NBA: Teams with the Most Wins on Christmas Day

The New York Knicks Have The Most Christmas Day Wins

The New York Knicks Have The Most Christmas Day Wins

The New York Knicks are the most “gifted” NBA team on Christmas Day, sort of. Through 2012, they have the most wins of all – 22. But they also have the most losses – 26.

You may not have known this, but the NBA has been playing highlighted games on Christmas since its second season (as the BAA, 1947-48). The first game on the holiday was won by the Knicks (over the defunct Providence Steamrollers).

Here’s every team’s record on Christmas, sorted by wins.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

UPDATED LIST: Through Christmas, 2013.

  TEAM WINS LOSSES W-L PCT.
1. New York Knicks 22 27 0.449
2. Los Angeles Lakers 21 19 0.525
3. Sacramento Kings 18 11 0.620
4. Philadelphia 76ers 16 13 0.551
5. Portland Trail Blazers 14 3 0.823
5. Washington Wizards 14 7 0.667
7. Phoenix Suns 12 6 0.667
7. Boston Celtics 12 17 0.413
9. Chicago Bulls 11 7 0.611
10. Golden State Warriors 10 13 0.435
10. Detroit Pistons 10 22 0.312
12. Atlanta Hawks 9 11 0.450
13. Miami Heat 8 2 0.800
14. Cleveland Cavaliers 6 4 0.600
15. Orlando Magic 5 4 0.556
16. Utah Jazz 4 2 0.667
16. San Antonio Spurs 4 4 0.500
16. Houston Rockets 4 4 0.500
16. Brooklyn Nets 4 5 0.444
16. Los Angeles Clippers 4 8 0.333
21. Oklahoma City Thunder 3 12 0.200
22. Dallas Mavericks 2 1 0.667
22. Indiana Pacers 2 2 0.500
22. Milwaukee Bucks 2 2 0.500
25. Denver Nuggets 1 4 0.200
         
  New Orleans Pelicans 0 1 0.000
  Toronto Raptors 0 1 0.000
         
  Charlotte Bobcats Never played   0.000
  Memphis Grizzlies Never played   0.000
  Minnesota Timberwolves Never played   0.000

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