There were nine games around the Association with no shortage of the league's top teams and talent on display.
If you missed any of the action, don't sweat it, because we have you covered with all of the top storylines, best fantasy performers and can't miss highlights!
Doncic wills the Mavericks to victory
Another day, another jaw-dropping performance from Luka Doncic.
His Dallas Mavericks found themselves trailing the Houston Rockets 102-94 with 3:09 remaining, looking like they were going to allow their lead to slip away in a loss. Then Doncic turned it up a notch, taking over the game completely. He went on an 11-0 run himself to give the Mavericks a 105-102 lead with under a minute remaining.
That time @luka7doncic went on an 11-0 run... pic.twitter.com/w9Y85cV9RR- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 9, 2018
James Harden, who finished with 35 points and eight assists on the night, was not going to let the Rockets let the game get away that easily. He slashed to the hoop for a layup to make it a one-point game before a Doncic and DeAndre Jordan pick-and-roll turned into a Jalen Brunson back-door layup.
.@DeAndre finds @jalenbrunson1 for the layup! #MFFL pic.twitter.com/u0OgSLfdIc- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 9, 2018
The Mavericks came up with a stop, Wesley Matthews missed both free throws, then came up with another stop to seal the game. Doncic finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, Jordan had 12 points and 20 rebounds and Brunson, Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dorian Finney-Smith joined them in double-digits.
Chris Paul added 23 points for the Rockets as they lose their third straight game and fall to 11-14 on the season. The Mavericks are now 13-11 and tied for the 8th spot in West.
Celtics hand Bulls worst loss in franchise history
This one was all Celtics the entire game, literally.
The Chicago Bulls never had a lead in this one, falling to the Celtics by 56 points 133-77, their largest loss in franchise history. Granted, it was the second night of a back-to-back for the Bulls after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder at the buzzer on Saturday, but this one was not pretty.
Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 23 points while Daniel Theis, in his first start of the season, finished with 22-point, 10-rebound double-double on his way to a plus-50 plus-minus for the game. Jayson Tatum (18 points), Terry Rozier (15), Kyrie Irving (13), Semi Ojeleye (13) and Marcus Morris (12) rounded out the seven players in double-figures for Boston on their way to the largest margin of victory in the Brad Stevens era. Every player that stepped on the floor scored and finished with a positive plus-minus.
They shot an insane 53.8 percent from the field and even crazier 51.2 percent from long range, knocking down 22 of their 43 3-point attempts. As for the Bulls, they were held to 38.3 percent from the field and 25.0 percent from deep, explaining the outcome on the scoreboard. Shaquille Harrison was their leading scorer with 20 points off the bench, but he also finished with a plus-minus of minus-43, the worst on the team.
The Celtics have gotten things rolling as of late, winning five games in a row sitting at 15-10. As for the Bulls, they fall to 6-21 on the season.
Dwyane Wade plays his 1000th career game
With tonight's game, Dwyane Wade has officially hit his 1000th career NBA regular season game.
Another amazing milestone in the historic career of #FatherPrime!- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 9, 2018
Congrats, @DwyaneWade on playing in 1,000 career NBA games. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/fu2duv5PNI
Game 1 ➡️ Game 1,000.- NBA Draft (@NBADraft) December 9, 2018
Salute, @DwyaneWade. #OneLastDance pic.twitter.com/J9H4RR3bdj
Wade is set to retire at the end of the season, so his games in the NBA are numbered. This was the Miami Heat's 25th game of the season, leaving Wade with 57 games left in his career, not accounting for the playoffs.
Of the 1000 games, he's played 894 games with the Heat, 60 with the Bulls and 46 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In tonight's game, the Heat defeated the LA Clippers 121-98. Wade finished with a game-high 25 points off the bench to go with six rebounds and six assists, proving that Father Prime has still got it.
Top fantasy performers
Bradley Beal - 27 points (12-25 FG), five assists, four rebounds, one steal
Jaylen Brown - 23 points (8-11, 3-3 3PT), five rebounds, three assists, two steals
John Collins - 30 points (12-20 FG, 3-6 3PT), 12 rebounds, five assists, one block
Spencer Dinwiddie - 25 points (10-17 FG), six assists, three rebounds, one steal
James Harden - 35 points (11-22 FG, 6-16 3PT), eight assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block
LeBron James - 20 points (9-18 FG), nine assists, eight rebounds, two steals
DeAndre Jordan - 12 points (6-9 FG), 20 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block
Nikola Jokic - 24 points (9-17 FG), 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals
Enes Kanter - 23 points (10-13 FG), 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal
Damian Lillard - 28 points (8-16 FG, 4-9 3PT), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal
Collin Sexton - 29 points (13-23 FG, 3 3PM), six assists, three rebounds, two steals
Tristan Thompson - 23 points (11-18 FG), 19 rebounds, five assists, two blocks
Dwyane Wade - 25 points (8-21 FG, 5 3PM), six rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block
James Ennis ready for take off.
👀 @JamesDa_Truth! pic.twitter.com/FWASBtMV4N- Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) December 8, 2018
Pass so good the camera had trouble keeping up.
THREADING.- Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 9, 2018
NEEDLE.#WizCavs | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/WQZNjFWwoq
Get off the tracks when the train is coming through!
LeBron attacks the basket in Memphis. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/BSwoKRjipk- NBA (@NBA) December 9, 2018
Bogdanovic with the behind-the-back dime in traffic.
Leader- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) December 9, 2018
Kuz has been practicing his h.o.r.s.e shots.
Kyle Kuzma goes OVER the backboard! #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/E0Q2RGeSPS- NBA (@NBA) December 9, 2018
Mitchell Robinson sees Kuz's h.o.r.s.e shot and raises the bar.
.@FrankLikina lobbin' to the 7'4" wingspan 👀 pic.twitter.com/9SK51n1QLU- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 9, 2018
Larry Nance with a HUGE finish.
Even Larry Nance Jr. was impressed by his own dunk 😮 pic.twitter.com/Ze1S9KPzQ2- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 9, 2018
Jaylen Brown on the break!
JB in attack mode! pic.twitter.com/tJJG5kFCgp- Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 9, 2018
Game 1000, still got it.
🚨D. WADE BAG OF TRICKS ALERT🚨 pic.twitter.com/7qYjLQUBRt- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 9, 2018
Blazers Twitter is not wrong, just a lot of good basketball plays in one highlight.
SO MANY GOOD THINGS IN ONE HIGHLIGHT ENJOY pic.twitter.com/5GXD7cdVbs- Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 9, 2018
Wiggins with an A+ effort to make up for the turnover.
🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫- Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) December 9, 2018
🚫 Wiggs outta nowhere 🚫
Rockets at Mavericks | Kings at Pacers
Nuggets at Hawks | Wizards and Cavaliers | Nets at Knicks
Celtics at Bulls | Lakers at Grizzlies
Timberwolves at Trail Blazers | Heat at Clippers