In general, when we come to the NBA Christmas Day Slate, the teams are in a good rhythm as they enter six weeks of a normal season. This is no ordinary season. At the Christmas Slate on Friday 10 teams play their second game after a fast return from the bubble playoffs.
This has been shown in many ways. Lots of recesses need to be cleaned at the edges. The Warriors Like a dumpster fire. The Pelicans, Sometimes, hanging the ball changes your breathing position. But what is mixed is a lot of exciting shows.
The Webs Will be awesome with two games. The Lockers And Heat It’s scary to pass on their bad openers at Christmas. Overall, the games were not very competitive at Christmas, with all five matches ending with double-digit margins. So we think it’s best to focus on the best personal shows from day one. In order, here they are.
Irving said he was going to let his play speak for itself this season, and so far he has been heard loud and clear. Irving led Brooklyn’s half-time deficit into a blowpipe in Boston, with 20 of his game’s top 37 points in the second half, nailed to the coffin, including 11 in the fourth quarter. He shot 21 out of 13, including three to seven-to-10 and a row to 4-to-4. He added eight assists and six rebounds. He was brilliantly talented, he was almost completely behind the curve or in the paint and Kevin Torrent My turn — completed your turn.
Williamson was fantastic in losing the heat of the New Orleans, which turned out to be the closest game of the day, finishing with 32 points and ending with a professional high 14 reps for his second double-double in several games. Zion joins LeBron James Become one of only two players in history to score at least 30 points at Christmas before turning 21. He is a force beyond words. When he gets to his left, forget it, and even though everyone knows he’s trying to do it, he has a knack for going to his left. His second tab is an expression. He is a huge cutter. He can either put you in a spin loop or meet you going right through and drop you off at them and take you off. He did it all at Christmas; That is not enough.
Middleton divided the Warriors by 31 points, five assists and four boards in 10-to-15 shots, including 6-for-8 curves and 5-for-5 off the line. Of Giannis Antedoga ounbo Relative pedestrian performance per foot as Milwaukee rolls. Middleton was aggressive in scoring from the jump, doing so in the first half (21 points from a depth of 21 points in 4 of 6) before making the game laugh. With two games, Middleton averaged 29 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists, including 56 percent from a 3-point range for 57 percent shooting. Hello.
Davis was a surgeon in the Lakers victory over Dallas, who could easily drop 28 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks in one style. He started on fire and finished 10 -16 on the field, including 3 -5 on the free-throw line. The fact that Davis can come to his place and rise above anyone is starting to feel as honest as Kevin Durant, I didn’t say it lightly.
5. Kevin Torrent
Brooklyn 35 Torrent scored 16 points in the third quarter, which turned a three-point half-time lead into a nine-point lead when Irving pushed it off. Durant finished with 29 points in just 16 shots, going 3-for-4 from depth. He showed some interesting defense Jason Todd, And the evidence that Durant was fully back to his old self continued to grow as the ball exploded easily on the edge of the deck. Both Torrent and Irving were plus-31s for the game. This is not a joke against such a team Celtics.
- Brandon Ingram: 28 points from 4-in-8 from 3-point range; New Orleans floated 11 times, sank 10 times
- LeBron James: 22 points and 10 assists; Advances to second place all the time at Christmas points, only behind Kobe Bryant
- Duncan Robinson: The Christmas record ended the first half with six 3-pointers and seven products from the city
- Goran Tragic: 18 points in 6-of-11 shooting; Descended into the paint of choice; Heat the Plus-21 in his minutes
- Jaylan Brown: 27 points but it took him 25 shots
- Paul George: 23 points, 9 out of 5 beyond the curve, team-high plus-14
- Nicola Jogic: 24 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds in a footer near the triple-double