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.
27. April 2017
|Copa Libertadores Review: Brawl erupts after Palmeiras beat Penarol|
|Celtics, Wizards take 3-2 leads|
|Rockets owner fined $100K for confronting official during playoff game|
|Madrid star Isco: This could be the best form of my career|
|´I´d be prepared to play in the juniors´ - Sharapova determined to compete at French Open|
|Mascherano scores first Barcelona goal... in his 319th appearance|
|James: Five cup finals in LaLiga for Real Madrid|
|Trubisky goes top five and the Browns get their QB - Predicting the 2017 NFL Draft first round|
|Zidane hails phenomenal Isco as Madrid stay level with Barca|
|Day: Fowler missed meeting because he was busy with his beautiful girlfriend|
|Browns´ Thomas says he´s already dealing with memory loss|
|Beating Bayern like this is ´madness´ - Tuchel|
|Moyes: Sunderland deserved something against Middlesbrough|
|Battle-scarred Arsenal star Sanchez takes to social media following last-gasp win|
|Sakho injury could bring end to Palace loan spell - Allardyce|
|Campbell expects extra ´spice´ in crucial north London derby|
|The challenge is to keep going - Pochettino delighted as Spurs hunt Chelsea|
|The target is clear - Wenger confident of Arsenal´s top four chances|
26. April 2017
|If my grandmother had wheels, she´d be a bicycle - Luis Enrique won´t lean on Malaga in title race|
|Ancelotti feels Bayern only have themselves to blame for Dortmund defeat|
|Guardiola: If Man City miss out on Champions League we will adapt|
|He can play in 10 positions – Guardiola marvels over United star Pogba|
|Sharapova´s winning return grabs Stuttgart Open spotlight|
|Kane´s focus on Tottenham not Chelsea in title run-in|
|Deportivo La Coruna 2 Real Madrid 6: Six appeal gets Zidane´s men back on track|
|Chelsea continue FA Youth Cup dominance by thumping City|
|Paris Saint-Germain 5 Monaco 0: Emery´s men thrash youthful visitors|
|Alcacer honoured to play alongside ´unique´ Messi|
|Vintage Nadal in Barcelona, but Murray must wait for more clay-court action|
|Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham 1: Eriksen ensures Spurs remain in title hunt|
|Arsenal 1 Leicester City 0: Huth own goal keeps Arsenal in top four race|
|Bayern Munich 2 Borussia Dortmund 3: Dembele fires BVB into DFB-Pokal final|
|Middlesbrough 1 Sunderland 0: De Roon keeps faint survival hopes alive|
|Seahawks and Raiders agree on Marshawn Lynch deal|
|Uthappa on form as Kolkata Knight Riders cruise to victory|
|Barcelona 7 Osasuna 1: Messi at the double to pile pressure on Madrid|
|Bauza hits out at AFA leadership: They know nothing about football|
|Sharapova: It´s the best feeling in the world|
|Infantino confirms use of VAR at 2018 World Cup|
|Sharapova makes winning return after doping ban|
|Buyukakcay begins Istanbul title defence in style|
|Van der Vaart tips Alli to become ´true great´|
|Classy Nadal up and running in Barcelona|
|Ibrahimovic will fight to save career - Mourinho|
|Djere stuns Troicki in Budapest|
|F1 Raceweek: Mercedes out to maintain Sochi supremacy - Russian GP in numbers|
|Chelsea visited by HMRC officers as part of fraud investigation|
|Sharapova French Open wildcard call to be revealed on May 16|
|Wenger admits Mbappe already out of Arsenal´s financial reach|
|AFC Champions League Review: Urawa batter Wanderers to reach last 16|
|Kongolo signs Feyenoord renewal|
|Xavi denies claiming Guardiola will move for Alli|
|Mourinho: Finishing above Guardiola means nothing|
|Silva doubtful for City but Aguero ready to face United in Manchester derby|
|Pogba ruled out of Manchester derby|
|Nailiko banned for Hibbard punch|
|Taylor gets two-game ban for Coleman challenge|
|Betting ban effectively forces me into retirement - Barton|
|ECB members approve new Twenty20 tournament|
|Gignac: I´d die before I signed for PSG|
|India miss Champions Trophy squad deadline|
|Barton banned for 18 months over betting breaches|
|Messi only plays well for Barcelona - Romario|
|England all-rounder Ansari announces shock retirement at 25|
|Bruno ordered to return to prison|
|Tomic injury hands Murray Barcelona walkover|
|Tigers land Bulldogs playmaker Reynolds|
|David Moyes charged by FA over reporter ´slap´ comment|
|West Ham involved in HMRC probe into suspected tax fraud in football|
|Widdop out for around six weeks|