LeBron James scores a season’s high 37 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 105-104.
James made two of his free throws, giving Los Angeles a lead after 1.9 seconds.
Dillon Brooks failed to make a 3-pointer for the Rockets just before the buzzer.
This is Lakers fifth victory in six matches since Houston’s 128-94 humiliation earlier in the month.
Kevin Durant also scored 39 points on Sunday to lift the Phoenix Suns over the Utah Jazz to a double overtime victory of 140-137 in Salt Lake City.
Devin Booker made two free throws at the end of the second overtime to help the Suns win for the second night in a row in Utah.
The NBA champion Denver Nuggets were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers 121-109, despite their star guard Donovan Mitchell’s absence and the top reserve Caris leVert.
Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers in a 121 – 99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Most Valuable Player of the year fell short of his sixth triple-double in a career as he also added 12 rebounds, and 9 assists.