NBA Christmas Day Takeaways: Giannis States MVP Case, Lakers Frustrate (Again)

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Sports Illustrated

By Rohan Nadkarni Julius Randle woke up, Golden State showcased its tremendous depth and the Lakers suffered another deflating loss on an eventful holiday slate. View the original article to see embedded media. A few thoughts on some of the Christmas games in the NBA… Knicks 101, Hawks 87This game was largely a snoozer, having lost most of its luster once Trae Young entered the health and safety protocols. Young was unable to rile up the Madison Square Garden crowd, and both teams entered the contest under .500, having so far not recreated the magic each had last season. New York ultimately to…

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