Monday night’s slate of NBA games literally began with a bang.
Later on in the night, the Thunder defeated the Jazz and swept the season series in this rematch from last year’s playoffs. However, the game was highlighted by Russell Westbrook’s argument with two Jazz fans, which saw the former MVP threaten them during the verbal back-and-forth. The two Jazz fans were later escorted out of the arena.
To cap off the night, the Clippers completely embarrassed the Celtics in a 140-115 thrashing.
Here’s everything you need to know about the night’s action.
NBA schedule for Monday, March 11
Westbrook clinches game with deep 3-pointer
Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to a season series sweep of the Jazz, but he did it in the least likely way possible … with a deep 3-pointer.
Westbrook finished the night with 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the win.
Sweet Lou sets NBA record in Clippers’ win
The Clippers completely blew out the Celtics by a score of 140-115, but it was Lou Williams who was the star of the night. In addition to leading the way with 34 points, he also set an NBA record for bench points in the process.
Harden leads Rockets to victory over Charlotte
James Harden is working toward another NBA MVP award and he provided voters with another reason to consider picking him on Monday night by stuffing the stat sheet against the Hornets in a win.
Beal leads Wizards with another big game
Bradley Beal continued his strong run of form this season with another big game against the Kings on Monday night. Beal nearly got a triple-double, finishing with 27 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and four steals in the Wizards’ victory to help keep their slim playoff chances alive.
Sexton lights up the scoreboard for the Cavs
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been waiting to see Collin Sexton break out after finding his comfort level in the NBA and it appears as though that is happening now as the lottery pick showed off all of his game in a win over the Raptors on Monday night.
Dinwiddie leads the Nets to victory
Spencer Dinwiddie was an impact player for the Nets before his injury and he has regained that status now that he has returned after pouring in a game-high 19 points in a win over the Pistons on Monday night.
Gobert throws it down
Rudy Gobert’s highlights are almost always either a big block or a big dunk, and this time against the Thunder he was getting it done on the offensive side of the floor.
CP3 drops the no-look feed to Capela
Ibaka and Chriss brawl in Cleveland
Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss are going to be losing some money pretty soon, if not missing some games as well. At the close of the third quarter, the two big men got tangled up on a long pass, and the ball went out of bounds. That might have been the end of it, but Ibaka got up and shoved Chriss, leading to the two exchanging swings. Luckily, no one connected.
Love throws a touchdown to Osman
Gasol’s outlet pass results in easy slam for Siakam
The Raptors need more plays like this from Marc Gasol. Gasol might not be Kevin Love when it comes to outlet passes, but there’s no doubt this one was a highlight as Pascal Siakam was on the receiving end for an easy slam.
Russell to Bodions for easy slam
Hornets face Rockets without 4 key players
James Harden had his typical night, with 29 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. But it could have been much worse for the Hornets, who were missing four of their key players, including Tony Parker and Marvin Williams.
Tatum misses first game this season
Celtics second-year forward Jayson Tatum missed his first game of the 2018-19 season when the Celtics took on the Clippers because of a tweaked shoulder. Tatum doesn’t think that the issue is a serious one, and he said that he hopes to be back in action later this week.