NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — The following are the NBA scores, results, records and NBA standings after the Christmas Day games on Wednesday, December 25.
Two-time defending champions Miami Heat, along with the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder all scored wins on the busy day of action.
|Wednesday, December 25 – ESPN NBA Scoreboard|
|RESULT||WINNER HIGH||LOSER HIGH||ATT.|
|Chicago Bulls (11-16) 95, Brooklyn Nets (9-19) 78||Gibson 20 Pts||Williams 18 Pts||17,732|
|Oklahoma City (23-5) 123, New York Knicks (9-19) 94||Durant 29 Pts||Stoudemire 22 Pts||19,812|
|Miami Heat (22-6) 101, Los Angeles Lakers (13-16) 95||Bosh 23 Pts
Wade 23 Pts
|Young 20 Pts||18,997|
|Houston Rockets (19-11) 111, San Antonio Spurs (22-7) 98||Harden 28 Pts||Ginobili 22 Pts||18,581|
|Golden State Warriors (17-13) 105, Los Angeles Clippers (20-10) 103||Thompson 23 Pts
Lee 23 Pts
|Paul 26 Pts||19,596|
The day started with an injured hit Chicago Bulls (11-16) scoring an easy 95-78 victory over the Brooklyn Nets (9-19) with Taj Gibson leading the way for the visitors with 20 points off the bench.
The Nets fans were not please with their team’s performance and they let the players know with a series of boos and jeers.
“They cheer when things are good and they let you know when things aren’t going good,” Nets first year head coach Jason Kidd said.
“They expect good and they expect it 90 percent of the time, but right now we are 90 percent bad and so they have every right to boo and express how they feel.”
Oklahoma City Thunder (23-5) battered a Carmelo Anthony-less New York Knicks (9-19), 123-94 on a day when the home side struggled to find any rhythm from the floor.
In other NBA scores, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 23 points and the Miami Heat (22-6) beat the Lakers (13-16) 101-95. The LA Lakers were without star player Kobe Bryant and LeBron James felt his absence made the win a little less special.
“I knew we would get a good game out of them, and I think the NBA wanted a good game,” James said, whose team crushed the Lakers easily in the last previous meetings. “It’s not as special when Kobe’s not out there.”