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2018-19 NBA schedule on ABC

LeBron James, Lakers conclude Christmas Day tripleheader

LeBron James reacts during the Cleveland Cavaliers' overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
LeBron James reacts during the Cleveland Cavaliers' overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – LeBron James will take on the defending NBA champions when the Los Angeles Lakers head north to face the Golden State Warriors in the night cap of ABC's Christmas Day tripleheader.

ABC announced its 2018-19 NBA regular-season schedule Friday, which includes eight prime-time appearances on Saturdays and six Sunday afternoon games.

The NBA tips off its ABC schedule with a trifecta of Christmas Day games, beginning with Oklahoma City visiting Houston at 2:30 p.m. Then the Philadelphia 76ers visit Boston at 5:30 p.m. and the Lakers visit the Warriors at 8 p.m.

DayDateTimeAwayHome
TuesdayDec. 252:30 p.m.Oklahoma City ThunderHouston Rockets
TuesdayDec. 255:30 p.m.Philadelphia 76ersBoston Celtics
TuesdayDec. 258 p.m.Los Angeles LakersGolden State Warriors
SaturdayJan. 193 p.m.Oklahoma City ThunderPhiladelphia 76ers
SaturdayJan. 198 p.m.Los Angeles LakersHouston Rockets
SaturdayJan. 268 p.m.Golden State WarriorsBoston Celtics
SaturdayFeb. 28 p.m.Los Angeles LakersGolden State Warriors
SundayFeb. 31:30 p.m.Oklahoma City ThunderBoston Celtics
SaturdayFeb. 98 p.m.Oklahoma City ThunderHouston Rockets
SundayFeb. 103 p.m.Los Angeles LakersPhiladelphia 76ers
SaturdayFeb. 238 p.m.Houston RocketsGolden State Warriors
SaturdayMarch 28 p.m.Golden State WarriorsPhiladelphia 76ers
SundayMarch 33 p.m.Houston RocketsBoston Celtics
SaturdayMarch 98 p.m.Boston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
SundayMarch 103 p.m.Indiana PacersPhiladelphia 76ers
SaturdayMarch 168 p.m.Golden State WarriorsOklahoma City Thunder
SundayMarch 173 p.m.Philadelphia 76ersMilwaukee Bucks
SundayApril 73 p.m.Oklahoma City ThunderMinnesota Timberwolves