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.
16. Januar 2018
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|Laidlaw among several returning stars in Scotland Six Nations squad|
|´Fairy tale´ 2017 motivation for Federer|
|Fred waiting for Guardiola call amid Man City speculation|
|Dominant Federer makes light work of Bedene|
|Halep faces nervous wait over ankle injury|
|Inter confident but patient over Rafinha|
|Kohli fined after umpire outburst|
|Djokovic hits back at Australian Open boycott suggestions|
|De Grandhomme lifts Black Caps to win in Taylor´s 200th ODI|
|Giggs had counselling after Old Trafford exit|
|Durant continues dominance over Cavs as Warriors win|
|Halep survives scare and rolled ankle at Melbourne Park|
|Westbrook ejected against Kings after arguing call|
|Djokovic eases past Young on return|
|Sharapova staying grounded after Melbourne win|
|Neville: Mourinho would happily swap Mkhitaryan for Sanchez|
|Raonic suffers surprise loss in Melbourne|
|Sharapova wins on return to Australian Open|
|Pirates send McCutchen to Giants|
|Man United becoming Pogba´s team – Mourinho|
|Saints, Steelers coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams|
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15. Januar 2018
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|Pogba warns City that United will not give up the chase|
|Assist king Pogba matches De Bruyne, Sane despite injury and suspension|
|Manchester United 3 Stoke City 0: Valencia, Martial and Lukaku trim gap at the top|
|Shaw feeling on top of his game amid United run|
|Ulster and Ireland wing Bowe to retire|
|Mkhitaryan left out by Manchester United amid Arsenal talk|
|Inter secure Lopez on loan from Benfica|
|Hurst marvels at hat-trick maestro Kane|
|WATCH: Neymar nutmegging for fun in PSG training|
|Best eager to sort out Ireland future|
|Bastareaud and Haskell to learn fate on Wednesday|
|Nantes´ Carlos has red card overturned after being kicked by referee|
|De Villiers leads Proteas´ recovery following imperious Kohli century|
|´Logical´ for Aubameyang to stay at Dortmund, says Stoger|
|Di Resta out of Williams running|
|Stokes ´keen´ for court appearance after affray charge|
|Titans part ways with Mularkey|
|Stupid not to - Giggs seeks Fergie´s advice upon taking Wales job|
|Young hails Wasps´ capture of ´world class´ Sopoaga|
|England all-rounder Stokes charged with affray|
|Nadal expects to get better in Melbourne|
|Suarez feared Chiellini bite would derail Barca transfer|
|Dortmund sign reported Man United target Akanji|
|Short stars again in Hurricanes´ fifth straight win|
|Bangladesh trounce Zimbabwe in tri-nations opener|
|Wales confirm Giggs appointment|
|Barcelona´s Dembele out for up to four weeks|
|Nadal through as five seeds fall in Australian Open first round|
|Williams, Stephens out as American women stumble at Australian Open|
|Wozniacki not getting carried away as seeds tumble|
|Struggling Stoke appoint Lambert|
|Referee suspended until further notice after kicking Nantes´ Carlos|
|Mercedes lead tributes to Gurney|
|Coutinho´s ´deserved´ Barca move, says Figo|
|Toulon stand by Bastareaud after alleged homophobic slur|
|Burgos no match for sensational Nadal|
|Fatigue the issue for goal-shy Chelsea - Conte|
|Wozniacki impresses in first-round triumph|
|West Brom legend Regis dies aged 59|
|Mourinho: I don´t like feuding with managers|
|Venus says she didn´t play bad despite shock Aus Open exit|
|Puel confident of keeping Mahrez at Leicester|