The Toronto Raptors stayed hot as the Philadelphia 76ers returned to winning ways on Friday.
The teams are set for the NBA All-Star Game, which will take place in Chicago on February 16.
Serge Ibaka lifted the Toronto Raptors past the Indiana Pacers and to a 12th straight NBA win.
One of the biggest players linked with a trade, Clint Capela, has reportedly moved to the Hawks, while Robert Covington joins the Rockets.
Kawhi Leonard helped the Los Angeles Clippers past the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.
The Brooklyn Nets were left to worry about Kyrie Irving as LeBron James and Damian Lillard turned in top performances in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic were among the top performers in Thursday's NBA action.
Joel Embiid honoured Kobe Bryant and led the Philadelphia 76ers to victory in the NBA.
The tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter in a helicopter crash led to a sombre atmosphere in the NBA.
Kawhi Leonard led the Los Angeles Clippers past the Miami Heat in the NBA.