NBA: Thunder Overcome Mavericks
All-Star duo Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined to guide Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-101 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Westbrook top-scored with 35, while weighed in with 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Thumder cemented their position in second in the Western Conference.
Antawn Jamison scored 27 points as the Los Angeles Lakers made light of the absence of Kobe Bryant to beat the Sacramento Kings 113-102.
An ankle injury sidelined Bryant but reserves Jamison and Metta World Peace, who scored 22, ensured the Lakers did not miss him.
Monta Ellis scored 39 points - including 25 in the last quarter - to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 115-109 win over the Orlando Magic.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors crushed the Houston Rockets 108-78, while the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 97-95 and the Atlanta Hawks were 105-93 winners over the Brooklyn Nets.