Sources say the league plans to use the Finals rematch as the headliner of its annual Christmas Day slate of games. Despite this report, it was stressed that nothing is to be made official before next week, when the entire regular season schedule will be released to the public.
The NBA has reserved the right to change anything on the schedule, including Christmas Day, before it is officially released. This is the second Christmas Day game announced this week, including the New Orleans Pelicans visiting the Miami Heat.
The Warriors took down LeBron and the Cavs in six games to hoist the trophy at the end of last season. Both of these teams were at the top of their conference for most of the entire season, and Curry beat out James for the NBA MVP.
The two teams split their two regular season meetings last year, and are both expected to contend for another NBA Finals appearance.