LeBron James tightened his muscles and the Lakers raised a big Christmas day beating the Warriors 127-101 in the Oracle Arena.
James grabbed his left groin with 7:51 after he went down The basket of warriors while looking for a loose ball. As the trainers looked after him on the court, James seemed to say twice, "I felt popped," before hobbling toward the visitors' changing room.
At that time, the Lakers led the Warriors 71-57. Golden State reached the 2:48 mark in the third quarter in 78:76 – but the Lakers support was ready for the challenge.
Ivica Zubac attacked the glass and had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Rajon Rondo controlled the pace and contributed 1
James, who scored 17 points and 13 rebounds in 17 minutes, is scheduled for an MRI exam on Wednesday, and coach Luke Walton is preparing to relinquish James on Thursday night in Sacramento.
Leaving the Oracle Arena, James called the Lakers victory "a great victory for us" and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.
– NBA (@NBA) December 26, 2018
Kairington The Big Stage On Christmas Day, he got one with one Matchup against a divisional rival in front of a national audience and a large group of family members who traveled to Boston.
"I came into the locker room and told [my teammates]" My family is here to watch me play, "Irving said," I have more than 20 people from my family here and that's why I play UP. I have no idea, I'm so excited. "
" I told my teammate, I came locker room and said my family is here to watch me play … I play. You have no idea.
Kyrie in front of 20 family members: pic.twitter.com/hrpzjXJmaV
– Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) December 26, 2018
Irving actually acted. He scored 40 points, 16 in the first quarter and several clutch hits in the crunch time, as the Celtics defeated the 76ers 121-114 in overtime.
Irving also took 10 rebounds, marking the first 40-point rebound game of his career and the first Celtics player to do so since Paul Pierce (December 2, 2005).
Rivers delivers in Rockets debut
James Harden (41 points) and Clint Capela (23 rebounds) made headlines, but Austin Rivers' defense was equally important for the win The Rockets 113-109 About the Thunder
Just a day after his first training with Houston, Rivers played 31 minutes in his Rockets debut and spent most of it with Russell Westbrook. Unrestrained in defense, Rivers confined himself to Westbrook on seven points, four rebounds and three assists in the second half.
Rivers also made an attack, scoring eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, including two Clutch 3-pointers stretch.
The rockets that won seven of their last eight were also the most enchanting moment of the day …
– NBA (@NBA) December 25, 2018
A very Giannis Christmas
The first time since 1977 on Christmas Day The Bucks showed that they on the vacation stage, and retired from Knicks 109-95 at Madison Square Garden.
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished 30 points, 14 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks.
• James Harden became the first player to score 40 or more points on Christmas since Kevin Durant had 44 for the Thunder in 2010.
• The Knicks lost six consecutive Christmas games and fell in NBA record 53 to 22-31 (19659002). • The seven blocks of Rudy Gobert were a few minutes ahead of the Christmas record … DeAndre Jordan had eight games in 2011
• Russell Westbrook passed Scottie Pippen for most of the career steals for Christmas at 25