James Harden hooped a huge 58 points as the Houston Rockets fired into action to beat the Miami Heat 121-118.
The Rockets came back from 21 behind in the third quarter to clinch their fourth win in a row.
Harden was three points off his career best, which he set against the New York Knicks on January 23, while Austin Rivers scored 17 and Chris Paul and Gary Clark got 14 each.
Ben Simmons nailed a triple-double and Tobias Harris scored 32 as the Philadelphia 76ers beat Oklahoma City Thunder 108-104.
76ers centre Joel Embiid missed his fourth game in a row because of discomfort in his left knee.
In other games Orlando Magic beat champions the Golden State Warriors 103-96, while the Indiana Pacers saw off the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-115.
The Cleveland Cavaliers closed out the Knicks 125-118 and Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-104.