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The top NBA games to watch Christmas Day

With a full slate of NBA games to enjoy Christmas Day, see which ones will be the most entertaining.

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  • James receives mixed reaction in return to Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James received a loud, mixed reaction when he was introduced at AmericanAirlines Arena for the first time since leaving the Miami Heat. James got some cheers and boos from the fans…

  • Cavs start process of moving on without Varejao

    MIAMI (AP) — Cleveland coach David Blatt can relate to what Anderson Varejao is going through, because he also once went through the process of rehabilitating a torn Achilles. “A tough injury,” Blatt said. Tough…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHOENIX SUNS — Assigned Gs Tyler Ennis and Archie Goodwin and F T.J. Warren to Bakersfield (NBADL).

  • Saints don’t blame D coach Ryan for poor season

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton doesn’t necessarily believe New Orleans’ much-maligned defense needs wholesale changes heading into next season. While some roster adjustments will have to be made following a non-playoff campaign,…

  • John Wall, Wizards outclass Knicks, 102-91

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Wall is fast and flashy, a showman who practices 360-degree layups and then pulls them off in games. And when he gets pushed, he pushes back. Wall had 24 points…

  • Bitcoin Preview Capsule

    Central Florida (9-3, 7-1 American) vs. North Carolina State (7-5, 3-5 ACC), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: UCF by 2. Series Record: Tied 1-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE UCF has chance to finish with at least…

  • Wizards-Knicks, Box

    WASHINGTON (102) Pierce 1-5 0-0 3, Nene 6-8 0-1 12, Gortat 4-10 2-2 10, Wall 10-17 3-4 24, Beal 7-16 1-1 17, Humphries 7-9 0-0 14, Butler 4-7 0-0 11, Porter 1-5 0-0 2, Seraphin…

  • Wizards-Knicks, Box

    WASHINGTON (102) Pierce 1-5 0-0 3, Nene 6-8 0-1 12, Gortat 4-10 2-2 10, Wall 10-17 3-4 24, Beal 7-16 1-1 17, Humphries 7-9 0-0 14, Butler 4-7 0-0 11, Porter 1-5 0-0 2, Seraphin…

  • D-I’s youngest coach also has inexperienced team

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dana Ford and his Tennessee State Tigers are learning on the job together. Ford is the youngest coach in Division I men’s basketball after being hired in April at the age…

  • Illini open Big Ten bowl slate, face La Tech

    DALLAS (AP) — Illinois needed to win its last two games to become bowl eligible, then had to wait another week before finding out if there would be more football. Louisiana Tech knew after winning…

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview Capsule

    Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5), at Dallas, 1 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Louisiana Tech by 6. Series Record: Louisiana Tech leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Illinois will try for the third time in five seasons…

  • K-State’s Snyder still penning old-school notes

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the looping letters clear and distinct. Each is unique, though, tailored to a…

  • Eagles have quarterback questions going into 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez got opposite results with similar performances in a disappointing season. So which quarterback will lead the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015? Foles has one year left on his…

  • Wizards are ready for Christmas Day game (Audio)

        WASHINGTON — The NBA on Christmas Day is an annual tradition on the sports calendar and the Wizards are a part of it again for the just the second time in 26 years.…

  • Former NBA All-Star Marbury fan favorite in China

    BEIJING (AP) — After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown…