Sumary of Celtics outplay Mavs; Nets slaughter Raptors:
- The Hornets were missing starting guard LaMelo Ball and top reserve Cody Martin, and lost guard Dennis Smith Jr.
- Toronto held Kevin Durant to 12 points but still lost to the Nets for the fifth moment in seven meetings after winning 21 of the previous 25. Durant scored his 26,074th career point in the third quarter, passing Kevin Garnett (26,071) for 18th place on the NBAs list.
- In Toronto, Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Nic Claxton had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Brooklyn beat short-handed Toronto.