Wednesday's NBA slate featured just five games around the league, but there was no shortage of action, with a host of young talents squaring off.
If you missed any of the games, we've got you covered with all the storylines, best fantasy performers, can't-miss highlights and box scores from everything around the Association.
Kings run riot early in win over Suns
It was a first quarter to forget for the Phoenix Suns, who trailed 36-9 after the first quarter against the Kings, setting up a comfortable 122-105 win for De'Aaron Fox's men.
Without Devin Booker and TJ Warren, the Suns couldn't come up with much on the offensive end, shooting 3-for-17 through the first 12 minutes, missing their first 12 three-point attempts on the night.
A complete team effort on display in Phoenix 💪 pic.twitter.com/uI8R3neDjX- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) December 5, 2018
A disastrous 21 turnovers turned into 32 Sacramento points as the Kings ran the Suns up and down the floor. Phoenix showed signs of life late as they cut the lead to 22 points, but the Kings were not in the mood for it, going on a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter to put the result beyond doubt
Seven Kings scored in double figures with Buddy Hield leading the way with 20 points and De'Aaron Fox added 16 points and seven assists.
For the SUns, De'Anthony Melton led the way with 21 points off the bench, while Trevor Ariza and Josh Jackson scored 14 each. Rookie Deandre Ayton had a quiet night with 10 points and nine rebounds, striggling to find a way past the Kings' big men.
Doncic lifts Mavs past Blazers
The Dallas Mavericks held off a late surge from the Portland Trail Blazers to walk away with a 111-104 win at home.
Rookie Luka Doncic scored a team-high 21 points and nine rebounds, coming up with plenty of big plays in the fourth quarter, including a trademark step-back dagger three to squash the Blazers hopes of a comeback and give the Mavs a 108-99 lead with 58.9 seconds remaining.
LUKA STEP-BACK! #NBARooks 🔥☔️#MFFL 108#RipCity 99- NBA (@NBA) December 5, 2018
58.9 left on League Pass (https://t.co/L3VurkatG8) pic.twitter.com/54gXPRbxIG
All five Mavericks starters scored in double figures on the night, with Wesley Matthews adding 17 points, DeAndre Jordan and Dennis Smith Jr scoring 12 each and Harrison Barnes finishing with 11.
Dallas, who have now won nine of their past 11 games, came out firing in the first quarter, outscoring the Blazers 34-20. They kept it up in the second to take a 15-point lead into the main break after hitting 50% from the field and 43.8% from the three-point line through the first 24 minutes.
Damian Lillard led Portland with 33 points, but they struggled to find much offence outside of that, leaving their fourth-quarter run a little too late as they dropped their eighth game from their past 11 outings.
Jazz hit franchise record 20 three-pointers
The Jazz's early season struggles from beyond the arc now seem like a lifetime ago after they connected on a franchise record 20 three-pointers in their 139-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
They shot a scorching 20-of-33 from deep (60%), with Kyle Korver's presence already opening up tons of space. He finished with three triples on his way to 15 points, while Donovan Mitchell led the way with four of his own.
Aussie Dante Exum knocked down the 19th triple of the night to tie their previous franchise record, before Georges Niang drilled number 20 moments later.
Dante Exum connects and the @utahjazz have tied a franchise record of 19 3's!#TeamIsEverything 130#GoSpursGo 100- NBA (@NBA) December 5, 2018
📺: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/79hvk6uA3t
Mitchell led them in scoring with 20 points on the night, while Rudy Gobert added 18 points and 10 boards, while Joe Ingles had 13 points and seven assists.
For the Spurs, DeMar DeRozan LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 points each, with Aussie Patty Mils scoring eight off the bench as they slumped to their sixth defeat from their past nine games.
Best fantasy performers
Darren Collison: 23 points (6-of-7 FG, 8-of-8 FT), eight rebounds and three assists
Lauri Markkanen: 21 points (8-of-24 FG), 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block
Damian Lillard: 33 points (10-of-23 FG), eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block
Luka Doncic: 21 points (6-of-14 FG), nine rebounds and three assists
Aaron Gordon: 20 points (7-of-16 FG), 13 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block
Buddy Hield: 20 points (7-of-13 FG), five rebounds and one assist
The rook showing off the defence!
🚫 Wendell Carter Jr. rises up for the emphatic rejection!- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) December 5, 2018
HALF-TIME: #BullsNation 45 #Pacers 43
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Definitely how Ingles drew it up
Exactly how Joe Ingles drew it up #TeamIsEveryThing pic.twitter.com/4F8HrR1ZVc- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) December 5, 2018
Swipa paying homage, @therealshammgod 😳 pic.twitter.com/mgJHyHb7dz- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) December 5, 2018
Adebayo on both ends!
Look out for BAM Adebayo on both ends! 👏💥#HEATCulture 36#PureMagic 30- NBA (@NBA) December 5, 2018
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😱😱😱 Adebayo just hovering at the rim #HeatCulture- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) December 5, 2018
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Dennis Smith Jr just waltzing to the rim out there
DSJ showing off the handles 🔥 pic.twitter.com/oUlCJzjvRm- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 5, 2018
Ariza gets up
🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/nBEP3OVJuT- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 5, 2018
Bulls at Pacers | Magic at Heat | Mavs at Blazers
Suns at Kings | Spurs at Jazz