The Boston Celtics handed the Los Angeles Lakers their biggest loss of the season as they defeated the Western Conference leaders by 32 points in Boston.
LeBron James led the way as the LA Lakers fought back to thrash the Cleveland Cavaliers 128-99 to record a ninth-successive victory.
James Harden got 41 points and a triple-double as his Houston Rockets won 122-115 against the Atlanta Hawks.
The LA Clippers’ NBA championship aspirations took a battering at the Staples Center as they went down 140-114 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Miami Heat turned in easily their best defensive performance of the NBA season to overcome reigning champions the Toronto Raptors 84-76 on Thursday night.
Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated as the Milwaukee Bucks desperately hung on to avoid an upset against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
James Harden returned from injury with a game-high 35 points to lead the Houston Rockets to an emphatic 130-104 win over the high-flying Denver Nuggets.
Miami’s Jimmy Butler made the second of two free throws with 2.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Heat a 117-116 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA on Saturday.
The Orlando Magic overcame a disastrous late-game performance at the free throw line to pull off a shock 98-97 win against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points as Milwaukee beat Detroit 127-103.
A fourth-quarter rally made the difference as the Orlando Magic beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-109.