LeBron James posted 30 points as the Los Angeles Lakers edged the Memphis Grizzlies, while Giannis Antetokounmpo inspired the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA.
James scored on a driving layup with less than two minutes remaining to lead the Lakers past the Grizzlies 109-108 in Memphis on Saturday.
Anthony Davis added 22 points as the high-flying Lakers (14-2) extended their winning streak to seven games.
The Grizzlies (5-10) were led by rookie Ja Morant’s 26 points, while Jae Crowder had 21 of his own.
Reigning MVP Antetokounmpo and his double-double fuelled the Bucks’ 104-90 win against the Detroit Pistons.
Antetokounmpo finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds for his 16th consecutive double-double.
The Bucks star became the first player to open the season with 16 straight double-doubles since Moses Malone in 1981.
Aldridge helps end slump
LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points as the San Antonio Spurs snapped an eight-game losing streak by topping the New York Knicks 111-104.
Josh Richardson scored 32 points and Joel Embiid contributed 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Philadelphia 76ers, who crushed the Miami Heat 113-86.
A 34-point haul from Pascal Siakam helped the Toronto Raptors to a 119-116 win at the Atlanta Hawks.
Donovan Mitchell’s 37 points keyed the Utah Jazz’s 128-120 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans, who were led by Brandon Ingram’s 33 points.
Butler endures rough return to Philly
It was a tough night for Jimmy Butler. Back in Philadelphia following his trade to the Heat in the offseason, the former 76ers star – who was booed every time he touched the ball – managed just 11 points. Butler missed nine of 13 field goal attempts as he sat out the entire fourth quarter.
LaVine completes incredible comeback
Zach LaVine had a franchise-record 13 three-pointers, including this game-winning three with 0.8 seconds remaining. LaVine finished with a career-high 49 points as the Chicago Bulls stunned the Charlotte Hornets 116-115.
Phoenix Suns 100-98 Minnesota Timberwolves
Chicago Bulls 116-115 Charlotte Hornets
Indiana Pacers 111-106 Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers 113-86 Miami Heat
San Antonio Spurs 111-104 New York Knicks
Toronto Raptors 119-116 Atlanta Hawks
Cleveland Cavaliers 110-104 Portland Trail Blazers
Los Angeles Lakers 109-108 Memphis Grizzlies
Milwaukee Bucks 104-90 Detroit Pistons
Utah Jazz 128-120 New Orleans Pelicans
Mavericks at Rockets
The Dallas Mavericks make their way to the Houston Rockets for the Texas showdown on the back of four straight wins – led by star guard Luka Doncic. The Rockets are coming off back-to-back losses.