Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the way as the Golden State Warriors accounted for the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Houston Rockets had James Harden to thank for their win over the Denver Nuggets.
Reigning MVP Curry posted 23 points and Thompson had 34 points of his own as the Warriors defeated the Thunder 111-95 in NBA action on Monday.
Harden made a layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to lift the Rockets past the Nuggets 125-124.
Isaiah Thomas returned to help the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 110-102.
WARRIORS SWEEP THUNDER
With star Kevin Durant watching from the sidelines, the Warriors beat his former team the Thunder for the fourth time this season.
Sidelined since February 28 with a knee injury, Durant saw the Warriors improve to 10-1 in regular-season games against OKC under head coach Steve Kerr.
There was an on-court scuffle just prior to half-time as Curry became aggravated with the Thunder's Semaj Christon before a jump ball.
Thunder star Russell Westbrook was limited to 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
HARDEN STARS IN HOUSTON
The MVP candidate was at it again, scoring 39 points and providing 11 assists.
Harden was just three rebounds short of his 20th triple-double of the season.
He saved the best until last against the Nuggets, driving down the floor and making a finger-roll layup with only seconds remaining.
THOMAS INSPIRES ON RETURN
The All-Star guard made his presence felt in Boston.
After missing back-to-back games due to a bruised right knee, Thomas led the Celtics past the visiting Wizards.
With the win, the Celtics moved two and a half games ahead of the Wizards for second spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Splash Bros get buckets. pic.twitter.com/kzHANmdv8b— NBA (@NBA) March 21, 2017
MAGIC PREVAIL IN OT, HAWKS LOSE FOURTH STRAIGHT
Nikola Vucevic had a double-double as the Orlando Magic outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime, while the slumping Atlanta Hawks went down 105-90 to the Charlotte Hornets.
The Indiana Pacers were 107-100 winners against the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New York Knicks 114-105.
FIVE IN A ROW?
The streaking Warriors are away to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. The Chicago Bulls face the Toronto Raptors, while the San Antonio Spurs are on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
18. August 2017
|Juventus boss Allegri sees ´five or six´ teams in Scudetto race|
|Broncos battle to dent Dragons´ play-off ambitions|
|Barcelona, Real Madrid hold minute´s silence for Las Ramblas victims|
|Diego Costa is not an Atletico player - Simeone unmoved on Chelsea star|
|Costa accuses Chelsea of pricing him out of Atletico Madrid move|
|Armstrong signs new Cetlic deal to end speculation|
|Serie A 2017-18: Ambitious AC Milan set sights on Juventus dominance|
|Frankfurt medical for Boateng after Las Palmas exit|
|Castro shocked by Dembele as Dortmund star pushes for Barcelona move|
|Australia v New Zealand: Everything you need to know|
|Defoe pushing for start against Watford|
|Jese Rodriguez set to make Stoke debut against Arsenal|
|Read defends All Blacks security guard cleared over ´bug-gate´|
|West Brom don´t need to sell Evans - Pulis responds to Manchester City bid|
|Matic in Chelsea dig: Manchester United are definitely bigger|
|Serie A 2017-18: Shock signing Bonucci, Juve star Dybala - five stars to watch|
|Bilic ´sure´ Liverpool target Lanzini is staying at West Ham|
|Starc rested from India tour with Ashes in mind|
|Bailly: Manchester United will prove world-class status this season|
|Nationals owner Lerner has leg amputated amid cancer battle|
|Rockies´ Blackmon leads a night of bizarre accomplishments|
|Wallabies captain Hooper dreaming of Bledisloe Cup success|
|Halep cruises, Muguruza saves match points as rain washes out play|
|Thiem, Dimitrov reach quarters in rainy Cincinnati|
|Klopp: No reason to leave Liverpool as Barca eye Coutinho|
|Montella happy with Milan progress|
|LeBron shows off new Goodyear Cavs jersey|
|United signing Matic from Chelsea a masterstroke - Robson|
|Durant: Irving situation not the end of the world for Cavs|
|Milan in ´advanced´ talks to sign Kalinic, Fassone tight-lipped on Ibrahimovic|
|Mayweather says he´s going ´straight ahead´ at McGregor|
|Centurion Root hails ´ruthless´ England after first day-night Test|
|Every sets early pace at Wyndham Championship|
|Barcelona to honour terror victims in LaLiga opener|
|Europa League Review: AC Milan on fire, Athletic Bilbao in stirring comeback and Fenerbahce suffer s|
|We were lucky - Koeman frustrated by Everton´s second-half struggle|
17. August 2017
|DeMaurice Smith says NFL work stoppage in 2021 ´a virtual certainty´|
|Carroll hails Britt as center signs new three-year deal with Seahawks|
|Bonucci revels in ´wonderful´ San Siro bow as AC Milan destroy Shkendija|
|Classy Castleford secure League Leaders´ Shield|
|Everton 2 Hajduk Split 0: Keane opens account in comfortable Europa League win|
|AC Milan hit 24-year high in Shkendija thrashing|
|Hard day-night for Windies as Cook and Root dominate|
|AC Milan 6 Shkendija 0: Silva, Montolivo inspire Rossoneri to brink of Europa League group stage|
|Lyth thumps 161 as Yorkshire plunder 260 in T20|
|Messi, Ronaldo and Suarez lead tributes as football stands with Barcelona|
|Usain Bolt offered burgers and beer to join Portuguese football club|
|Hummels joins Mata in pledging one per cent of his wages to charity|
|Carroll poised for West Ham return at Newcastle|
|Arsenal´s Alexis Sanchez named in latest Chile squad|
|Ruben Yanez joins Getafe from Real Madrid|
|Winning start for host Lawrie, Molinari outlasts Karlsson|
|Double world champion James to swap biking for baking|
|Clement: Swansea can be stronger without Sigurdsson|
|Paulinho insists he can fit in at Bacelona|
|Gabi urges Costa to respect Chelsea despite desire to join Atletico Madrid|
|Frampton promoters confirm cancellation of Gutierrez bout|
|Mbappe left out of Monaco squad amid ongoing PSG links|
|Landajo retains place as Hourcade makes three Pumas changes|
|Zidane, Mourinho, Low, Conte and Guardiola to battle for Best FIFA Men´s Coach prize|
|Cheika: Wallabies will not copy Lions tactics|
|Azarenka may miss US Open over childcare issue|
|Bosz has ´no idea´ whether Dembele will stay at Dortmund|
|Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta and Kane among nominees for Best FIFA Men´s Player award|
|Hamstring tear ended Bolt´s World Championship dream|
|Messi not signing new deal would surprise Barcelona VP Mestre|
|Barca in ´difficult situation´ over Coutinho and Dembele|
|Former Olympic champion Sanchez dropped from Vuelta after failed doping test|
|Sharapova: I didn´t expect to play past Rio 2016|
|Sturridge fit for Palace clash|