The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about the 5 matchups


              Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
            
              Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul embraces guard Devin Booker (1) after Booker made a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Pelicans 118-114. (AP Photo/Matt York)
            
              Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) high-fives guard Kemba Walker (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, and James Harden watch a free-throw attempt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James scores a basket against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. The Kings won 134-120. (AP Photo/José Luis Villegas)
            
              Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant reacts after drawing a foul during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Evan Mobley (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
            
              Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic heads back on defense during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry looks into the stands during the pre-game ceremony of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
The NBA on Christmas: Things to know about the 5 matchups