The 2011-2012 NBA schedules are set to be released on Tuesday afternoon, but rumors have already started the trickle out, one of which has the Boston Celtics facing the New York Knicks on Christmas Day.
We've already told you that the main event on Christmas day will be a Finals rematch between the Mavericks and the Heat. Now comes word of another of the holiday's scheduled games, via Barbara Barker of Newsday (on Twitter): "Knicks to host the Celtics on Xmas day, league source tells me. Provided, of course, there is a season." (via Pro Basketball Talk)
As Barker points out, this all means nothing if there isn't a season. While there certainly is a possibility that the season could be cancelled, Jeff Clark at CelticsBlog believes that its more likely that there is a shortened season.
If you ask me, I think the most likely scenario is that the season starts sometime around or after Christmas. So they'll likely have to change up the schedule anyway. (via CelticsBlog)