Kobe Bryant made NBA history on Wednesday, but despite his 24 points, the Los Angeles Lakers were beaten 112-111 by the Minnesota Timberwolves. %u200B
Bryant etched his name in the record books by entering his 20th season with the Lakers, which is the most seasons spent by a player at one franchise.
The shooting guard's record-breaking night was spoilt by Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio though, who scored 28 points and dished out 14 assists as Minnesota edged the contest.
The Chicago Bulls won their second game in a row as they cruised to a 115-100 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Bulls guard Jimmy Butler dropped 24 points on nine of 11 shooting to go along with six rebounds.
Brook Lopez was the Nets' standout player with 26 points and seven rebounds.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall hit a floater with just 12.7 seconds left to lead his side to a 88-87 win over the Orlando Magic.
Wall finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five blocks, while Bradley Beal supported him with 24 points.
Victor Oladipo top-scored for the Magic with 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds.
The Boston Celtics crushed the Philadelphia 76ers 112-95 thanks to back-up point guard Isaiah Thomas' 27-point performance.
Thomas shot 10 of 19 on the night and also had seven assists to go along with three steals.
Jahlil Okafor, who was picked third in this year's NBA Draft, scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
An all-round performance by the Detroit Pistons saw them keep their perfect record intact as they beat the Utah Jazz 92-87.
Point guard Reggie Jackson top-scored with 19, while Andre Drummond had 18 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in with 16.
Derrick Favours had a good night despite his side's loss as he put up 26 points and six rebounds.
Chris Bosh scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 104-94 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Bosh was well supported by veteran guard Dwayne Wade, who scored 20 points.
Kemba Walker was the Hornets' top-scorer with 19 points, while Jeremy Lin and Al Jefferson had 16 points apiece.
Demar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry scored 25 and 23 points respectively as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Indiana Pacers 106-99.
Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 21 points on eight of 11 shooting.
Pacers point guard George Hill had a solid night with 19 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
Danilo Gallinari dropped 23 points to carry the Denver Nuggets to a convincing 105-85 win over the Houston Rockets.
Gallinari went three of five from downtown and had eight rebounds and three blocks.
Despite a poor shooting night, James Harden scored a valiant 22 points for the Rockets.
The Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their opening night loss to the Bulls by demolishing the Memphis Grizzlies 106-76.
Kevin Love starred for the Cavaliers as he notched a double-double, which consisted of 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol were the top-scorers for the Grizzlies with 12 points each.
New York Knicks power forward Derrick Williams had a 24-point night as his side thrashed the Milwaukee Bucks 122-97.
Kristaps Porzingus had 16 points on debut, while Langston Galloway also scored 16 points.
Greg Monroe was the Bucks' star player as he finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook scored 33 points and dished out 10 assists to ensure newly-appointed Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan got his season off to a perfect start.
Westbrook received brilliant support from Enes Kanter, who had a double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Kevin Durant, who dropped 22 points as the Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 112-106.
Kawhi Leonard had a superb game for the Spurs as he scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
The Dallas Mavericks downed the Phoenix Suns 111-95 behind a stellar team performance that saw eight players score at least 10 points or more.
Brandon Knight was the Suns' top scorer with 15 points on six of 13 shooting.
Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum was in red-hot form as he scored a massive 37 points in a 112-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
McCollum was well supported by point guard Damian Lillard, who had 21 points and 11 assists.
Following a poor shooting night in the season opener against the Golden State Warriors, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis bounced back with a double-double that consisted of 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Blake Griffin scored 33 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 111-104 at the Sleep Train Arena.
Kings power forward DeMarcus kept his team in contention for a while, but his 32-point, 10-rebound performance went in vain.