Boxing Day not all about cricket! ESPN to deliver over 20 hours of live NBA, NFL & NBL


5 NBA clashes, 2 NFL blockbusters and an NBL tripleheader with 6 teams across 3 states

ESPN is promising sports fans plenty of action across the Christmas weekend and beyond, with over 20 hours of live NFL, NBA and NBL on Boxing Day alone.

Sunday December 26 will see five consecutive live NBA games back-to-back, two live NFL playoff defining clashes on ESPN2 and three big NBL matches, live on the ESPN App*.

The hoops marathon begins at 4am AEDT with the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks, kicking things off.

The NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks follow at 7am AEDT, as they face the Boston Celtics.

The NFL then joins the action at 8.30am AEDT on ESPN2, with the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers facing off in the first of two, back-to-back live games.

The feature NBA match comes at 9.30am AEDT, live on ESPN, when the top two teams in the Western Conference collide – as the Golden State Warriors face the Phoenix Suns.

The defending Western Conference champion Suns have continued their hot streak this season, and are currently riding a three-game winning stretch.

However, Golden State are snipping at their heels, and lie only half a game behind in second spot, meaning victory will see them become the best of the West.

The blockbusters continue at 12pm AEDT on Boxing Day as the Brooklyn Nets face off with the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers.

Brooklyn currently lead the Eastern Conference, holding a slender margin over the in-form Bulls and Cavs.

At 12pm AEDT on ESPN2, more NFL as the Indianapolis Colts meet the Arizona Cardinals.

It is not just the NBA and NFL in the spotlight on Boxing Day either, with the National Basketball League firing up later in the day, with a live triple header, available on the ESPN App*.

Action begins at 1pm AEDT, when the Tasmanian JackJumpers host the New Zealand Breakers, before the Sydney Kings and Melbourne United resume their battle at 3pm AEDT.

Then, at 5.30pm AEDT, the Brisbane Bullets and Cairns Taipans clash, in an all-Queensland affair.

All three NBL matches will also be offered live on Fox Sports More (507) and Kayo Sports, as well as the App*.

Complete Boxing Day schedule on ESPN

Sunday December 26

4am AEDT, Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
7am AEDT, Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
9.30am AEDT, Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
12pm AEDT, Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers
2.30pm AEDT, Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz

8.30am AEDT, Cleveland Browns vs Green Bay Packers, ESPN2
12pm AEDT, Indianapolis Colts vs Arizona Cardinals, ESPN2

1pm AEDT, Tasmania JackJumpers vs NZ Breakers, ESPN App*(also live on Fox Sports 507,Kayo, Fetch)
3pm AEDT, Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United, ESPN App*(also live on Fox Sports 507, Kayo, Fetch)
5.30pm AEDT, Brisbane Bullets vs Cairns Taipans, ESPN App* (also live on Fox Sports 507, Kayo, Fetch)

*The NBL triple header will air on ESPN App, Fox Sports More 507 and Kayo Sports, due to scheduling conflict with live NBA and NFL.

*Streaming functionality on the ESPN App and is available to ESPN channel subscribers via Foxtel, Fetch TV and SKY NZ who enter their platform credentials.
(Note: Kayo subscribers cannot stream via the ESPN App or
Download the ESPN App from the Apple and Android app stores.
ESPN and ESPN2 are available via Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and SKY NZ.

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