Upcoming NBA matches you’ll want to clear your schedule for

The NBA season is well underway, and while you may already have a few matches marked out in your calendar over the next month, there will be some electric courtside action opening up during the holidays.

For many of us, the holiday season isn’t complete without a brimming schedule of sports entertainment. Here are just a few exciting match-ups we think will be worth tuning into as we pull into the new year – whether you’re enjoying the action from your armchair or are picking out the perfect seat at the court.

Sunday, December 25 – The Grizzlies vs the Warriors

Christmas Day looks to be full of gifts for NBA fans as we’ll get to see the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Golden State Warriors. Both teams have shown serious promise in the preseason, and while many will be watching the Grizzlies for big baskets, you should never count out the Warriors.

It will be the Grizzlies’ first-ever Christmas Day match, which means the stakes are high for fans. The Warriors are likely to prove a strong challenge, with both heading up the mid to lower table in the Western Conference at the time of writing.

You’ll be able to watch the Grizzlies vs the Warriors on Christmas Day at 8pm EST.

Sunday, December 25 – The Suns vs the Nuggets

The Christmas cheer doesn’t seem to end for the Western Conference on the big day this year, with the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets set to lock horns at around 10:30pm EST.

This match-up is likely to garner some fervent interest as the Suns are currently heading up the Conference. The Nuggets are dragging a little toward mid-table, making this holiday clash serious proving grounds for either side.

Nevertheless, previous match-ups show that the Suns are clear favorites, but in their last preseason clash, the Nuggets just eked 107-105 over their rivals. It will be fascinating to see this one unfold.

Monday, January 16 – The Heat vs the Hawks

Post-holiday action heats up in mid-January as the Miami Heat take on the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks have found a firm roster bolstered by players like John Collins and Trae Young, but the Heat are also bringing Butler and Adebayo, so it’s anyone’s game.

Both the Hawks and the Heat have performed fairly evenly across the season so far, so it will be interesting to see who tips the balance after the new year. Right now, at the time of writing, Miami looks likely to take away the spoils, but things could look very different by the time January rolls around.

Whether you watch for fun or track all the action with BetDSI, you’ll get to see this match unfold at 3:30pm EST on January 16.

Tuesday, January 24 – The Celtics vs the Heat

The Heat’s got some dramatic match-ups set to unfold this coming January, with a clash with the Boston Celtics likely to prove a highlight in their late-month schedule. This will be a real test of nerve and loyalty for fans, as the Celtics have, up to now, impressed as leaders of the EC.

This match takes place during a double-header for NBA Rivals week, and with Miami heading to Boston, there’s still a lot of talk of an upset. If the Heat can ride high from a potential victory over the Hawks the week or so prior, they may have enough confidence to topple the Celtics.

Either way, we’ll get to find out for certain what happens on January 24 at 7:30pm EST.

Thursday, January 26 – The Bulls vs the Hornets

Keep it courtside the same week for two EC teams that are currently lingering toward the mid-bottom of the table, the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets. Current talk suggests the Bulls will take this, especially given their last match-up. The Hornets fell behind 106-88, which means the side is likely taking the time to limber up for round two.

A win here could help Charlotte break free from the lower echelons and start challenging mid-table, but there is still quite some time before this match unfolds.

A win here could help Charlotte break free from the lower echelons and start challenging mid-table, but there is still quite some time before this match unfolds.

Be sure to tune in on January 26 at 7:30pm EST.

Thursday, January 26 – The Mavericks vs the Suns

You have some Western Conference action that is just as exciting the same evening as the Bulls/Hornets clash. As mentioned, the Suns are rising high in the league, but Dallas’ Mavericks still have opportunities to convert the league their way. This crunch match is likely to be fairly dramatic and is certainly not one to miss.

You’ll get to watch the action on January 26 at 10pm EST.


The holiday season is a great time to kick back and enjoy some sports fun, and it’s also playing host to some serious NBA crunch matches. Even heading into 2023, there’s going to be some frantic courtside displays you’ll want to tune into.

Could these matches decide the fate of either Conference? We’ll have to wait and see!

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