New Orleans forward Darius Miller sank four 3-pointers in the final 5:45 and netted 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to lift host New Orleans over Atlanta 106-105.
E’Twaun Moore led the Pelicans with 24 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 22 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists.
Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points in 25 minutes off the bench to help the Los Angeles Lakers defeat host Phoenix 100-93. Devin Booker scored 36 points in a losing cause.
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over host Utah 109-98.
C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic each scored 17 points to lead the Portland trail Blazers over visiting Denver 99-82.
John Wall scored 21 points to lead the Washington Wizards over visiting Sacramento 110-92.
The Golden State Warriors subdued the Orlando Magic, 110-100, for their 11th win in 14 outings, while the Portland Trailblazers crushed the Denver Nuggets, 99-82, for their seventh win in 13 outings.
Both the Magic and the Nuggets fell to 8-6 (win-loss).