TNT's 'Inside the NBA' team set to call first game together with Lakers-Wolves Christmas duel
Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley will call a game for the first time together with fellow 'Inside the NBA' hosts Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson. AP

NEW YORK — Turner Sports says its "Inside the NBA" studio team will call a Christmas night game in Los Angeles along with its other usual duties.

Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson will be at Staples Center for the Lakers' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They will call the nightcap of the league's five-game holiday schedule in addition to their regular pregame, halftime and postgame coverage.

Turner said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) it will be the first live game the team has called together.

Reporter Kristen Ledlow also will contribute to the telecast.

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