After Friday's defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Golden State Warriors returned to winning ways on Saturday evening with an 115-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Klay Thompson led the way for the Warriors, scoring 32 points and shooting 11-of-22 from the field. Steph Curry added 23 points, whilst Draymond Green recorded his 11th triple-double of the season with an 18-11-10 box score.
For the Clippers, Jamal Crawford top-scored with 25 points off the bench. Point guard Chris Paul added 24 and DeAndre Jordan put up a 16 point, 21 rebound night.
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The result sees the 49-5 Warriors avoid their first back-to-back defeats of the season, whilst the Clippers fell to a 36-19 record.
Miami lead from the front
Luol Deng followed up his 30-point night against Atlanta with 27 against the Washington Wizards to help the Miami Heat record a convincing 114-94 win.
The small forward was helped by a standout performance from Hassan Whiteside who finished with 25 points and 23 rebounds coming off the bench. The center was returning after a one-game suspension.
Playing for a third straight day, the Wizards were down big early and trailed Miami by double digits for the entire second half.
Bradley Beal top-scored for the team with 19 points whilst John Wall was restricted to 12 points and four assists.
Bucks outlast the Hawks
The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks went to double overtime before Jason Kidd's visiting team came away from the Philips Arena with the 117-109 victory.
Jabari Parker registered career-high numbers in both points (28) and rebounds (13) and Greg Monroe added 24 points to give Milwaukee its first road win in seven attempts.
They were forced to play both periods of overtime without Giannis Antetokounmpo who fouled out with 1:11 remaining in regulation.
Paul Millsap's 27 points led the way for Atlanta who missed 32 of 41 three-point attempts and committed 21 turnovers. The loss is the Hawks' third straight home defeat.
First win for Rambis
Kurt Rambis got his first win as interim New York Knicks head coach as the franchise ran out 103-95 winners against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 11 rebounds and Robin Lopez provided 26 points and 16 rebounds as the Knicks snapped a seven-game losing streak. Rookie Kristaps Porzingis, meanwhile, was limited to just 12 minutes due to foul trouble.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggings joint top-scored for Minnesota with 24 points each but the Timberwolves found themselves down by as much as 24 points in the fourth quarter.
The Knicks are now 24-33 while Minnesota slip to 17-39.