Knicks 103 Bulls 95: The Knicks brought New York a Christmas Day by handily beating the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. The Post amusingly noted, "The team that entered the day third-worst in the league in opponents’ scoring sealed its victory with unyielding defense, of all things, including holding Chicago scoreless through a span of eight-plus minutes in the fourth quarter."

The Knicks were wearing their green jerseys, perhaps to make sure they looked especially festive next to the Bulls in their red jerseys.