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A by-the-numbers breakdown of NBA Christmas Day 2020

A by-the-numbers breakdown of NBA Christmas Day 2020

Tomorrow, there are five NBA games on Christmas Day: Pelicans-Heat (12 p.m. ET, ESPN), Warriors-Bucks (2:30 p.m. ET, ABC), Nets-Celtics (5 p.m. ET, ABC), Mavericks-Lakers (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN) and Clippers-Nuggets (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown of tomorrow’s slate of games, courtesy of the NBA:

4 The four Conference Finalists from last season will be in action on Christmas Day: the Lakers and Nuggets from the Western Conference and the Heat and Celtics from the Eastern Conference.

5 Five NBA MVPs will compete on Christmas Day: Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL), Stephen Curry (GSW), Kevin Durant (BKN), LeBron James (LAL) and Steve Nash (BKN head coach).

6 Six players have recorded a triple-double in a game on Christmas Day: Draymond Green (2017), Russell Westbrook (2013), LeBron James (2010), Billy Cunningham (1970), John Havlicek (1967) and Oscar Robertson (1960, 1961, 1963, 1967).

7 Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra has won all seven of his Christmas Day games as an NBA head coach, tied with Les Harrison for the most wins without a loss.

10 – Dwyane Wade has the most Christmas Day victories for a player with 10 – one more than LeBron James and Udonis Haslem, who are tied for second place with nine each.

13 – The NBA will feature five games on Christmas Day for the 13th year in a row.

15 LeBron James will play his 15th Christmas Day game, second most in NBA history behind Kobe Bryant (16).

23 The Los Angeles Lakers have the most wins on Christmas Day with 23.

35 – This year marks the 35th anniversary of the classic 1985 Christmas Day game when rookie Patrick Ewing (32 points, 11 rebounds) and the New York Knicks rallied from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics 113-104 in double overtime.

43.3 – Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady averaged an NBA-record 43.3 points on Christmas Day, scoring at least 40 points in all three of his games.

60 – Bernard King scored a Christmas Day-record 60 points for the New York Knicks against the New Jersey Nets in 1984.

98 – Of the players on the current rosters of the 10 teams playing on Christmas Day, 27 have been named to an All-Star team and they have combined for 98 All-Star selections.

215 – Christmas Day games will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 56 languages.

361 LeBron James ranks third on the career Christmas Day scoring list with 361 points, behind No. 1 Kobe Bryant (395) and No. 2 Oscar Robertson (377).

1947 – The NBA began playing games on Christmas Day in 1947 during the league’s second season.

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