What channel is Knicks vs. Bucks on tonight? Time, TV schedule, live stream for NBA Christmas Day game

The NBA’s slate of Christmas Day games once again begins at the world’s most famous arena, with the Knicks welcoming the Bucks to Madison Square Garden.

This will be the 56th Christmas Day appearance for the Knicks, the most of any NBA franchise. New York is 23-32 overall on the holiday, good for the second-most wins and the most losses of any team.

The Bucks have become a Christmas Day staple and are set to play on the holiday for a sixth consecutive season. Prior to 2018, they had not played on Christmas since 1977. They own a 5-4 all-time record.

The two teams clashed on Christmas back in 2018. Playing in his first Christmas Day game, Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the show with a 30-point, 14-rebound performance in a 109-95 win for the Bucks.

This is already the fourth matchup this season between the two Eastern Conference foes.

Here is a complete guide to watching Knicks vs. Bucks, including the start time, TV schedule and live stream information for the Christmas Day clash.

How to watch Knicks vs. Bucks: TV channel and live streams

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 25
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live streaming: Sling TV

Knicks vs. Bucks will air on ESPN. Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Hubie Brown (color analyst) and Andraya Carter (sideline reporter) will have the call.

Viewers can also stream the game on Sling.

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Knicks vs. Bucks start time

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 25
  • Time: Noon ET | 9 a.m. PT

Knicks vs. Bucks will tip off around noon ET on Monday, Dec. 25. The game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This is the first of five NBA games on Christmas Day.

Knicks schedule 2023-24

Here are the Knicks’ next five games of the 2023-24 regular season:

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 25 vs. Milwaukee Noon ESPN
Dec. 27 at Oklahoma City 8 p.m.
Dec. 29 at Orlando 7 p.m.
Dec. 30 at Indiana 7 p.m.
Jan. 1 vs. Minnesota 3 p.m. NBA TV

Bucks schedule 2023-24

Here are the Bucks’ next five games of the 2023-24 regular season:

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
Dec. 25 at New York Noon ESPN
Dec. 27 at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 at Cleveland 7:30 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 1 vs. Indiana 8 p.m.
Jan. 3 at Indiana 7 p.m.


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