Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Oklahoma City used a 15-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to begin to pull away for a 122-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
Russell Westbrook added 29 for the Thunder, who were tied at halftime and trailed 85-80 with 1:19 left in the third quarter. They ended the period with a 9-0 run and scored the first six of the fourth quarter get some distance from the reeling Suns.
Forward Joe Johnson hit the game-winning 3-pointer with one-tenth of a second remaining and the Brooklyn Nets squandered a 16-point lead before pulling out a dramatic 105-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets Monday night.
Johnson had been burned on a defensive switch when Denver forward Kenneth Faried put the Nuggets up 104-102 on a running jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining but atoned for it on the final possession.
Portland point guard Damian Lillard scored a game-high 33 points as the Trail Blazers defeated Memphis 112-106 in overtime at FedExForum.
Lillard made 10 of Portland's 14 successful free throws on the night, including two late in overtime. The Trail Blazers outscored Memphis 10-4 in overtime. CJ McCollum finished with 21 points, six assists and three steals, and he scored six points in the overtime period.
New Orleans started its Mardi Gras celebration a few hours early, snapping a four-game losing streak by blitzing Minnesota 116-102.
Anthony Davis led the way with 27 points on 13-of-22 shooting as the Pelicans blew open a close game in the second quarter and never looked back. Guard Jrue Holiday came off the bench to add another 27 for the Pelicans. And forward Ryan Anderson scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for New Orleans.
Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick scored 23 points each, and DeAndre Jordan had four of his 12 in overtime as Los Angeles rallied to beat Philadelphia 98-92.
Chris Paul added 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Clippers, who trailed by 19 points in the first half and eight with six minutes left in regulation. They closed regulation on a 12-4 run, then scored the first eight points of the extra period. Jordan also had 21 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Paul George scored seven of his 21 points during the final 1:11 and Indiana overcame a four-point deficit to defeat Los Angeles 89-87 in Kobe Bryant's final appearance in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Lakers trailed 75-68 before a Bryant-led rally gave Los Angeles an 84-80 lead with 1:26 remaining. George, whose boyhood idol was Bryant, scored the next six points on three free throws and a three-point play to salvage a victory.
LeBron James recorded his first triple-double of the season and Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 32 points in Cleveland's 120-100 victory against reeling Sacramento.
James, a forward, had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his 40th career triple-double, while Irving matched a career high with 12 assists.
With Chicago guard Derrick Rose a surprise late scratch from the lineup with "soreness all over," Charlotte leapt to a fast start and cruised to a 108-91 victory over the Bulls behind Kemba Walker's 30 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Nicolas Batum added 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 20 points and seven rebounds as Charlotte climbed to .500 for the first time since Jan. 4, when a seven-game losing streak plunged them to a losing record.
Beaten on a shot at the buzzer by Nikola Vucevic in Orlando on Sunday, the Hawks suffered an even more disheartening 117-110 loss to the Magic in the rematch at Atlanta on Monday night.
Orlando, down by 20 points in the first quarter, forced overtime with a 13-point fourth-quarter comeback and defeated Atlanta behind 28 points and 12 rebounds from Vucevic.
Kyle Lowry had 25 points and seven assists and streaking Toronto pulled away to a 103-89 victory over Detroit at The Palace.
Terrence Ross scored 18 points off the bench for Toronto, which has won 14 of its last 15 to take over the second spot in the Eastern Conference. Lowry's backcourt partner, DeMar DeRozan, added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists.