The Christmas Day NBA games started with Miami Heat versus New Orleans Pelicans. The Heat won with final score of 111-98 to celebrate the holiday. Lead by Jimmy Butler with 4 points only but Duncan Robinson took the spotlight by leading in scores with 23 points followed by Bam Adebayo 17 points, Goran Dragic 16 points, Avery Bradley 12 points and Tyler Herro 11 points.
New Orleans Pelicans is lead by Brandon Ingram 28 points, Zion Williamson 32 points and 14 rebounds, JJ Redick 8 points and Josh Hart 12 points. They fall short with far advantage by the previous NBA Championship contender Miami Heat.