Sunday produced quite a bit of intriguing action throughout the NBA ranks
The first game of the day saw plenty of points, as the Brooklyn Nets took down the Atlanta Hawks in a high-scoring affair. Then, Victor Oladipo helped the Indiana Pacers to their seventh straight win. Later in the day, we saw the Washington Wizards crush the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, Later on, the Sacramento Kings took care of the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas to end the Mavs’ 11-game home win streak.
Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s NBA action:
NBA schedule for Sunday, Dec. 16
*All times Eastern
Jokic and Murray lead Nuggets past Raptors
Nikola Jokic led the way with 26 points and nine rebounds in the Nuggets’ 95-86 victory over the Raptors. In addition, star guard Jamal Murray scored 19 points with 15 of those coming in the fourth quarter. Denver ended up outscoring Toronto 27-14 in the final frame to help them surge to victory.
Wall drops 40 as Wizards crush Lakers
The unpredictable Wizards had everything working on Sunday, as they took care of the visiting Lakers without much trouble. John Wall was a big reason for that, as he went for 40 points, six rebounds and 14 assists. He also provided plenty of highlight reel plays.
Simmons gets triple-double in Sixers’ win
Ben Simmons recorded his third triple-double of the season, and the 15th of his career in the Sixers’ blowout win over the Cavaliers on Sunday. The big Australian finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists.
Davis hustles for big chasedown block
Anthony Davis is among the league leaders in blocks, and he showed why against the Heat. Derrick Jones Jr. was out on the fastbreak, but Davis hustled back for a big chasedown block.
Oladipo leads Pacers to seventh straight win
The Pacers are the hottest team in the league right now, boasting a seven-game winning streak after taking down the Knicks on Sunday afternoon. Now back from injury, Victor Oladipo led the way, finishing with 26 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals in an impressive performance.
Fox and Doncic duel in Dallas
Two of the league’s brightest youngsters went at it in Dallas, and both De’Aaron Fox and Luka Doncic put up strong efforts. Fox finished with 28 points, three rebounds and five assists, and Doncic scored 28 points of his own, and added six rebounds and nine assists. Fox and the Kings got the last laugh though, winning by seven to snap the Mavericks’ home winning streak at 11 games.
Wall shows his stuff on the fastbreak
Russell leads Nets to high-scoring win
The Nets poured in a season-high 144 points in their win over the Hawks, and did so in regulation. Eight players scored in double figures in the win, but D’Angelo Russell was the star, finishing with 32 points, six rebounds and seven assists. This was the fifth win in a row for the Nets, who are suddenly just two games out of the playoff picture.