Having only just returned from coaching the Spanish national team, Sergio Scariolo was thrust into the top job for the Toronto Raptors.
A double-double from LeBron James saw the Los Angeles Lakers past the Portland Trail Blazers.
The NBA-leading Utah Jazz inflicted the LA Lakers' biggest loss this season, while Luguentz Dort's buzzer-beater led the Thunder.
The Brooklyn Nets stayed hot behind James Harden, while Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic went off on Tuesday.
The Brooklyn Nets completed a 5-0 western swing without Kevin Durant, while Zion Williamson sparkled in a come-from-behind win on Sunday.
Kawhi Leonard guided the Los Angeles Clippers past the Utah Jazz in the NBA.
James Harden starred to lead the Nets past the Lakers as LeBron James became the third player in NBA history to score 35,000 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is enduring a rare losing run with the Milwaukee Bucks but is not panicking just yet.
LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers to victory without Anthony Davis, while James Harden powered the Brooklyn Nets with Kyrie Irving sid
Nikola Jokic inspired the Denver Nuggets, who ended the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak.