The NBA kicked off the month of December with a bang, treating fans to eight Sunday matchups that featured historically great individual performances and season-shaping outcomes.
Out west, the Los Angeles Clippers hosted the Indiana Pacers in a game that went a long way toward legitimizing one of the participants' excellent early-season runs.
Meanwhile, back east, the New York Knicks battled a New Orleans Pelicans squad that had its wings tragically clipped. Despite flying without their biggest star, the Pellies gave the Knicks all they could handle—and then some.
Overall, five of the evening's eight contests were decided by single digits. Plus, Sunday was a night for eruptions in the fourth quarter. Nate Robinson and Chris Bosh had particularly eventful final periods.
Finally, Kevin Durant did something that no NBA player has done since 1988.
If that's not enough enticement for you to catch up on Sunday's key NBA takeaways, perhaps a lengthy discussion of Andre Drummond's foul shooting will spark your interest.
Clearly, we have something for everybody.