Count ‘Em Up: NBA Christmas Day 2019

by December 26, 2019
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Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers

One of the NBA’s top traditions is the annual slate of blockbuster matchups on Christmas Day. This year hoops fans were treated to an assortment of superstar clashes and potential playoff previews.

For game-by-game synopses of what went down, peep our most recent Post-Up, but for a celebration of cold, hard data continue on in our latest edition of Count ‘Em Up.

There’s no easy way to break down individual stat lines in a way that everybody agrees with, so here are the Newswire’s Top 10 from Christmas Day 2019.

At the top of the list are a pair of young superstars – Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons – that led their squad to a colossal victory over a legitimate title contender.

Joining them in the top 10 are several other key components of significant Christmas Day upsets, like Damion Lee, Brandon Ingram and Derrick Favors.

Of course, Dec. 25 is when the superstars show out, so there’s no shortage of high profile megastars that put in an adequate day’s work under the international spotlight of Christmas Day.

Ben Simmons • PHI vs. MIL (W)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
38157142329

Joel Embiid • PHI vs. MIL (W)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
283111320115

Damion Lee • GSW vs. HOU (W)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
31221540328

Kawhi Leonard • LAC vs. LAL (W)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
383512501313

James Harden • HOU vs. GSW (L)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
3824611032-18

Jrue Holiday • NOR vs. DEN (W)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
31204806418

LeBron James • LAL vs. LAC (L)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
39239101223

Khris Middleton • MIL vs. PHI (L)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
333184011-7

Brandon Ingram • NOR vs. DEN (W)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
36317212211

Derrick Favors • NOR vs. DEN (W)

MINPTSREBASTBLKSTLTO+/-
30813831312

Honorable Mentions: Celtics guard Jaylen Brown going for 30 on 10-13 shooting in a win over the Raptors and Draymond Green finishing plus 20 as the Warriors knocked off the Rockets.

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