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A photographic look at Christmas Day action in the National Basketball Association

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The Knicks City Dancers perform during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in New York.

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Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (left) drives past Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Alan Anderson (middle) during the first quarter at Barclays Center.

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Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (right) loses the ball as Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (7) and center Andray Blatche (rear) defend during the first quarter at Barclays Center.

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Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (21) guards Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Alan Anderson (6) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center.

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Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer, left, and Joakim Noah relax on the bench near the end of the second half of the NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in New York. The Bulls defeated the Nets 95-78.

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New York Knicks centre Tyson Chandler, right, and guard Toure' Murry watch during the second half of Knicks' NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in New York.

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New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) controls the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison (4) during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden.

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Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) reacts after being fouled during the third quarter of a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) splits the defense of New York Knicks point guard Beno Udrih (18) and shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. The Thunder defeated the Knicks 123-94.

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Los Angeles Lakers centre Pau Gasol (16) moves to the basket against the Miami Heat defense during the first half at Staples Center.

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Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young (0) shoots a basket against the defence of Miami Heat power forward Rashard Lewis (9) during the first half at Staples Center.

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers guard Wesley Johnson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, sits on the bench with forward Shawne Williams during the first half of the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Miami won 101-95.

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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, left, of France, shoots sd Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in San Antonio.

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Actor Tommy Lee Jones, left, and his wife, Dawn Laurel-Jones, watch play during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in San Antonio. Houston won 111-98.

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