A fired-up James scored eight of the Lakers' 12 points in the extra session, draining a pair of three-pointers for the win in his return from a one-game ban as his team fell to the Knicks.
Nikola Vucevic scored 17 points and Lonzo Ball had 15 as the Bulls won their fourth straight meeting with Toronto. Ball shot 5 for 9 from 3-point range.
Westbrook nearly produced a triple-double Thursday night, Bradley Beal scored 25 points and the Wizards reached the NBA playoffs as the Eastern Conference's No 8 seed by overwhelming the Indiana Pacers 142-115 in the play-in round
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.
The Lakers can take the No 6 seed if they win at New Orleans on Sunday and Portland loses to Denver that day. If the Lakers finish No 7, they will be in the play-in tournament against the No 8 seed.
Andrew Wiggins poured in 38 points as the Golden State Warriors upset the second ranked Phoenix Suns 122-116 in San Francisco.
San Antonio had 87 points in the first half, the second-most the club has scored in any half. The Spurs tied their mark for any half with 12 3-pointers in the first
Stephen Curry scored 49 points in 29 minutes and matched his season best with 11 3-pointers and Golden State beat Oklahoma City.
Westbrook matched Robertson with his 10th assist of the night in the third quarter of the Wizards' 133-132 overtime victory over the Pacers
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.
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).
Antetokounmpo played 34 minutes Saturday and had 26 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds in a 120-113 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. His 15 assists matched a career-high.
Golden State guard Stephen Curry departed early in the Warriors 108-94 victory over the Rockets in Houston, suffering what the team called a tailbone contusion in a hard sideline fall in the third quarter.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo records third straight triple-double as Bucks beat Wizards, Nets down Knicks
Antetokounmpo combined for 64 points, 26 rebounds and 21 assists in the two-game series at Washington that Milwaukee swept.
Two-time All-Star Roy Hibbert talks about how the traditional NBA big-man, around whom he modelled his game, has become extinct while centres have evolved to counter the three-point wave.
Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward.
NBA: Jimmy Butler stars in Heat’s 124-116 win over Jazz; Celtics snap losing streak by beating Pacers
Butler also added 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead giant-killers Miami, who have toppled the NBA's two most recent champions in the past week
The Lakers, who had won a franchise-best 10 road games to start the season, nearly kept the streak alive despite trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Sterling Brown, who took Harden's spot in the starting lineup, had 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.
It was obvious the end was nearing Wednesday, when the Rockets told Harden they didn't want him at practice after his inflammatory comments about the team.