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Warriors To Face Cavaliers In NBA Finals Rematch On Christmas Day

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The 2015-16 NBA season has yet to be fully released with the league still putting together the matchups for another 82-game campaign. Although the wait continues for the full schedule, one of the best matchups of the season appears to have been leaked.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, an NBA Finals rematch will take place on Christmas Day:

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are tentatively scheduled to visit Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that the league plans to feature an NBA Finals rematch as a headliner of its annual Christmas Day slate but stressed that nothing is likely to be made official before next week, when the league ‎is expected to release the new schedule in full.

Last season’s showdown between reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry and two-time NBA champion LeBron James during the Finals was entertaining to say the least. Despite being ripped apart by multiple injuries to some of the team’s best players, the Cavaliers were able to hold their own against an elite Warriors squad.

Ultimately, LeBron and company fell to Curry’s squad in six games. Although it was James’ fourth series lost in the Finals, the perennial All-Star was praised for his incredible performances and ability to keep this team in contention even without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

The Warriors and Cavaliers rematch will almost certainly get the best time slot for Christmas Day. Other teams that may suit up on the biggest holiday of the year include the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs.

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