It was a great opening day in the NBA yesterday on Christmas Day. 5 back to back to back to back to back game between ABC and ESPN which started at 12 noon.
The New York Knicks won the opening game over the Boston Celtics 106-104. Close game but a late foul put the Knicks up by 2 and they won the game. Carmelo Anthony had 37 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk in the game.
The NBA Finals rematch was next between the Heat and Mavericks and this one was all one sided. Lebron James went crazy as the Heat were up as much as by 35 points during the game. James had 37 Pts, 10 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk in the 105-94 victory.
Current NBA MVP Derrick Rose went to LA to take on the Lakers in game 3 and led a rally that ended with the game winning shot with 4 seconds left in the game. Rose had 22 points in the 88-87 win. Kobe had the last shot but it was blocked by Luol Deng to seal the deal.
Game 4 was between the Thunder and the Magic. The Thunder held Dwight Howard to 11 points in the 97-89 win. Kevin Durant scored 30 points in the win.
The last game was between the new look LA Clippers and the debut of Mark Jackson as the Golden State head coach. It was close but the CLippers pulled off a 105-86 victory. Chris Paul had 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl in his debut.