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 Jazz powered to a franchise-record 28 threes against the Hornets, and Bradley Beal led the Wizards past the Lakers in an OT thriller.
Joel Embiid's comeback inspired the slumping Philadelphia 76ers, while the Utah Jazz won again.
Jordan Clarkson sank eight three-pointers to leave Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons on the losing end despite a 42-point haul.
The Jazz extended their winning streak to seven games in the NBA, while Nets star Kevin Durant won his reunion with the Warriors.
As the Nets prepare to take on Steph Curry and the Warriors, James Harden reflected on his departure from the Rockets.
Stephen Curry landed 10 three-pointers on Thursday, while Joel Embiid went big but his team came up short in Portland.
Stephen Curry equalled the best three-point shooting run of his career, while Joel Embiid starred again for the 76ers.