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In addition, the National Basketball Association also announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves will come to Los Angeles for Christmas night.
This first game of the season will serve as the start of new eras for Staples Center's neighbors, as the Lakers will see the debut of second-overall pick Lonzo Ball, while the Clippers will look to move past the departure of Chris Paul. We chose to rank all five Christmas Day games by watchability.
As of right now, this seems like it will be the most one-sided Christmas Day game.
Teams such as the Lakers have not made an official announcement, but Josh Hart played the spoiler for any future announcement with a recent video he posted on Snapchat. In those six games listed below, LA went 4-2.
The Lakers have won 22 games on Christmas, tying the New York Knicks for the most in National Basketball Association history.
It's a shame that the Clippers are without a Christmas Day game this year, as a Rockets-Clippers matchup could have been an exciting Christmas game.