The Los Angeles Clippers beat Doc Rivers' streaking Philadelphia 76ers, while Gregg Popovich celebrated a milestone victory.
James Harden returned after neck soreness with 44 points for the Brooklyn Nets, while Blake Griffin impressed against his former side.
The Houston Rockets recorded an overdue victory on Monday, while the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning run.
The Timberwolves remain the worst team in the West, but they are starting to show some fight, led by first overall pick Anthony Edwards.
Kyrie Irving scored 43 points for the Brooklyn Nets, whose six-game winning streak came to an end, while the Utah Jazz found some form.
Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards became the third-youngest NBA player to record a 40-point game on Thursday – he is not surprised.
Russell Westbrook dazzled as LeBron James inspired the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
Damian Lillard starred in the final quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers snatched victory from the New Orleans Pelicans.
Draymond Green fuelled the Golden State Warriors, while Zion Williamson's New Orleans Pelicans shocked the Los Angeles Clippers.
A fourth-quarter jumper saw Carmelo Anthony overtake Hakeem Olajuwon for career points, leaving him just outside the top 10.