We've got all the scores, highlights and news from Tuesday's NBA games
There was no Christmas hangover for the NBA, as teams got right back into action on Tuesday. We have all the scores, highlights and updates from an eight-game slate.
NBA scores for Tuesday, Dec. 26
- Dallas Mavericks 98, Toronto Raptors 93 (Box Score)
- Detroit Pistons 107, Indiana Pacers 83 (Box Score)
- Miami Heat 107, Orlando Magic 89 (Box Score)
- Chicago Bulls 115, Milwaukee Bucks 106 (Box Score)
- San Antonio Spurs 109, Brooklyn Nets 97 (Box Score)
- Phoenix Suns 99, Memphis Grizzlies 97 (Box Score)
- Denver Nuggets 107, Utah Jazz 83 (Box Score)
- Los Angeles Clippers 122, Sacramento Kings 95 (Box Score)
Tyson Chandler for the win
You can't draw it up any better than this. With 0.6 seconds remaining in a tie game, Dragan Bender threw a perfect lob pass to Tyson Chandler off of an out-of-bounds play, and Chandler threw it down to give the Suns a home victory over the Grizzlies.
Greek Freak not enough to beat Bulls
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence and put up 28 points, seven rebounds and four assists, but it wasn't enough to overcome the resurgent Bulls. Kris Dunn led the way for Chicago with 20 points, 12 assists and four steals, plus a late bucket to help seal the victory.
Suns coach had winning play saved for years
The Phoenix Suns had a perfect play lined up for the final 0.6 seconds of their game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Apparently it was one interim head coach Jay Triano had saved up for years.
Here’s a look at the play where Dragan Bender threw an inbound pass right next to the hoop, allowing Tyson Chandler to dunk it in for the win:
Jamil Wilson had 17 points for the Clippers, whose bench outscored their Kings counterparts, 72-43. Center DeAndre Jordan finished 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 17 points for Sacramento. Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson each scored 10 points, the only other Kings to finish in double figures.
The Clippers took control with a dominating close to the first half, finishing with a 37-14 run to take a 71-53 at the break.
It was the most points the Clippers had scored in a first half this season.