As we begin the first full week of March, we had a fairly eventful slate of games take place on Monday night.

Early on, the Nets absolutely crushed the Mavericks, while the Heat escaped with a victory against the Hawks, who made a late push in the fourth quarter.

Moving on, the Nuggets made a major comeback in the fourth quarter but the Spurs held on for a victory in a potential playoff preview, while the Pelicans upset a surging Jazz team that had won five in a row before tonight. Continuing the upset theme, the first-place Bucks fell to the lowly Suns, while the Kings were able to hold off the pesky Knicks.

To cap things off, the Lakers continued their losing ways as they dropped their fifth game in their past six games as they fell to the Clippers.

Here’s everything you need to know about Monday night’s action.

NBA results for Monday, March 4

NBA schedule for Tuesday, March 5

*All times Eastern

  • Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m. (GameTracker) — — Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
  • Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. (GameTracker) — Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
  • Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (GameTracker) — Watch on fuboTV with NBA League Pass extension
  • Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors, 8 p.m. (GameTrackerTV: TNT
  • Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (GameTracker) TV: TNT
  • Lakers lose despite Rondo’s triple-double

    Despite Rajon Rondo’s triple-double effort (24 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds), the Lakers fell further out of the playoff picture with their 113-105 defeat to the Clippers. LeBron James also posted a near triple-double effort with his stat line of 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists. With 18 games to play, the Lakers trail the Spurs by 5½ games for the final playoff spot in the West.

    Hield scores 28; Kings remain in playoff hunt

    Buddy Hield led the way as he scored 28 points in the Kings’ 115-108 victory against the Knicks. The Kings remain three games behind the Spurs for the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoff race.

    Wade and Carter have throwback duel

    Dwyane Wade and Vince Carter are nearing the end of their careers, but they turned back the clock on Monday night in their matchup in Miami. The two legends each led their team in scoring, as Wade went for 23 points and five assists in Miami’s victory, while Carter hit seven 3-pointers for 21 points. 

    DeRozan and Aldridge lead Spurs past Nuggets

    The San Antonio Spurs picked up a big victory on Monday night as they held off the Nuggets in the fourth quarter for a 104-103 victory thanks largely in part to receiving a combined 46 points from LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan. 

    Nets fans go crazy for Nowitzki

    No one but Dirk Nowitzki knows if this will be his last game at the Barclays Center, but Nets fans gave him a memorable sendoff. The building erupted late in the fourth quarter after the future Hall of Famer finally got his first bucket of the night.

    Luka hits from half-court

    Luka Doncic added to his rookie highlight reel with a half-court shot against the Nets. With the first half winding down, Doncic came down the floor, pulled up, and banked one in from about 50 feet.

    Wade passes Jordan

    Dwyane Wade made history on Monday, passing Michael Jordan for the most blocks in NBA history by a guard. 

    Davis throws down an alley-oop over Gobert

    Anthony Davis’ days with the Pelicans might be numbered, but he provided fans with, at least, one more memorable highlight on Monday night by finishing this alley-oop over Utah’s defensive stopper. 

    Holiday drops 30, leads Pelicans to victory

    The Anthony Davis saga will hang over the Pelicans franchise until they make a decision on what to do with him this summer. However, Jrue Holiday gave fans something to feel good about on Monday by dropping 30 on the Jazz.

    Booker drops 22 to lead Suns to upset over Bucks

    The Phoenix Suns picked up one of the upsets of the night by taking down the Bucks and sweeping the season series against Giannis Antetokounmpo and company in the process. Devin Booker was instrumental in the effort, dropping 22 points on Milwaukee. 

    Bender rejects Antetokounmpo at the rim

    The Dragan Bender experience in Phoenix has not gone as well as the franchise hoped when they used a lottery pick to acquire him but he provided fans with a ready to cheer on Monday night by telling Giannis Antetokounmpo he would get nothing and like it on this attempt. 

    DJJ turns on Airplane Mode

    Derrick Jones Jr. was back at it again with another impressive dunk. Out on the fast break against the Hawks, Jones cocked it all the way back with his left hand before rocking the rim.

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