Philadelphia 109, New Orleans 107
Joel Embiid had 37 points and 13 rebounds and the host Philadelphia 76ers held on for a 109-107 victory over the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.
Chicago 121, Boston 99
Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished 10 assists to record his fourth career triple-double, and the host Chicago Bulls cruised to a 121-99 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Charlotte 122, Orlando 112
Terry Rozier posted 28 points and rookie guard LaMelo Ball pumped in 27 points as the Charlotte Hornets turned in an impressive bounce-back performance in a 122-112 victory against the visiting Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Miami 121, Minnesota 112
Tyler Herro scored 27 points to spark the host Miami Heat during a 121-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Milwaukee 141, Houston 133
Red-hot shooting, balanced scoring and a dominant third quarter powered the Milwaukee Bucks to their fifth consecutive win in a 141-133 defeat of the Houston Rockets on Friday in Milwaukee.
Dallas 110, Cleveland 90
Luka Doncic scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and passed the 5,000-point plateau for his career as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 110-90 Friday night.
Utah 127, Denver 120
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points, Jordan Clarkson had 21 points and eight assists, and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 127-120 in Salt Lake City on Friday night.
Phoenix 128, New York 105
Jae Crowder had a strong return after missing eight consecutive games with an ankle injury by making six 3-pointers and finishing with 18 points in the Phoenix Suns' 128-105 win over the visiting New York Knicks on Friday night.
Portland 106, L.A. Lakers 101
Damian Lillard recorded 38 points and seven assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a crucial 106-101 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
San Antonio 113, Sacramento 104
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Lonnie Walker IV made key baskets in the decisive stretch as the visiting San Antonio Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-104 on Friday.