The Houston Rockets were led by James Harden in an incredible clash on Wednesday, while Stephen Curry broke his hand.
Joel Embiid led the way for Philadelphia with 36 points and 13 rebounds as the 76ers (3-0) remain the last unbeaten team in the East.
After a 2-0 start to the season, the Los Angeles Clippers went down to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Lakers turned in an improved showing against the Utah Jazz, encouraging Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
Luka Doncic notched his ninth career triple-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Dallas Mavericks went two from two.
Ben Simmons led the way with 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the 76ers topped the Celtics in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
We take a look at those teams and players who could pleasantly surprise in the new NBA season, which begins on Tuesday.
The Utah Jazz like what they have seen from coach Quin Snyder and will stick with him for the foreseeable future.
New Orleans Pelicans fans loved their first look at Zion Williamson on their home court as he starred against the Utah Jazz.
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was the final cut as he's dealing with a left ankle injury that prevents him from competing in the tournament.