Steph Curry celebrated his selection in the NBA All-Star game with 38 points as the Golden State Warriors saw off the Washington Wizards 126-118.
It was the Warriors’ ninth-straight victory as they cemented their position on top of the Pacific Division.
Kevin Durant, also in the All-Star side, added 21 while Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 27 points.
Russell Westbrook had a triple-double – 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists – as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116.
Devin Booker scored 27 points but it was not enough as the Phoenix Suns went down 120-106 to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Suns were looking for their first win in six, but Portland dominated in the second half to pull away to sit three games behind division leaders the Denver Nuggets.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves outscored the Los Angeles Lakers 36-23 in the final quarter in their 120-105 win.