LeBron James and Anthony Davis "just kind of clicked" at the Los Angeles Lakers and continue to enjoy on-court success.
Alvin Gentry could not guide a team containing number one pick Zion Williamson to the playoffs and subsequently lost his job.
Damian Lillard guided the Portland Trail Blazers to a play-in clash against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Portland Trail Blazers edged the Dallas Mavericks thanks to a stunning display from Damian Lillard.
The Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Clippers to secure the east's seventh seed, while Damian Lillard inspired the Portland Trail Blazers.
Another even team performance saw the Boston Celtics comprehensively beat the Toronto Raptors.
The Houston Rockets handed the Los Angeles Lakers a second straight loss in the NBA.
Having been frustrated at his minutes restriction in New Orleans' past two games, Zion Williamson was elated to play down the stretch.
Zion Williamson and Alvin Gentry discussed the number one draft pick's minutes restriction following the NBA restart.
The Toronto Raptors defeat the Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th successive time, while TJ Warren torched the Philadelphia 76ers.