Monday night should be known as “basketball night” as 11 games take place on this NBA schedule.
Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans tried to end the Boston Celtics’ five-game winning streak but failed in their visit to TD Garden. The Golden State Warriors will also look to continue to bounce back from their temporary skid as they try for their fourth straight win when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Draymond Green’s return to the lineup.
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s NBA action.
NBA Schedule for Monday, Dec. 10
*All times Eastern
- Pacers 109, Wizards 101 (Box Score)
- 76ers 116, Pistons 102 (Box Score)
- Celtics 113, Pelicans 100 (Box Score)
- Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — (Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension)
- Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — (Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension)
- Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — (Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension)
- Orlando Magic at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m. (GameTracker) — (Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension)
- Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns, 9 p.m. (GameTracker) — (Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension)
- Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets, 9 p.m. (GameTracker) — (Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension)
- Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (GameTracker) — (Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension)
- Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (GameTracker) — TV: NBA TV Streaming: FuboTV (try it free)
George explodes for the Thunder against the Jazz
Paul George has been fantastic to start the season and he continued that high level of play on Monday night by lighting up the scoreboard for 31 points in just three quarters of action against their division rival.
Simmons and Embiid start the Sixers fast break
The Philadelphia 76ers lost Jimmy Butler in the early going this evening but Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid made sure that they didn’t suffer any setbacks by helping make plays like this on both ends of the floor.
Mavericks’ Doncic throws a dime between Vucevic’s legs
Luka Doncic looks like the early favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors with his play to start the 2018-19 campaign and while he probably didn’t anticipate this particular drive to the basket ending this way, he managed to make the best of the situation by finding Jalen Brunson with a pass between Nikola Vucevic’s legs.
Jazz’s Mitchell beats the buzzer from halfcourt
The Utah Jazz have a had a tough go of things in the early going against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night but Donovan Mitchell did his best to change that with this bucket.
Bulls’ LaVine splits the defense and destroys the rim
The Bulls have been making headlines for all of the wrong reasons over the course of the past week but Zach LaVine is trying to make people talk about what they can do on the court once again with this emphatic finish against the Kings.
Delly returns to the Cavaliers with a three-pointer
Matthew Dellavedova made his 2018-19 debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night after being involved in the three-team trade which brought him back to Northeast Ohio this past weekend and, naturally, his first basket for the Wine and Gold came from beyond the arc.
Celtics’ Williams goes toe-to-toe with the Brow and wins
Robert Williams has not had much of an opportunity to make a contribution to the Boston Celtics’ lineup since being selected with the team’s first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft but with the C’s facing a number of different injuries to core members of their rotation on Monday night that changed in a big way with this block on Anthony Davis.
Pacers’ Turner blocks Beal’s shot into the stands
Myles Turner continues to impress this season and he reminded the Washington Wizards and the rest of the league that he is a legitimate rim protector as he sent Bradley Beal’s attempt into the crowd.
Celtics’ Hayward, Irving and Horford out against the Pelicans
It looks like that super matchup between the Celtics versus the Pelicans may not look so super after all. As the Celtics look to continue their five-game winning streak in their home matchup versus the Pelicans, they’ll have to make do without three of their All-Stars as Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving and Al Horford have been ruled out of tonight’s game.