It will be the fifth straight year Chicago has appeared on the Christmas slate. The Lakers have played on Christmas 41 times. Only the New York Knicks have played on Christmas more frequently.
In July, it was reported the Cleveland Cavaliers will play at the Miami Heat on Christmas Day in LeBron James's first game against his former team. Other rumored Christmas matchups include the Los Angeles Clippers playing the Golden State Warriors and the Knicks taking on the Washington Wizards.
Last year on Christmas, the Heat defeated the Lakers 101-95 and the Bulls routed the Brooklyn Nets 95-78.
- Scooby Axson