Nothing makes for a merry Christmas like a slew of meaningful NBA games.
We're in for a very merry Christmas.
Though the Association is no stranger to stockpiling dramatic matchups, December 25 is a date fans and pundits alike have had circled since the schedule was released.
From the hostility that still exists between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, to Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant waging battle at the Staples Center, to LeBron James and Kevin Durant leading the way in an NBA Finals rematch, there will be no shortage of compelling storylines to follow.
But which ones should we be following more closely? Which aspects of each contest are more crucial than everything else?
On a day where there is plenty of competitive chaos to embrace, knowing what you absolutely need to watch for is half the pleasant battle.
As well as the first step to ensuring that your Christmas be as entertaining and fulfilling as possible.
*All stats in this article are accurate as of December 24, 2012.