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Source: Miami Heat to host LeBron James, Cavaliers on Christmas

Barring an unexpected change of heart by the NBA, Christmas in Miami will feature LeBron James’ much-anticipated return to Miami in an opposing uniform.

Though the NBA’s schedule will not be finalized and released until mid-August, an unofficial internal schedule of select games has Cleveland playing the Heat in Miami on Christmas on ABC, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The game likely would be played at either 2:30 p.m. or 5 p.m, depending on what other game is selected for ABC that day.

ABC wants Heat-Cavaliers on Christmas, and the NBA is sensitive to the network’s wishes.

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