Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets (1:00 pm MST)
This game will be fun, featuring the last two NBA MVPs in Russell Westbrook and James Harden. The Rockets have been the better team since Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for Oakland, but that’s not true of this season. The Thunder are third in the West at 21-11, and the Rockets are 17-15, back up to eighth in the West after being as low as 14th.
Unlike every other game this Christmas, it’s hard to come up with even a stretch that makes this game relevant to the Suns. But luckily, this game will be a good one no matter what. Two playoff teams will be going at it in one of the best games of the Christmas Day slate. Personally, I’ll be rooting for a good, close game.