Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points in the fourth quarter as the New York Knicks rallied to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 94-91 on Sunday.
The Knicks were slow out of the blocks and it wasn't until Anthony, who had 33 points in the game, scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter that the home side took the lead.
JR Smith chipped in with 19 points as the Knicks held on to claim the win and finish their run of six straight home games with a 4-2 record.
Elsewhere, the Brooklyn Nets survived a late comeback from the Philadelphia 76ers to claim an important 95-92 win at the Barclays Center.
The 76ers were eight points down with 40.5 seconds remaining and got within three of the Nets but Avery Johnson's side did not fold as they ended their miserable run of form which has seen them lose nine out of their past 10 games.
Joe Johnson had 22 points in the win with Gerald Wallace chipping in with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Jrue Holiday had 24 for the 76ers.
The LA Clippers made it 13 straight wins as they easily dispatched the Phoenix Suns 103-77 at the US Airways Center.
Clippers stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were the catalysts for the big victory with Griffin scoring 23 points and grabbing 11 rebounds and Paul adding 17 points while dishing out 13 assists.
Danny Green scored a career-high 25 points as the San Antonio Spurs spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's season debut as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 129-91.
The Spurs were rampant from the outset, scoring 20 three-pointers while stifling the Mavericks' offence in the win which sees them remain first in the Southwest Division with a record of 21-8.
In other matches the Utah Jazz held off the Orlando Magic 97-93 while the Sacramento Kings defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 108-96.