Jazz (7-7) 102, Rockets (8-5) 111
James Harden followed up his triple-double from the night before with a 31-point and 10-assist double-double at the Toyota Center to push the Jazz back to a .500 team.
Clint Capela and Eric Gordon chipped in with 16 points too, in addition to 16 from veteran Nene. Rudy Gobert had another double-double for the Jazz12 points and 14 boards, but Rodney Hood led the way for the visitors with 25 points.
Hornets (8-4) 116, Pelicans (4-10) 121
After a terrific victory over the Atlanta Hawks, the Hornets couldn't keep it up for a second night in a row as Anthony Davis scored 28 points for the second successive game and night to New Orleans the unusual feeling of back-to-back wins.
The Brow also had 16 boards and three blocks in a dominating performance while Jrue Holiday and Langston galloway added a combined 45 points from the bench. Kemba Walker responded with 25 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a double-double of 10 points and 13 boards, but the Davis-effect was too much.
Heat (4-8) 114, Wizards (3-9) 111
Every Miami starter scored 12 points or more to show that without Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the franchise really doesn't have a targeted kind of offence yet. Goran Dragic led the Miami scorers with 22 points while Hassan Whiteside had 18 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks.
Although the Wizards continue to struggle defensively, John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 68 points - over half their total - after laying down 34 points each.
Mavericks (2-10) 87, Magic (6-7) 95
The miserable Mavericks continue to wallow without Dirk Nowitzki or Deron Williams, and although Jonathan Gibson provided 26 points off the bench, which included five three-pointers, it was not enough.
Harrison Barnes could only manage eleven points from 4-for-16 shooting. Dallas couldn't find a way to stop Orlando inside and double-doubles from Bismack Biyombo (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Nicola Vucevic (12 & 12) supported D.J. Agustin's team-high 18 points.
Celtics (7-6) 94, Pistons (6-8) 92
Isaiah Thomas dropped 24 points to lead the Boston past Detroit in a tightly contested affair where the lead changed several times in the final few minutes before Al Horford scored a game-winning layup.
Andre Drummond had a 20-point and 17-rebound double-double, but Marcus Morris led the way for Detroit on the offensive end with 24 points.
Suns (4-10) 105, 76ers (3-10) 120
Joel Embiid's 26 points led the Sixers to their third win of the season and put them well on their way to eclipsing the 10 victories they amassed through 2015-16.
Nik Stauskas weighed in with 21 points for support as the Sixers ran away with it in the fourth quarter. Eric Bledsoe scored a game-high 27 points for Phoenix, but a quiet night for Devin Booker (10 points) prevented the Suns from making a real go of it.
Timberwolves (4-8) 71, Grizzlies (8-5) 93
An off-night for Andrew Wiggins, who only had seven points off 2-for-14 shooting, contributed to a dismal Minnesota performance. Karl-Anthony Tows had 17 points, but Zach LaVine was their top scorer with 22.
Zach Randolph continued to make an early, but strong case for Sixth Man of the Year with 18 points and seven board off of the bench, but JaMychal Green led the Grizzlies with 19 points as Mike Conley and Marc Gasol had quiet outings.
Warriors (11-2) 124, Bucks (5-7) 121
Only Andre Iguodala reached double figures with 10 points in Milwaukee last night, but the Warriors bench didn't need to. Kevin Durant had a game-high 33 points and he was ably supported by 29 Klay Thompson points and 20 Stephen Curry points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker made a game of it with 30 and 28 points respectively, but they did not get the help their efforts deserved.
Bulls (8-5) 95, Clippers (12-2) 102
26 Blake Griffin points ensured that the early-season Clippers freight train charged on as the Clippers second unit, as they have done frequently this season, handsomely outscored their opponents.
Dwyane Wade put up a game-high 28 points in response and Jimmy Butler had 22, but the Bulls as a team were 10 percent less successful from three-point range and that is where the Clippers hurt them.