While many people around the world are getting very excited today, this is all down to the fact that Christmas is taking place tomorrow. Whether you have firm beliefs about the importance of Christmas, or you just enjoy the atmosphere, it is a great time to get together with the people that you love. For the big day to go smoothly, you will often find that Christmas Eve is a busy time, as people pull in all of their plans and preparations for the big day.
This is not the case in the NBA though as there are no games taking place on Christmas Eve at all. You can see why this is the case, people have plenty to do and a lot of basketball fans may not be able to devote the time to head to a game or watch a match on TV. This means this is a day of rest in the NBA, but there were a great amount of games on Tuesday night, and there are even some games to look forward to on Christmas Day.
The Magic grabbed a 100-95 home win against the Celtics on Tuesday, while the Pacers managed to defeat the Pelicans 96-84. There was an away win for the 76ers in Miami, defeating the Heat by a score of 87-91. The Hawks downed by the Clippers by a score of 107-104 in Atlanta and the Trail Blazers blazed a trail away to the Thunder, triumphing 111-115.
The Bulls grabbed a win in Washington, defeating the Wizards by a score of 91-99 and the Cavaliers blew away the Timberwolves in Cleveland, winning by a score of 125-104. The Nets showed some fine form in Brooklyn, defeating the Nuggets by a score of 102-96 and the Hornets were worthy away winners against the Bucks, triumphing by a score of 101-108. The Suns also grabbed a home win, defeating the Mavericks by a score of 124-115.
The Hawks are looking good on current form
The best winning streak in the NBA at the moment belongs to the Atlanta Hawks, who have won 5 games in a row since their last defeat. The Bulls and the Suns have both won their last 4 games. The worst losing streak belongs to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost their last 6 games.
Atlanta also hold the best 10 game record, with a 9-1 record while the Bulls and the Warriors hold an 8-2 record. The poorest 10 game record at the moment in the NBA is a 1-9 record, which both the Knicks and the Timberwolves have. The Pistons hold a 2-8 record.
If you are keen to find some basketball betting action on Christmas Day, there are five games to look out for. The Wizards head to New York where the Knicks will be desperate to improve their terrible run of form. The Thunder travel to San Antonio to take on the reigning NBA champions in a match that could go either way. The Cavaliers take on the Heat, pitting LeBron James against his former team, which is sure to be a game that basketball fans around the world want to see.
Basketball fans that fell in love with the sport between the 70s and the 90s will always be interested in a game taking place between the Lakers and the Bulls, and this is a clash in Chicago that should be exciting. The Christmas Day action is rounded off with the Golden State Warriors heading to Los Angeles, to take on the Clippers. Hopefully you will have a great time on Christmas Day and still manage to fit in some NBA viewing!