15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

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15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

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8. PATRICK EWING BEATS THE BUZZER, BULLS (1986)

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There were no rings in Patrick Ewing’s NBA career. The big man had plenty of memorable moments, though. One came on Christmas 1986 when he hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to give New York an 86-85 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Ewing scored 28 points as the Knicks overcame a 30-point performance by Michael Jordan.

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