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NBA scores, highlights: Warriors’ Draymond Green returns to the lineup; LeBron James faces Dwyane Wade for the last time

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.

The stacked NBA schedule ends when the Los Angeles Lakers host LeBron James‘ former team in the Miami Heat. The Lakers are also on a hot streak of their own, having won five of their past six games.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s NBA action.

NBA Schedule for Monday, Dec. 10

*All times Eastern 

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.

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