Monday's NBA action had six games around the league, with plenty of the league's top teams and talent on display.
If you missed any of the games, we've got you covered with all the top storylines, best fantasy performers, can't-miss highlights and box scores from everything around the Association.
Dwyane Wade comes up clutch
With the game on the line, the Miami Heat went to Dwyane Wade to try and close out the game and he got the job done.
Trailing 97-95 with just over two minutes on the clock, Wayne Ellington buried a clutch three to give the Heat a one-point lead. Miami came up with a stop and Wade got right to the rim for a huge layup to put the Heat up three with 1:32 on the clock. Following that bucket Ricky Rubio, who finished with a team-high 23 points, hit a game-tying three with just over a minute to go.
big. shot. rick. pic.twitter.com/prYro40tUT- Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 3, 2018
The Heat turned the ball over, but came up with a stop to put the fate of the game in their own hands. Tied at 100 with 18 seconds remaining in the game, Wade drove to the basket and drew a foul to go to the line with three seconds on the clock. He knocked down both free throws and Donovan Mitchell missed an open look to give the Heat the win.
In this close contest, there were 17 lead changes and 16 ties. The Jazz led by as much as 19 points in the game. Wade finished with 15 points and eight assists and Hassan Whiteside was all over the box score with 23 points and 20 boards. Mitchell finished with 18 points but struggled shooting 8-for-24 from the field and 1-for-7 from three. The Heat advance to 9-13 and the Jazz fall to 11-13.
Lillard and DeRozan fill it up in San Antonio
There was no shortage of buckets in the San Antonio Spurs' 131-118 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
It didn't take long for Damian Lillard to get going in this one, scoring 16 points in the first quarter to get the Blazers out to an early lead. He only went into the half with 20 points but he had outscored DeMar DeRozan who only had 10 points despite the Spurs' seven-point halftime lead.
Then DeRozan really got going in the second half.
He had 18 points in the third quarter alone making seven of his 12 shots and all four of his free throw attempts, maintaining the Spurs' seven-point lead going into the fourth quarter. The Trail Blazers cut it as close as five points early in the fourth quarter, but they could not overcome Lillard's cold finish to the game. He only shot 1-for-6 in the games' final frame, knocking down one of his four 3-point attempts.
He finished with a game-high 37 points to go with 10 assists, doing his best to keep up with the Spurs' scoring. C.J. McCollum had 24 points and Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 20 points. For the Spurs, DeRozan had with 36 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals and LaMarcus Aldridge was extremely helpful with 29 points (11-15 FG), eight rebounds and three assists. San Antonio inches closer to returning to .500 at 11-12 while the Trail Blazers, who have lost five of their last six, are now 13-10.
Mavericks edge the West's top team
The Dallas Mavericks came away with a huge win over the LA Clippers, the Western Conference's top-ranked team.
Dallas went into the fourth quarter leading by eight points and the Clippers nearly erased that deficit to pull off the comeback victory. In the first minute and a half of the fourth quarter, Montrezl Harrell went on a quick 6-0 run to cut the Mavericks' lead to just two points. Dallas was able to extend their lead back to eight points with five minutes left but the Clippers continued to fight to try and make the comeback happen.
They went on an 8-0 run to tie the game with 2:37 on the clock. Harrison Barnes stopped that run with a reverse layup to give him his first 30-point game of the season but LA responded quickly with an and-1 from Harrell to tie the game again. After missing the free throw, Barnes missed the shot for the lead but DeAndre Jordan cleaned up the miss for a put-back to take a 109-107 lead with under a minute to go.
DJ gives us the lead! 👏 pic.twitter.com/gAfkbumnLj- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 3, 2018
Lou Williams knocked down a huge three to take a one-point lead but the Clippers once again failed to secure a defensive rebound off of a Barnes miss and Dorian Finney-Smith soared in for the put back to take another one-point lead. After Jordan made one of two free throws the Clippers had a chance to tie the game but Dennis Smith Jr. came up with a massive block in the post to earn the victory for the Mavs.
DENNIS WITH THE SWAT! AND HE SINKS BOTH FREE THROWS! pic.twitter.com/389HJcggAm- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 3, 2018
Dallas is now 11-10 but has won eight of their last 10 games. As for the Clippers, they fall to 15-7 and are now tied with the Nuggets for first place.
Best fantasy performers
Harrison Barnes - 30 points (11-28 FG), nine rebounds, one assist, one block
Mike Conley Jr. - 21 points (6-17 FG), five assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block
Anthony Davis - 36 points (14-19 FG), 19 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks
DeMar DeRozan - 36 points (13-27 FG, 10-10 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, two steals
Montrezl Harrell - 23 points (11-15 FG), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block
DeAndre Jordan - 16 points (6-11 FG), 23 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block
LeBron James - 22 points (9-17 FG), eight assists, six rebounds, one block
Kyle Kuzma - 23 points (8-14 FG), eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block
Damian Lillard - 37 points (12-28 FG, 3-11 3PT), 10 assists, two rebounds, two steals
Ricky Rubio - 23 points (9-13 FG), six assists, five rebounds, one steal
Ben Simmons - 19 points (8-10 FG), 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals
Hassan Whiteside - 23 points (11-17 FG), 20 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, one steal
Gotta respect De'Anthony Melton's decision here.
A King-sized slam#LakeShow (📺: @SpectrumSN) pic.twitter.com/kf6aAZcXfV- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 2, 2018
What type of wizardry is this Kemba?
"HOW DID HE DO THAT?!?!?" -Eric Collins@KembaWalker goes HIGHHHH off the glass for the ridiculous finish! 😲#BuzzCity | #NOatCHA | #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/P3ybZbedIj- FOX Sports: Hornets (@HornetsOnFSSE) December 2, 2018
Off the glass to Miles Bridges!
😱🤯😤- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 2, 2018
THIS. WAS. EPIC. pic.twitter.com/quD1hv1iVF
This Anthony Davis crossover and finish is special.
AD with the cross and the MONSTER dunk! #doitBIG on @FOXSportsNOLA pic.twitter.com/g1qdrSux3A- New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 3, 2018
Joe Ingles finds Donovan Mitchell cutting back door.
GOODNESS. GRACIOUS. pic.twitter.com/FR1r8mg2Mv- Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 2, 2018
Your NBA blocks leader Hassan Whiteside doing what he does best.
DENIED! pic.twitter.com/2GkvS6kBI5- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 2, 2018
JJJ sends Joel Embiid's shot into the second row.
💪 🦄 pic.twitter.com/NUYv71Qo8v- Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) December 2, 2018
What a pass by D-Wade!
#3 nutmeged himself! pic.twitter.com/vxkwZq6qYJ- Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 3, 2018
Patty Mills slices through the defense and finishes with a sweet scoop shot!
That was smooth, @Patty_Mills 👀 pic.twitter.com/tgOCd2FI6l- San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 3, 2018
Lou Williams straight through DJ's legs for the easy two.
🚨 @TeamLou23 NUTMEG 🚨 pic.twitter.com/vA9KlQC3ci- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) December 3, 2018
DSJ with the lob just over half court to Dorian Finney-Smith!
Dennis to Doe Doe! 😱 pic.twitter.com/j5UlYHei4R- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 3, 2018
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