The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Chicago Bulls in a battle of explosive point guards on Christmas Day, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Of course, we can only hope those point guards (and Kevin Durant) are healthy enough to play. Derrick Rose hasn’t played against the Thunder since the 2010-11 season, while both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have dealt with some recent injury issues.
This will be the sixth consecutive Christmas Day that includes the Thunder and Bulls, although it’s the first time the two teams will play each other on the holiday.
With this news, four of the five Christmas Day games have been revealed, assuming nothing changes. The others right now are Pelicans-Heat, Clippers-Lakers and Cavaliers-Warriors. A Texas matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets would be an ideal fifth game, although that would leave the New York Knicks, a Christmas Day mainstay, out.
In other schedule news, the Thunder are set to open the season against the San Antonio Spurs on Oct. 28. The full schedule is expected to be revealed sometime this week.