Report: Heat and Pelicans scheduled to play on Christmas
Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside.
One of the NBA’s most-complete starting lineups or one of the league’s best players?
We’re on track to witness the debate this Christmas.
Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald:
Per league source, tentative (not yet definite) NBA schedule in circulation has New Orleans playing the Heat on Christmas in Miami at noon.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 5, 2015
The Heat are mainstays on the NBA’s Christmas schedule. They’ve played the last six years and 10 of the last 11.
The Pelicans, on the other hand, have just one Christmas game in franchise history – a 20-point loss to the Magic in 2008. Even if you count their time in Charlotte, which you shouldn’t, that’s the franchise’s only Christmas game.
This would be a cool old-vs.-new matchup, and Davis is perfect representation of new. He excelled last season in his first playoff appearance, and he deserves national attention again.