Slew of NBA action scheduled for holiday

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The Denver Nuggets (20-9, 7-8 road) play the Portland Trailblazers (19-12, 10-4 home) today at 9 p.m. The game, which takes place in Portland, Ore., will be shown on ESPN.

— For Christmas, the NBA will offer sports fans a full day of basketball.

The games start at 10 a.m., when the New York Knicks (11-17, 7-8 at home) host Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat (14-12, 5-4 away) on ESPN.

At 1 p.m., there will be a battle of Eas­tern Confe­rence powers, as the Boston Celtics (22-5, 12-1 road) travel to Orlando to face the Magic (22-7, 12-2 home) in a rematch of last year’s second-round series.

The Celtics-Magic game will be broadcast on ABC.

At 3 p.m., Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (22-8, 11-6 road) travel to Los Angeles to face Kobe Bryant and the Lakers (23-4, 16-2 home).

The Cavaliers and Lakers also play on ABC.

At 6 p.m., Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns (18-11, 10-2 home) will host Eric Gordon and the Los Angeles Clippers (12-16, 5-8 road).

The Suns-Clippers game will be shown on ESPN.

At 9 p.m., Carmelo Anthony and the hometown Denver Nuggets (20-9, 7-8 road) will face Brandon Roy and the Portland Trailblazers (19-12, 10-4 home).

The game, which is in Portland, will be shown on ESPN.

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