Welcome back to another day of NBA action. We’ve got a busy Sunday ahead of us, with seven games spread out through the afternoon and evening.
The first game of the day saw plenty of points, as the Nets took down the Hawks in a high-scoring affair. Then, Victor Oladipo helped the Pacers to their seventh straight win. Later in the day, we saw the Wizards crush the visiting Lakers, Then, the Kings will take on the Mavericks in a battle of surprising teams.
To close out the night, the leading team from each conference will go at it when the Raptors visit the Nuggets.
Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s NBA action:
NBA schedule for Sunday, Dec. 16
*All times Eastern
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.
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.
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.
Delly gets crafty in the paint
Simmons and Embiid connect on the break
Raptors visit Nuggets in battle of first-place teams
We’re now two months into the season, which means we’re past the point of things being a fluke, or result of a small sample size. That’s worth noting, because on Sunday night, two first-place teams will meet in Denver, when the Raptors take on the Nuggets. Yes, two months into the season, these are the teams that lead the Eastern and Western Conference. The two teams played a few months ago, and the Nuggets won a nail-biter by three points. Hopefully this contest is just as exciting.