This Christmas is much bigger than basketball.
Aaron Holiday finished with 19 points and made two clutch three-pointers in overtime as the Indiana Pacers snapped the Toronto Raptors five-game winning streak with a 120-115 win on Monday.
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam of Cameroon and Spanish center Marc Gasol, key players in last season's NBA championship run, will be sidelined indefinitely with injuries, the Canadian club announced.
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will miss at least the next two weeks of the NBA season while Spanish forward Serge Ibaka is sidelined indefinitely, the club announced Saturday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo flirted with a triple double as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the defending champion Toronto Raptors 115-105 in the first meeting between the clubs since last season's Eastern Conference finals.
Giannis Antetoukounmpo may have won the MVP trophy at the age of 24, but he could have been a champion at the same age, according to him.
Fred VanVleet scored a career high 34 points as the Toronto Raptors got their title defence off on a winning note with a 130-122 overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.
It's a whole new ballgame in the NBA, where a seismic shift in star talent has flung the door wide open to an array of 2020 title contenders.