Boston Sports TV Schedule, Dec. 20: NBA, Poinsettia Bowl star on Thursday

The Boston Celtics are off Thursday night, the NFL doesn't play one of its weekly Thursday night games, and there isn't really much in the way of college basketball, leading to a pretty empty night of sports on television.

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NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 7 p.m., TNT: At 21-4, the Thunder are the NBA's best team. Ricky Rubio is back for a Timberwolves squad that's going to fight for a playoff spot this year with Kevin Love having another amazing season statistically.

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Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks, 9:30 p.m., TNT: This rematch of the 2006 and 2011 NBA Finals isn't as exciting of a showdown as those series were, as the Heat have maintained their elite status but the Mavs are somewhat mediocre with Dirk Nowitzki still injured.

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College football: Poinsettia Bowl, BYU vs. San Diego State, 7 p.m., ESPN: The Aztecs won the last seven games of their season, and get home field advantage in this bowl game, but their offense will be tested by the Cougars, who only allowed 14.7 points per game this year, the fifth-best total in the nation.

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College basketball: Elon vs. Duke, 7 p.m., ESPNU: The Phoenix likely won't provide much of a contest against the Blue Devils, who advanced to 10-0 Wednesday night with a 41-point win over Cornell.

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