NBA takes center stage with Christmas showcase

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 23, 2013 at 4:09 am •  Published: December 23, 2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER AT NEW YORK KNICKS: Durant and Russell Westbrook in the Big Apple, soaking up the spotlight in the "world's most famous arena?" Look out, Carmelo Anthony. Look out.

MIAMI HEAT AT LOS ANGELES LAKERS: The two-time champions can't be too pleased with being on the road for Christmas. The schedulers could've given them a home game. LeBron James just might take his frustrations out on the Lakers.

HOUSTON ROCKETS AT SAN ANTONIO SPURS: Interesting matchup because the Spurs never get sentimental about the regular season. But a Christmas Day game might be a little more motivating for the new-look Rockets.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS AT GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Has the potential to be the most entertaining game of the day. Chris Paul throwing lobs to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan while Steph Curry and Klay Thompson pull up for 3-pointers. First to 120 wins.

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STAT LINE OF THE WEEK: When the San Antonio Spurs played the Phoenix Suns last week, the Suns media relations department delivered a stunning stat. Spurs F Tim Duncan entered the game having played 42,064 career minutes. That was more than all 13 active Suns on the roster that night, who had played a combined 42,027 minutes. The old man had 17 points and 13 boards to help the Spurs snap the Suns' five-game winning streak.

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