Kyle Lowry scored 32 points as the Toronto Raptors claimed a narrow 119-118 comeback victory at home to the Indiana Pacers to extend their winning run.
Bam Adebayo dedicated his triple-double to “role model” Kobe Bryant after helping the Miami Heat defeat the Orlando Magic 113-92 to move into second place in the Eastern Conference.
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.
A late rally by the Portland Trail Blazers and the ageless skills of Carmelo Anthony proved enough to secure a gritty two-point victory over the Toronto Raptors.
The LA Clippers’ NBA championship aspirations took a battering at the Staples Center as they went down 140-114 to the Memphis Grizzlies.