Hornets 104 (11-8), Pistons 84 (12-9)
The Hornets put the Pistons’ four-game winning streak to rest on Monday night as they blew out the visiting team by 20 points. Cody Zeller finished with 20 points, and Marvin Williams added a 14-point, 12-board double-double for Charlotte.
Spurs 119 (17-4), 76ers 68 (1-20)
The Spurs started off hot, scoring a season-high 33 points in the first quarter. And then they got hotter. Even Boban Marjanovic showed off some stuff. San Antonio ended up winning the contest by 51 points—a new franchise record. LaMarcus Aldridge was the high-scorer with 26 points to go along with his 9 boards in the W.
Wizards 114 (8-10), Heat 103 (12-6)
Quick really ain’t far…John Wall put his speed and skills on display down in South Beach, as the Wiz took care of the Heat on the road. Wall finished with 26 points and 7 assists to lead D.C., and Gary Neal contributed another 21 points. The Wiz won despite Miami’s nearly 60 percent shooting night.
Mavericks 104 (12-9), Knicks 97 (10-11)
Dirk Nowitzki finished with 25 points to secure the win over the hometown New York Knicks, despite rookie sensation Kristaps Prozingis’ game-high 28 points. After trailing by 23, the Knicks came within 4 points in the final minute, however, the Mavs held on for the win on the road.
Raptors 102 (12-9), Lakers 93 (3-17)
Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour continued in Toronto on Monday night. The Black Mamba was met with standing ovations and cheers, as he poured in 21 points. But Kyle Lowry (27 points), Terrence Ross (22 points) and the rest of the Raptors proved to be too much for the Lakers to handle.
Suns 103 (8-13), Bulls 101 (11-6)
The game went down to the wire in Chicago when the Phoenix Suns came to visit. With the game tied at 101, Jon Leuer’s shot was no good—that is, until Mirza Teletovic grabbed the rebound and nailed the put-back jumper to win the game. Teletovic finished with 20 points off the bench, with five more teammates scoring in double-figures for the close win over Derrick Rose (14 points), Pau Gasol (22 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists) and the Bulls.
Bucks 90 (8-13), Trail Blazers 88 (9-12)
‘Twas another close game on Monday night, this time in Milwaukee. Damian Lillard (23 points, 7 assists) and his Trail Blazers came to town and played up until the final second. With the Blazers down 2, Meyers Leonard attempted a shot only to have John Henson ruin everything:
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 8, 2015
Clippers 110 (12-9), Timberwolves 106 (8-12)
OK, so the Clippers won the game and all—but, yo—this. This is everything. (Kevin Garnett, bruh!)
Celtics 111 (11-9), Pelicans 93 (5-15)
Isaiah Thomas’ 22 points and 5 assists paired with Jared Sullinger’s 11 points and 20 rebounds helped the Celtics achieve their win down in New Orleans Monday night. Boston dominated on the fast breaks, scoring 21 versus the Pelicans’ 11, and there wasn’t much the Pels could do to stop ’em.