NBA Christmas Day Scores
In an unusual start to the NBA Lockout the NBA Christmas schedule kicked off the NBA season with 5 bumper NBA Christmas games including a NBA finals repeat between the Dallas Mavericks & the Miami Heat.
We begin our look at the NBA Christmas scores with the unveiling of the New look Los Angeles Clippers who took on the Golden State Warriors and the Clippers fans will be full of festive cheer. Their 3 All star player Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups & Blake Griffin combined for 62 points in their 105 – 85 NBA Opening day victory. Despite a short preseason to prepare the Clippers new look appear to have gelled and look like they will give the Lakers a run for their money as the best team in LA this season.
LA Lakers were also in action on the Christmas NBA games when they welcomed the hotly tipped Chicago Bulls to the Staples Centre. Derrick Rose would be the Bulls saviour as he hit the winning field goal with 4.8 seconds on the clock to lead the Bulls to a 88-87 victory.
The Lakers who missed out on Chris Paul who ended up at the Clippers lacked the spark at the Point guard position with veteran Derek Fisher failing to impress with just 2 points and 3 assists.
NBA Christmas games 2011 – NBA Finals Rematch
Moving to the Finals rematch in the NBA Christmas day games saw the Heat hand the Dallas Mavericks their first loss of the NBA season with a 105-94 victory in Dallas. Lebron James did something he never did in the last years playoff Finals which was score he ended the game with 37 points and 10 assists.
The Heat and the Bulls got off to impressive starts beating the best of the Western Conference teams and come the playoffs these 2 teams will be battling it out for the Eastern crown.
The other 2 games on the NBA Christmas schedule 2011 saw the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Orlando Magic 97-89 and The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 106-104 at Madison Square Garden.
Well that wraps up our look at the NBA Christmas scores 2011 and kicks off what will be a great NBA season. Make sure to check back across the season for more NBA Scores.
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