth consecutive season the Thunder has played on Christmas, with a record of 2-1.

-2010: OKC beats Denver 114-106 at home, led by Kevin Durant’s 44 points.

-2011: OKC starts the lockout-shortened season with a 97-89 Christmas home win over Orlando.

-2012: In an NBA Finals rematch on the holiday, OKC falls 103-97 to the Heat

Other reported Christmas Day games: Heat at Lakers / Bulls at Nets.

At this point, any leaked games are still tentative dates, with nothing set in stone until the schedule is officially announced on Aug. 6th at 5 p.m. CT on NBA TV.


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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