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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors d LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

With 2018 fast approaching, there are still plenty of intriguing NBA matchups remaining in 2017. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets will be on national television multiple times, as well as teams like the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers that won’t contend for a title this season.

Here’s a look at some of the best games left on the 2017 NBA schedule:

Dec. 13: Milwaukee vs. New Orleans

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis are two of the most athletically-gifted big men in NBA history. Watching them go head-to-head will be a ton of fun.

Dec. 15: San Antonio at Houston

It’s a rematch of last year’s conference semifinals between the two teams that are the biggest threats to the Warriors in the West. The Spurs got the better of the Rockets in the playoffs, but Houston might have the edge this season.

Dec. 16: Oklahoma City at New York

It’s worth tuning in just for the pre-game introductions to see how the fans at Madison Square Garden will welcome back Carmelo Anthony in his return since being traded by the Knicks. Once the game starts, you’ve got to think that Kristaps Porzingis will want to show what he can do as the new face of the team.

Dec. 17: Cleveland at Washington

LeBron James had the best game that any player has had this season when he scored 57 points in Cleveland’s first visit to Washington. What will he do for an encore performance?

Christmas Day Games

Dec. 25 has become the biggest day of the NBA regular-season calendar with five highly anticipated games. The NBA Finals matchup between the Warriors and Cavaliers is the marquee matchup. Two playoff rematches are on the schedule when Washington visits Boston and Houston visits Oklahoma City. The Christmas Day bookends (Philadelphia vs. New York and Minnesota vs. Los Angeles) feature some of the league’s best up-and-coming superstars.

Dec. 28: Houston at Boston

During a season in which Golden State and Cleveland are inevitably supposed to meet in the NBA Finals, Houston and Boston have actually been the best teams in their respective conferences. Could this be a long-shot NBA Finals preview?

Dec. 31: Indiana at Minnesota

The Pacers are the NBA’s most surprising team, and the Timberwolves are the best team that failed to make the playoffs last year. Victor Oladipo has emerged as an All-Star since being traded from Oklahoma City, and Minnesota has great young players in Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler.