Warriors host Cavaliers as part of Christmas lineup

Warriors host Cavaliers as part of Christmas lineup
The Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the centerpiece Christmas Day game for the third consecutive season, the NBA revealed Thursday, along with the rest of its high-profile Dec. 25 schedule. As the defending NBA champions, the Warriors get the reward of being home at Oracle Arena on Christmas and will host the game at 3 p.m. ET, tipping off a tripleheader on ABC. The Cavs beat the Warriors in Christmas last year when Kyrie Irving made a shot with Klay Thompson draped on him with 3.4 seconds left in the game. Kevin Durant scored 36 points and LeBron James had 31 in what was one of the best games of the regular season. The NBA also announced the season's featured first week of games. The Warriors and Cavs will play on the opening night, Oct. 17. The Cavs will host the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals in the first game at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, followed by the... 
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