Serge Ibaka lifted the Toronto Raptors past the Indiana Pacers and to a 12th straight NBA win.
The participants for the three All-Star events in Chicago on February 15 have been announced.
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.
NBA coaches left Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker off their list of 14 reserves for February's NBA All-Star Game.
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.
Three newcomers were selected to start the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, but Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons missed out.