Anthony Davis scored 30 points and LeBron James added 28 as the Lakers defeated the Clippers 112-103 in the Los Angeles derby.
NBA bottom side the Golden State Warriors upset the Philadelphia 76ers 118-114 on Saturday despite the absence of Steph Curry.
The Boston Celtics missed a chance to keep the pressure on the two teams above them in the NBA’s Eastern Conference after losing to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, including seven three-pointers, as the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-107.
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.
The Los Angeles Lakers made the perfect response to their dramatic midweek loss to the Orlando Magic, disposing of the Rockets 124-115 in Houston.
James Harden got 41 points and a triple-double as his Houston Rockets won 122-115 against the Atlanta Hawks.
James Harden turned in a dominant performance with 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Houston Rockets overcame the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.
The Miami Heat turned in easily their best defensive performance of the NBA season to overcome reigning champions the Toronto Raptors 84-76 on Thursday night.
Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated as the Milwaukee Bucks desperately hung on to avoid an upset against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
James Harden returned from injury with a game-high 35 points to lead the Houston Rockets to an emphatic 130-104 win over the high-flying Denver Nuggets.
The Houston Rockets advanced to the second round of the NBA play-offs with a 100-93 win over the Utah Jazz in game five.