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Los Angeles faces Orlando on 3-game road skid

Los Angeles Lakers (13-20, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (13-21, 13th in the Eastern Conference) Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles visits Orlando looking to stop its three-game road slide.

Doncic and the Mavericks host the Knicks

New York Knicks (18-16, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (18-16, eighth in the Western Conference) Dallas; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic leads Dallas into a matchup against New York.
With Curry out, Poole scores 32 and Warriors beat Grizzlies

With Curry out, Poole scores 32 and Warriors beat Grizzlies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jordan Poole is far from a finished product, and the fourth-year guard showed both signs of brilliance and struggles controlling his emotions on the big Christmas Day basketball stage.
Suns' Booker leaves early against Nuggets with groin injury

Suns' Booker leaves early against Nuggets with groin injury

DENVER (AP) — Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker left with a groin injury early in the first quarter Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets. The All-NBA guard had two points in 4:20 after missing the previous three games because of groin soreness.
Tatum nets 41, Celtics push back on Giannis, Bucks 139-118

Tatum nets 41, Celtics push back on Giannis, Bucks 139-118

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown knocked down his shots in the fourth quarter. And then he knocked down Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Doncic, Mavs top Lakers 124-115 to celebrate Nowitzki statue

Doncic, Mavs top Lakers 124-115 to celebrate Nowitzki statue

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks had trailed from the opening bucket when the crowd erupted at the sight of retired star Dirk Nowitzki on the video boards late in the first half.
Mavs unveil Nowitzki statue before Christmas game vs. Lakers

Mavs unveil Nowitzki statue before Christmas game vs. Lakers

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki stood with his son Max, both ready to push the lever that would unveil the statue of the retired Dallas Mavericks star outside the team's arena.
Embiid, Harden help 76ers blow by Knicks to win 8th straight

Embiid, Harden help 76ers blow by Knicks to win 8th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers weren't playing well, and worse than that, Joel Embiid thought he was playing soft. He and James Harden have the Sixers on too good a roll to stay down too long. “We just know how to play.

Houston takes on Chicago on 5-game slide

Houston Rockets (9-23, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (14-18, 11th in the Eastern Conference) Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Houston aims to end its five-game slide with a win over Chicago.

Detroit faces Los Angeles on home losing streak

Los Angeles Clippers (19-15, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (8-27, 15th in the Eastern Conference) Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Detroit aims to break its five-game home slide with a victory over Los Angeles.
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