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Jazz to host Doncic, Mavs on Christmas night

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Posted at 10:27 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 15:23:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Who needs to watch another showing of "Elf" on Christmas night when the Utah Jazz will take part in a real holiday special?

Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz will host the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 25 in the nightcap of this season's NBA Christmas schedule. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at Vivint Arena on ESPN.

Utah is 4-1 in Christmas games, although this year's contest will be just the second the team has played on the holiday in 24 years.

Utah defeated Portland in 2018, the last time the team played and hosted a Christmas Day game.