Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the way as the Golden State Warriors accounted for the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Houston Rockets had James Harden to thank for their win over the Denver Nuggets.
Reigning MVP Curry posted 23 points and Thompson had 34 points of his own as the Warriors defeated the Thunder 111-95 in NBA action on Monday.
Harden made a layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to lift the Rockets past the Nuggets 125-124.
Isaiah Thomas returned to help the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 110-102.
WARRIORS SWEEP THUNDER
With star Kevin Durant watching from the sidelines, the Warriors beat his former team the Thunder for the fourth time this season.
Sidelined since February 28 with a knee injury, Durant saw the Warriors improve to 10-1 in regular-season games against OKC under head coach Steve Kerr.
There was an on-court scuffle just prior to half-time as Curry became aggravated with the Thunder's Semaj Christon before a jump ball.
Thunder star Russell Westbrook was limited to 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
HARDEN STARS IN HOUSTON
The MVP candidate was at it again, scoring 39 points and providing 11 assists.
Harden was just three rebounds short of his 20th triple-double of the season.
He saved the best until last against the Nuggets, driving down the floor and making a finger-roll layup with only seconds remaining.
THOMAS INSPIRES ON RETURN
The All-Star guard made his presence felt in Boston.
After missing back-to-back games due to a bruised right knee, Thomas led the Celtics past the visiting Wizards.
With the win, the Celtics moved two and a half games ahead of the Wizards for second spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Splash Bros get buckets. pic.twitter.com/kzHANmdv8b— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2017
MAGIC PREVAIL IN OT, HAWKS LOSE FOURTH STRAIGHT
Nikola Vucevic had a double-double as the Orlando Magic outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime, while the slumping Atlanta Hawks went down 105-90 to the Charlotte Hornets.
The Indiana Pacers were 107-100 winners against the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New York Knicks 114-105.
FIVE IN A ROW?
The streaking Warriors are away to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. The Chicago Bulls face the Toronto Raptors, while the San Antonio Spurs are on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
21 de julio 2017
|LaLiga fixtures: Barcelona host late-season Clasico|
|Hurricanes blow Brumbies away in second half to reach semi-final|
|LaLiga key fixtures: Clasico on December 20, Madrid derby after World Cup play-offs|
|Conte declares Costa saga ´closed´, suggests decision to sell was made in January|
|LaLiga fixtures: Madrid travel to Deportivo on opening weekend as Barcelona host Betis|
|Benteke ´very happy´ at Crystal Palace amid Everton links|
|Conte: Morata was my first choice for Chelsea|
|Leigh´s Acton apologises after being hit with season-ending ban|
|Schar ends Hoffenheim troubles with Deportivo switch|
|Resurgent McIlroy on the charge at gusty Birkdale|
|Bonucci, Biglia and Mr X? Fassone teases on Milan transfer target|
|Pneumonia rules Sri Lanka´s Chandimal out of first Test against India|
|Kuchar edges ahead as wind begins to buffet Birkdale|
|Double Paralympic champion Malone vows to run faster than Bolt|
|Rhinos land Warrington hooker Dwyer|
|Ronaldo staying at Madrid and that´s it - Zidane|
|All Black Fekitoa confirms Toulon move|
|Kolarov close to Roma move as Guardiola hails City debutant Foden|
|Klopp insists Coutinho is going nowhere amid Barcelona interest|
|Shakespeare confirms Leicester rejected Roma bid for Mahrez|
|Wildcard races heating up in MLB|
|Mourinho: Manchester United need to sign more players|
|Neymar ´very happy´ to stay at Barcelona, says Roberto|
|Barca star Neymar teases fans amid PSG speculation|
|Mexico 1 Honduras 0: Defending champions into semi-finals again|
|Manchester United 2 Manchester City 0: Lukaku scores again in ICC derby|
|Tringale in three-way tie for lead|
|Jamaica 2 Canada 1: Reigning Gold Cup runners-up reach semis|
|Ceballos: I want to be like Modric, Kroos|
|Rahm explains Open rules controversy|
|Man United target Aurier wants to leave PSG – Emery|
|Ibrahimovic sends message to Man United as he steps up recovery|
|RB Leipzig ´lucky´ with Keita, says Klopp|
|Torino don´t want to sell Belotti as Vieri urges striker to join Milan|
|Donnarumma trying to imitate Bayern´s Neuer|
|Cardinals sign Johnson to one-year deal once again|
|Monfils suffers shock Dutra Silva loss in Umag|
|Carrick backs Pogba for United captaincy|
|Birthday boy Casey hopeful 40th will be good Open omen|
20 de julio 2017
|Zidane lauds talented Mbappe as Madrid circle Monaco star|
|The Open round from hell - Birkdale´s highest scores add up to eye-watering total|
|Martincova stuns Garcia for career-best win|
|Everton, Zenit and PSV learn Europa League opponents as Galatasaray suffer shock exit|
|Wolves head into Middle 8s on high after Widnes win|
|The Open Social Diary: Mystic O´Meara´s prediction holds true as Birkdale scoreboard becomes nest|
|Africa Cup of Nations expanded and moved to June and July|
|Cillessen happy at Barcelona and denies Crystal Palace links|
|RFEF president Villar held in custody amid corruption case|
|You´re Rory McIlroy, what are you doing? - Caddie pep talk prompts Open revival|
|Spieth among front-runners as American trio claim first-round lead at Birkdale|
|Former NFL star O.J. Simpson granted parole|
|Bonucci aims to follow AC Milan legends Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini|
|Dodgers reportedly soliciting naming rights for Dodger Stadium field|
|Kuchar preparations had him ready for Birkdale test|
|Froome: Uran my closest rival for decisive time trial|
|DFB punishes Borussia Dortmund over crowd disorder|
|Neymar not for sale - Bartomeu gives FFP warning to PSG|
|McGregor will go down as greatest fighter in history - Attar|
|Griffiths given Champions League ban over Linfield incident|
|Barguil claims polka dot jersey and final mountain stage as Froome stays in yellow|
|Real Madrid places up for grabs - Bale|
|BREAKING NEWS: Hernandez set to join West Ham from Leverkusen|
|Bernardeschi misses Fiorentina training camp amid Juventus move reports|
|McIlroy makes abysmal start at The Open|
|Koepka´s juices flowing at Birkdale|
|Monaco warn clubs over illegal Mbappe approaches|
|A nine across the board - Spieth content with strong Open start|
|Hughton ´very hopeful´ over Knockaert injury|
|Raiders´ Marshawn Lynch steps in to save soul food restaurant|
|Haskell to undergo hand surgery, Le Roux and Eastmond on the mend|