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The Knicks will play the Bucks on Christmas day

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Merry Christmas, now watch the Knicks get rolled

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If you were worried that a probably-Kristaps-Porzingis-less Knicks team might preclude you from watching the Knicks on Christmas this year, fret not! Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that the Knicks will play the Bucks during yuletide this year:

Personally, I can’t decide if this is good or bad news. I do quite enjoy watching the Knicks on Christmas (it’s a nice excuse to get a little alone time during an extremely family-centric day for me). But I also quite enjoy not watching them get run off the court. Dilemmas!

If the cover picture gave you PTSD from when Giannis Antetokounmpo jumped and dunked over Tim Hardaway Jr. on Feb. 6 last season, I apologize. Just be grateful I didn’t show the other thing that happened during that game.

But that solemn bad unicorn landing heard ’round the world actually does present an interesting situation:

That would definitely be very cool. Porzingis would really have to have a miraculous recovery to get there, though. For now, that’s what I’m going to hang my hope on for an entertaining Christmas day spectacular.

This is notably the first time the Bucks will play on Christmas in 41 years:

Other Christmas day games include the Lakers vs. the Warriors (of course), the Sixers vs. the Celtics and the Blazers vs. the Jazz. Official word will come tomorrow, but conventional wisdom says the Knicks will likely be playing at either noon or around 3 p.m. thanks to being one of the two east coast games.