The Philadelphia 76ers locked down the top seed in the east with a rout of the Orlando Magic as the Dallas Mavericks avoided the play-in.
Giannis Antetokounmpo produced a performance not seen since Charles Barkley in the 1980s as the Milwaukee Bucks won again.
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate to avoid the play-in tournament and helped their cause with a last-gasp win over the New York Knicks.
Kyrie Irving appears to have found his best for the Brooklyn Nets as the playoffs near, but the same cannot be said for Kawhi Leonard.
Anthony Davis was the hero on Sunday as the New York Knicks topped the Los Angeles Clippers.
Anthony Davis left the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Clippers early with back spasms but hopes to play on Friday.
Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal led the Washington Wizards to an overtime win against the Toronto Raptors.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, while Khris Middleton was crucial down the stretch as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched.
The Indiana Pacers showed no mercy against the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Denver Nuggets took down the Los Angeles Clippers.
After sitting out five consecutive games, Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard returns on Saturday.