Twelve games were played on Saturday, December 28. As usual, East Coast NBA fans had to stay up late to catch the evening's marquee matchup, which happened out West.
The Portland Trail Blazers might have felt confident hosting a Miami Heat squad missing LeBron James. But Chris Bosh had other plans.
In Atlanta, the Hawks were forced to carry on without All-Star center Al Horford against a game Charlotte Bobcats squad. Forty-eight minutes were not enough to settle that contest.
The Rockets and Pacers both held serve at home, while the Bulls learned that their home-court advantage isn't what it used to be.
Let's get to it.