The Thanksgiving weekend is officially over and the NBA teams got down to work Monday night.
There were seven games in the schedule and the Hornets took the lead with an impressive win over the Bucks. Then, the Wizards showed signs of life by beating the Rockets in overtime despite James Harden's 54 points. Despite their difficulties early in the season, the Celtics absolutely bent the Pelicans, expelling them, while moving a game over .500.
To cap off the night, the Warriors overcame a 17-point deficit at half-time to defeat the Magic at home, led by Kevin Durant's 49 points.
Here's all you need to know about NBA action Monday night, as well as on Tuesday's schedule.
NBA scores for Monday, November 26
Warriors overcome their 17-point deficit
Despite a 17-point deficit at half-time, the Warriors defeated the Magic behind a 21-7 record in the third quarter. Durant led the attack with 49 points, while Klay Thompson contributed 29 points.
Celtics explode pelicans
The Celtics came in the evening with the NBA's 24th best offensive, but they certainly did not look like that in their overwhelming victory over the Pelicans. Kyrie Irving finished the night with a double double line of 26 points and 10 assists.
DeRozan and Aldridge lead the Spurs to victory
It was not easy, but the Spurs still managed to escape with a one-point win over the Bulls. DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored more than 20 points as San Antonio won their 10th game of the season.
Durant slams home to finish fastbreak
While the Warriors were looking to continue on their winning streak, Kevin Durant hit it early against Orlando Magic defensemen.
Harden wants 54, but wizards beat Rockets
James Harden opened the banner Monday night and, apparently, he should do it more often, because he scored 54 points and 13 assists on 17 out of 32 shots. However, this was not enough for the Rockets because the Wizards have eliminated in overtime. John Wall (36 points) and Bradley Beal (32) combined to give 68 points and lead the way in Washington. It's the third win in four games for the Wizards.
Rozier beats the buzzer of the first quarter
The Celtics made a good start in the first quarter against the Pelicans, wearing a 3-pointer Terry Rozier.
Aldridge and LaVine trade in Chicago
LaMarcus Aldridge and Zach LaVine started the Spurs-Bulls game well. First, Aldridge flew from the baseline for a slack putback, and then LaVine demonstrated his athleticism by fitting in the air for a nice dunk on the move.
Wall becomes cunning at the break
John Wall and the Wizards have a tough start this season, but Wall is still more than capable of coming to the fore, as he has shown against the Rockets. Out of the game, Wall wrapped the ball around his back to avoid defense.
Hornets combine for a triple block
We see blocks at every NBA game, but we rarely see three players combined for a block. But that's what happened in the first quarter in Charlotte, when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeremy Lamb and Marvin Williams all stood up to deny Khris Middleton.
Covington eliminates the back panel
Collin Sexton thought he had an easy layer against the Timberwolves, but Robert Covington had other ideas. The old Sixers approached the weak side and hit the ball from the back panel.
Rockets take fire early
The Rockets are trying to rebound after a surprising defeat against the Cavaliers this weekend. Starting 7 out of 7 from 3 points is a good way to do it.
Mitchell and Oladipo in the running for the Pacers-Jazz match
The match against Pacers-Jazz in Utah has lost its luster after the announcement of the absence of Victor Oladipo and Donovan Mitchell. Oladipo has not played since November 17 against the Hawks and is suffering from a painful knee. Mitchell, meanwhile, will miss his second consecutive game because of rib pain.
Green always away for warriors
The persistent problem of Draymond Green's toes will once again force him to sit on the players' bench while the Warriors face the Magic. Green has played only twice in the last 10 games of the Warriors, although one of those absences (suspension) is due to his incident with Kevin Durant. In the absence of Green, which coincided with a groin injury inflicted on Steph Curry, the Warriors are only 4 to 6 years old.
Paul again for Rockets
The Rockets will again be deprived of leader Chris Paul when they face the Wizards on Monday night. Paul missed the Rockets game Saturday night against the Cavaliers to rest, but this time it was a leg injury that prevented the veteran from entering.