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Eric Gordon scored 21 points before he was ejected in the fourth quarter and Garrison Matthews added 19 for the Rockets, who have their first seven-game winning streak since they won eight in a row in November of 2019.
The Nuggets survived a late scare to edge the slumping Houston Rockets 95-94 on Saturday. In Miami, host Heat used a balanced offense to win for the sixth time in their last seven by beating the Utah Jazz 118-115
No 7 Los Angeles will host No 8 Golden State in the Western Conference play-in with the winner taking the seventh seed and a spot against Phoenix and the loser having to play another game to determine the eighth seed.
Ben Simmons added 13 points and nine assists to help the 76ers improve to 48-23. Philadelphia could've clinched earlier this week, but lost at Indiana on Tuesday and at Miami on Thursday.
Stephen Curry scored 49 points in 29 minutes and matched his season best with 11 3-pointers and Golden State beat Oklahoma City.
NBA: Bojan Bogdanovic scores 48 points, Jazz rally to beat Nuggets; 76ers inch closer top spot in East
Bogdanovic went 16 of 23 from the field — making a career-high eight 3-pointers — to lead the NBA-leading Jazz to their fourth straight victory.
NBA: Luka Doncic delivers for Dallas Mavericks; Stephen Curry scores 30 in Golden State Warriors' win
"Everyone expects greatness from Doncic every single night," said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle. "Just think about it, at 22 years old and having that kind of expectation put on him every night. But he is an amazing player."
NBA: Julius Randle stars as New York Knicks win ninth straight game; Dallas Mavericks beat Los Angeles Lakers
Derrick Rose scored 19 points to help the Knicks move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 11 games remaining. They are on their longest winning streak since a 13-game run late in the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title in what was their last playoff appearance.
NBA: Warriors lose by 53 points as Raptors roll to historic win; Bucks continue winning run over Trail Blazers
The Raptors have been having problems of their own, winning for just the second time in the past 15 games and snapping a four-game losing streak.
James Harden was back after missing a game because of neck soreness. He had 44 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Brooklyn were still without Kevin Durant (left hamstring strain) and Kyrie Irving (personal reasons).
Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward.
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers down Golden State Warriors; Giannis Antetokounmpo guides Milwaukee Bucks to victory
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of the Bucks' last 22 points in a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
DeMarcus Cousins, who was not happy with his role as a backup to Christian Wood at Houston, is expected to try and sign with another NBA team as a free agent.
NBA: Tim Hardaway Jr, Luka Doncic star in Dallas Mavericks win; Washington Wizards beat Los Angeles Lakers
Dallas were playing for the first time in eight days after two postponements because of a wintry weather blast in Texas. Kristaps Porzingis didn’t play after showing up on the injury report the day of the game with back stiffness.
NBA: Bucks beat Nuggets in Giannis Antetokounmpo-Nikola Jokic showdown; Dejounte Murray helps Spurs edge Warriors
LaMelo Ball made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Charlotte Hornets defeated short-handed Houston Rockets.
Victor Oladipo scored 25 points and Houston Rockets shook off a terrible first quarter and held on late to beat Portland Trail Blazers.
NBA: James Harden records triple-double in Brooklyn Nets debut; Toronto Raptors beat Charlotte Hornets
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Dejounte Murray had 18 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio Spurs beat Houston Rockets to snap a four-game home losing streak.
NBA: James Harden ready for 'unselfish' Nets role, confident of working with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant
Several commentators and former players including Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley, have questioned whether Harden will be able to work harmoniously with Durant and Irving.
Sterling Brown, who took Harden's spot in the starting lineup, had 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.
Harden was due to arrive in Brooklyn on Thursday and Marks believed he could be cleared to play once all the players in the deal had passed their physicals.