Heat (4-9) 94, 76ers (4-10) 101
Joel Embiid was at it again for the Sixers as the Cameroonian dropped 22 points and recorded three blocks to lead Philly to their fourth victory, one win shy of half of what they totalled for the entire 2015-16 campaign.
19 points from Gerald Henderson also helped, but for the Heat, it came as no surprise that Hassan Whiteside was their main man with 32 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks. Dion Waiters also had 19, but with Josh Richardson only managing four points on 1-for-11 shooting, Miami beat themselves.
Suns (4-11) 101, Wizards (4-9) 106
Bradley Beal was the hero as the shooting guard exploded for 42 points and showed the Suns what he is capable of. John Wall added 18 to that on top of a Marcin Gortat double-double (10 points, 13 boards), but Phoenix put up a fight.
Devin Booker put up 30 points, Eric Bledsoe had 29 and Alex Len had a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds), too. The lead changed hands several times in the fourth quarter, but some clutch shooting from Wall secured Washington the W.
Grizzlies (9-5) 105, Hornets (8-5) 90
Mike Conley started justifying his big, fat contract last night with a game-high 31 points that drove Memphis past Charlotte to pick up a valuable road win.
Another 14 off the bench from Zach Randolph helped, but his effort was overshadowed by Frank Kaminsky's 23 points off the Charlotte bench, which was a team-high. Spencer Hawes also managed a double-double (14 points, 10 boards) while Kemba Walker had 17 points.
Warriors (12-2) 120, Pacers (7-8) 83
Golden State absolutely squeezed the life out of Indiana with a crushing 37-point win on the road. The Splash Bros led the way as Stephen Curry 22 points and Klay Thompson had 25, meanwhile Kevin Durant and Draymond Green weren't too far away from triple-doubles.
For the Pacers, who are still missing Paul George and, on this occassion, Myles Turner, were led by Rodney Stuckey's 21 points. But, only Thaddeus Young and Jeff Teague joined him in double-digits.
Rockets (9-5) 99, Pistons (6-9) 96
James Harden came within two rebounds of another triple-double as his 28 points and 11 dimes helped Houston squeeze past Detroit at the Palace of Auburn Hills Arena.
A Clin Capela double-double of 15 points and 12 boards was the support Harden needed and his opposite number, Andre Drummond, could only manage a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons offence with 26 points.
Magic (6-8) 89, Bucks (6-7) 93
A triple-double from Giannis Antetokounmpo sealed the deal for Milwaukee as the Greek Freak produced a stat line of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 dimes, with an impressive five steals and three blocks to boot.
Jabari Parker also weighed in with 22 points to help grab the win, but the Magic were competitive throughout. Serge Ibaka led Orlando with 21 points and Bismack Biyombo registered a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Celtics (8-6) 99, Timberwolves (4-9) 93
Isaiah Thomas' 29 points led the Celtics to their eighth win of the campaign, but the work Al Horford did against Karl-Anthony Towns may have been even more important.
The Dominican center put up 20 points while gathering six rebounds and three blocks. KAT still got an impressive 27 points and 18 rebounds, but Horford prevented him from taking over the game completely. Andrew Wiggins also had a quiet night with 14 points and only dropped five of his 18 efforts.
Mavericks (2-11) 91, Spurs (11-3) 96
Dallas' torrid season got worse last night when they were edged out by the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Kawhi Leonard led the assault with 24 points and nine rebounds while Pau Gasol and Patty Mills chimed in with 16 and 17 points respectively.
The Mavs were surprisingly competitive considering they were without Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut, JJ Barea and Deron Williams, and all of Seth Curry (23), Harrison Barnes (20) and Wesley Matthews (20) scored 20 points or more.
Raptors (8-6) 115, Clippers (13-2) 123
The Clippers' fine start to the season continued as they managed to survive the potent Toronto backcourt duo and rely on Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, who both had 26 points, to get them the W at the Staples Center.
All starters and Jamal Crawford managed to hit double-digits and DeAndre Jordan had an impressive 17 points and 15 boards on the night. DeMar DeRozan put up 25 points for the stubborn Raptors and Kyle Lowry led the way with a team-high 27, but it wasn't enough.