Russell Westbrook was given a standing ovation but his reunion with the Oklahoma City Thunder did not go according to plan.
Joel Embiid is facing some time on the sidelines after injuring his hand against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.
The Philadelphia 76ers will be without All-Star Joel Embiid on Thursday.
The San Antonio Spurs upstaged the high-flying Milwaukee Bucks, while the Philadelphia 76ers returned to winning ways.
Joel Embiid is questionable for Thursday's showdown with the Boston Celtics.
James Harden, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis were among the top performers in Friday's NBA action.
The Los Angeles Clippers were untroubled by the struggling Sacramento Kings in the NBA.
The Los Angeles Lakers returned to winning ways, while neighbours the Los Angeles Clippers lost on Saturday.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined, Khris Middleton led the Milwaukee Bucks past the Atlanta Hawks.
The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time this season, while the Philadelphia 76ers had a good Christmas.