Andre Drummond’s 18 points and 15 rebounds helped the Detroit Pistons to a fourth win in five games, as they overcame the New York Knicks 104-101.
In a tight game, both sides traded the lead in the final quarter, before the Pistons ultimately emerged victorious. Tobias Harris top scored for the Pistons with 24 points.
A 26-point haul from DeMarcus Cousins saw the New Orleans Pelicans inflict a seventh successive defeat on the Orlando Magic.
Anthony Davis (20 points) and Jrue Holiday (24 points) complemented Cousins’ haul in the 111-97 victory.
The Brooklyn Nets ended a four-game losing streak as they cruised past the Washington Wizards 119-84.
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was the stand-out figure for the Nets after finishing with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
A career-high tally of 28 points from Wayne Ellington saw the injury-ravaged Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 113-101.
Khris Middleton’s 28 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 26 helped the Milwaukee Bucks produce a fourth quarter fightback and beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-104.
A career best 36 points from Austin Rivers saw the Los Angeles Clippers overcome a 51-point game from James Harden and beat the Houston Rockets 128-118.
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It was a second successive defeat for the Rockets after the Los Angeles Lakers ended their 14-game winning streak 48 hours earlier.
Russell Westbrook’s three-pointer with just 1.7 seconds left on the clock secured a dramatic 120-117 win for the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Atlanta Hawks.
Westbrook finished with 30 points and 15 assists as the Thunder made it five wins out of six.
Without the services of the injured Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers suffered a third successive loss after going down 102-85 to the Denver Nuggets.
Finally, Kevin Durant helped the Golden State Warriors to a 113-106 win over the LA Lakers with a 33 point haul, including seven assists and seven rebounds.