Sunday night's NBA action capped off a weird, wild weekend of round ball, and it included a stellar performance by Tim Duncan, an actual win by the Los Angeles Lakers, and some big fourth-quarter basketball.
With the Lakers finally getting a win under their belts after a long layoff, a strange admission from Carmelo Anthony, the return of a much-needed piece for the Denver Nuggets, and a bum foot from an important piece in Indiana, there's a lot to talk about.
I could go on and on about the individual games and what made most of them as exciting as they were, but what seems most important is to tease out exactly what mattered, and what each of those important pieces from the day will mean.
There's a lot to get to, so there's no reason for any more delay. Let's go ahead and take a look at what made the cut for the most important happenings over the long day of basketball on Sunday.