Sunday night featured perhaps the two best individual performances of the 2011-2012 NBA Season.
Rajon Rondo had a triple-double to lead the Celtics to an overtime victory over the Knicks, while Deron Williams' 57 points was good enough to give the Nets a win over the Bobcats.
Both players had unbelievable performances that helped their teams pull out close victories.
Which player had the better game?
Rondo played like the perfect point guard. He did a great job distributing the basketball and setting up his teammates for easy buckets. Rondo recorded 20 assists and only turned the ball over four times.
He also grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for good measure.
This was not just one lucky game for Rondo. It was his fourth triple-double of the season. He's the only player to record more than one triple-double this year.
Williams had a record-setting performance. His 57 points was the most in Nets history, as well as the most by any player in the NBA this season.
He was efficient from the field, making 16 out of 29 shots. Williams was also perfect from the free throw line, hitting all of his 21 shots from the charity stripe.
The point guard took over the game with his team struggling to put the ball in the basket. Williams scored 10 more points than the rest of his teammates combined.
Williams didn't only help the Nets by scoring. He also added six rebounds and seven assists to his high scoring output.
He played an incredible game, but it did come against the worst team in the league. The Nets beat the Bobcats, who are 4-31 this season, by just three points.
Rondo helped the Celtics beat an improving Knicks team, who many feel are now one of the best in the league that they are finally healthy.
Rondo excelled in areas that won't show up on the stat sheet. He played very good defense on Jeremy Lin. He held Lin to just 6-16 shooting. Lin also committed six turnovers compared to his five assists.
Williams played very well defensively, too. Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin scored 12 points on 4-12 shooting.
On Sunday, the Celtics needed Rondo to help set up his teammates. The Nets needed Williams to score a lot of points.
Both players do whatever they must to help their teams win the game.
In an era where the NBA is full of great point guards, Rondo and Williams take a backseat to no one.