The Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak with a thrilling 132-130 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
Ben Simmons made a triple double – with 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists – to help push the 76ers to 13 wins in a row and to third place in the Eastern Conference.
LeBron James had tried to lead a comeback, making a triple double of his own with 44 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, but the Cavs had ultimately left themselves to much do after trailing by 30 points by half-time.
Greg Monroe scored his second career triple-double as the Boston Celtics overcame the Chicago Bulls 111-104.
The Bulls looked in good form at the start of the game, leading by 11 in the first half, but Boston rallied in the final two quarters, with Jaylen Brown scoring a career-high 32 points and four rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards recorded their fourth defeat in a row as the Atlanta Hawks triumphed 103-97.
Taurean Prince scored 23 points and Tyler Dorsey added 22 for the Hawks, while the loss left the Wizards in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit’s Reggie Jackson surged past the Dallas Mavericks late in the game to help lift the Pistons to a 113-106 overtime win.
After a shot bounced off the rim in the dying second of regulation play, Jackson sealed the victory with a floater in overtime, scoring 12 of his 24 points across the game in the fourth quarter and added time.
Elsewhere, the Sacramento Kings claimed a narrow 94-93 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Damyean Dotson scored a career best 30 points and 11 rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Miami Heat 122-98, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 137-100 victory over the Orlando Magic.
The Toronto Raptors clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 92-73 win against the Indiana Pacers, while the Minnesota Timberwolves toppled the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Phoenix Suns 122-103.