Report: Lakers vs. Mavs headlines NBA's Christmas Day matchups
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The 2020-21 NBA regular-season schedule is starting to come together.

A showdown between the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks headlines the league's tentative five-game Christmas Day slate, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Below is the provisional Dec. 25 schedule.

Matchup Time (ET)
Pelicans vs. Heat 12:00 p.m.
Warriors vs. Bucks 2:30 p.m.
Nets vs. Celtics 5:00 p.m.
Mavericks vs. Lakers 8:00 p.m.
Clippers vs. Nuggets 10:30 p.m.

Individual player workouts began Tuesday while group workouts are scheduled to start Sunday.

The upcoming campaign will tip off Dec. 22.

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