The duel between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics was the first if five on Christmas. The Celtics played some great team Basketball and won 118-102. Jaylen Brown had a very good game with 30 points (77% FG), Kemba had 22 points. At the Raptors, VanVleet had 27 points and 6 assists, Chris Boucher was excellent again with 24 points.
The Philadelphia 76ers demolished the Bucks in Milwaukee 121-109. Even though the result doesn’t seem very bad, the Sixers absolutely dominated the Bucks. Embiid had 31 points and 11 rebounds and defensively was unmatched, as he totally neutralized Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had only 18 points on 30% from the field.
Golden State Warriors didn’t have a problem dealing with Houston Rockets tonight, great shooting for tqo points brought them a win(116-104). Damion Lee dropped 22 points and Green and Russel each had 20 points. It’s 8th victory this season in 32 games played. Russell Westbrook had the most points in the game, 30 points without a single shot hit from deep. Harden with 24 points and 11 assists was the game where he was shut down.
In the Los Angeles derby the Clippers took the win in Staples Center over the Lakers 111-106. Kawhi Leonard had 35 points, and played some good defense, Harrell had 18 points, PG had 17. At the Lakers, Kuzma finally played good and scored 25 points, AD had 24, LeBron finished with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists.
The New Orleans Pelicans upset the Denver Nuggets in the last Christmas game, with a win in Pepsi Center 112-100. Brandon Ingram was great with 31 points, Holiday had 20, Hart and Redick had 16 and 15 points respectively. At the Nuggets, Nikola Jokić had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Grant followed with 17 points.