The NBA on Christmas Day has become a showcase for the league's premiere teams and talent. Teams have played since the league was born in 1949. Here are the scores from the last 40 years.

  1. 1965
  2. Boston Celtics 113, Baltimore Bullets 99
  3. Los Angeles Lakers 115, Detroit Pistons 106
  4. St. Louis Hawks 131, New York Knickerbockers 111
  5. Cincinnati Royals 119, San Francisco Warriors 113
  6. 1966
  7. Detroit Pistons 129, Baltimore Bullets 127
  8. New York Knickerbockers 133, Chicago Bulls 132
  9. San Francisco Warriors 124, Cincinnati Royals 112
  10. 1967
  11. Philadelphia 76ers 108, Baltimore Bullets 105
  12. San Diego Rockets 104, Los Angeles Lakers 101
  13. Boston Celtics 134, New York Knickerbockers 124
  14. Cincinnati Royals 118, Seattle Supersonics 112
  15. 1968
  16. Cincinnati Royals 103, Chicago Bulls 98
  17. Detroit Pistons 119, Milwaukee Bucks 113
  18. New York Knickerbockers 110, Philadelphia 76ers 109
  19. Los Angeles Lakers 119, Phoenix Suns 99
  20. Baltimore Bullets 118, Seattle Supersonics 112
  21. 1969
  22. Phoenix Suns 127, Boston Celtics 116
  23. San Francisco Warriors 124, Cincinnati Royals 120
  24. New York Knickerbockers 112, Detroit Pistons 111
  25. Baltimore Bullets 121, Philadelphia 76ers 113
  26. 1970
  27. Phoenix Suns 127, Atlanta Hawks 115
  28. Los Angeles Lakers 123, Boston Celtics 113
  29. New York Knickerbockers 115, Buffalo Braves 102
  30. Baltimore Bullets 128, Chicago Bulls 112
  31. Cincinnati Royals 117, Cleveland Cavaliers 100
  32. Philadelphia 76ers 105, Detroit Pistons 100
  33. 1971
  34. Atlanta Hawks 140, Buffalo Braves 117
  35. Boston Celtics 99, Cincinnati Royals 94
  36. New York Knickerbockers 114, Golden State Warriors 89
  37. Detroit Pistons 120, Milwaukee Bucks 118
  38. Baltimore Bullets 117, Philadelphia 76ers 114
  39. Chicago Bulls 109, Portland Trail Blazers 88
  40. Phoenix Suns 116, Seattle Supersonics 86
  41. 1972
  42. Phoenix Suns 115, Chicago Bulls 108
  43. New York Knickerbockers 113, Detroit Pistons 110
  44. Milwaukee Bucks 104, Kansas City-Omaha Kings 99
  45. Portland Trail Blazers 116, Seattle Supersonics 113
  46. 1973
  47. Phoenix Suns 135, Los Angeles Lakers 100
  48. Capital Bullets 102, New York Knickerbockers 100
  49. 1974
  50. Washington Bullets 110, Atlanta Hawks 92
  51. Phoenix Suns 110, Boston Celtics 96
  52. Philadelphia 76ers 104, New York Knickerbockers 97
  53. 1975
  54. Washington Bullets 99, Atlanta Hawks 94
  55. New Orleans Jazz 101, Houston Rockets 99
  56. Phoenix Suns 122, Kansas City Kings 111
  57. New York Knickerbockers 111, Philadelphia 76ers 103
  58. 1976
  59. Washington Bullets 117, Cleveland Cavaliers 99
  60. Buffalo Braves 115, Detroit Pistons 106
  61. Chicago Bulls 96, Kansas City Kings 91
  62. Phoenix Suns 113, Los Angeles Lakers 96
  63. Philadelphia 76ers 105, New York Knickerbockers 104
  64. Portland Trail Blazers 110, Seattle Supersonics 95
  65. 1977
  66. Washington Bullets 100, Atlanta Hawks 93
  67. Cleveland Cavaliers 111, Buffalo Braves 105
  68. Portland Trail Blazers 109, Golden State Warriors 97
  69. Milwaukee Bucks 131, Kansas City Kings 122
  70. San Antonio Spurs 115, New Orleans Jazz 105
  71. New York Knickerbockers 113, Philadelphia 76ers 110
  72. Los Angeles Lakers 111, Seattle Supersonics 96
  73. 1978
  74. Portland Trail Blazers 115, Golden State Warriors 102
  75. Philadelphia 76ers 109, New York Knickerbockers 94
  76. San Diego Clippers 123, Seattle Supersonics 118
  77. 1979
  78. Utah Jazz 12, Denver Nuggets 111
  79. Cleveland Cavaliers 111, Detroit Pistons 101
  80. Portland Trail Blazers 113, Golden State Warriors 91
  81. New York Knickerbockers 131, New Jersey Nets 102
  82. Philadelphia 76ers 95, Washington Bullets 92
  83. 1980
  84. Portland Trail Blazers 115, Golden State Warriors 114
  85. Washington Bullets 109, New Jersey Nets 94
  86. Boston Celtics 117, New York Knickerbockers 108
  87. Phoenix Suns 131, San Antonio Spurs 111
  88. 1981
  89. Washington Bullets 115, Indiana Pacers 98
  90. New Jersey Nets 96, New York Knickerbockers 95
  91. Los Angeles Lakers 104, Phoenix Suns 101
  92. Portland Trail Blazers 99, Seattle Supersonics 94
  93. 1982
  94. New Jersey Nets 112, New York Knickerbockers 110
  95. Portland Trail Blazers 95, Seattle Supersonics 88
  96. Phoenix Suns 111, Utah Jazz 101
  97. Atlanta Hawks 97, Washington Bullets 91
  98. 1983
  99. Portland Trail Blazers 141, Los Angeles Lakers 121
  100. New York Knickerbockers 112, New Jersey Nets 110
  101. 1984
  102. Cleveland Cavaliers 109, Atlanta Hawks 106
  103. Philadelphia 76ers 109, Detroit Pistons 108
  104. Portland Trail Blazers 106, Golden State Warriors 97
  105. New Jersey Nets 120, New York Knickerbockers 114
  106. 1985
  107. New York Knickerbockers 113, Boston Celtics 104
  108. Portland Trail Blazers 121, Los Angeles Clippers 107
  109. 1986
  110. New York Knickerbockers 86, Chicago Bulls 85
  111. Washington Bullets 102, Philadelphia 76ers 97
  112. 1987
  113. Detroit Pistons 91, New York Knickerbockers 87
  114. Atlanta Hawks 106, Philadelphia 76ers 100
  115. 1988
  116. Utah Jazz 101, Los Angeles Lakers 87
  117. Philadelphia 76ers 125, Washington Bullets 110
  118. 1989
  119. Atlanta Hawks 115, Cleveland Cavaliers 104
  120. 1990
  121. Chicago Bulls 98, Detroit Pistons 86
  122. 1991
  123. Chicago Bulls 121, Boston Celtics 99
  124. Los Angeles Lakers 85, Los Angeles Clippers 75
  125. 1992
  126. San Antonio Spurs 103, Los Angeles Clippers 94
  127. Chicago Bulls 89, New York Knicks 77
  128. 1993
  129. Phoenix Suns 111, Houston Rockets 91
  130. Chicago Bulls 95, Orlando Magic 93
  131. 1994
  132. Chicago Bulls 107, New York Knicks 104
  133. Denver Nuggets 105, Seattle Supersonics 96
  134. 1995
  135. Orlando Magic 92, Houston Rockets 90
  136. San Antonio Spurs 105, Phoenix Suns 100
  137. 1996
  138. Chicago Bulls 95, Detroit Pistons 83
  139. Los Angeles Lakers 108, Phoenix Suns 87
  140. 1997
  141. Utah Jazz 107, Houston Rockets 103
  142. Chicago Bulls 90, Miami Heat 80
  143. 1998
  144. No games due to lockout.
  145. 1999
  146. Indiana Pacers 101, New York Knicks 90
  147. Los Angeles Lakers 99, San Antonio Spurs 93
  148. 2000
  149. Portland Trail Blazers 109, Los Angeles Lakers 104
  150. Indiana Pacers 103, Orlando Magic 93
  151. 2001
  152. New York Knicks 102, Toronto Raptors 94
  153. Los Angeles Lakers 88, Philadelphia 76ers 82
  154. 2002
  155. Orlando Magic 104, Detroit Pistons 99
  156. New Jersey Nets 117, Boston Celtics 81
  157. Sacramento Kings 105, Los Angeles Lakers 99
  158. 2003
  159. Orlando Magic 113, Cleveland Cavaliers 101
  160. Dallas Mavericks 111, Sacramento Kings 103
  161. Houston Rockets 99, Los Angeles Lakers 87
  162. 2004
  163. Detroit Pistons 98, Indiana Pacers 93
  164. Miami Heat 104, Los Angeles Lakers 102 (OT)
  165. 2005
  166. Detroit Pistons 85, San Antonio Spurs 70
  167. Miami Heat 97, Los Angeles Lakers 92
  168. 2006
  169. Pistons 85, Spurs 70
  170. Lakers 92, Heat 97
  171. 2007
  172. Heat, Cavs
  173. Suns, Lakers
  174. Sonics, Blazers