Utah got the Christmas Day showcase game it believes it deserves, but against a shorthanded Mavericks team it may not be the showcase Utah had hoped for. The Nets are in a prime Christmas Day slot against the Lakers – Durant vs. LeBron – but it’s fair to question if that game will happen, and if it does what will the Nets look like? The Nets have a run of home games coming up; we may not see much Kyrie Irving until a mid-January road trip. Over their last six games the Clippers have the 25th ranked offense in the NBA, but that is really no difference than the season on the whole where the team is 24th on offense. It’s been a frustrating Raptors season at points, but the bright spot remains standout rookie Scottie Barnes: 15.6 points and 8.3 rebounds a game, shooting 35.6% from 3.