The Washington Wizards snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers' four-game winning streak in the NBA, while Russell Westbrook was clutch for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Cleveland hosted their first home game since they retooled almost half their roster at the NBA trade deadline and expectations were high at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday but the Cavs lost 110-103.
Bradley Beal starred in the absence of team-mate John Wall, scoring 18 points and tallying nine assists for the Wizards.
The Wizards had five players in double figures. Tomas Satoransky and Kelly Oubre Jr. posted 17 points apiece, while Otto Porter Jr. scored 15 and Jodie Meeks added 10.
As for Cleveland, LeBron James put on a show down the stretch, scoring the Cavs' final 14 points to finish with 32 for the game.
Reigning MVP Westbrook hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to give the Thunder a dramatic 110-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
PORTIS HAS CAREER NIGHT IN BULLS LOSS
Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis scored a career-high 38 off the bench in a 116-115 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He shot 15 of 26 from the floor and added eight rebounds. 76ers pair Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid combined for 62 points.
New York Knicks guard Trey Burke poured in 26 points in a 120-113 win over the Orlando Magic.
CARROLL AND NETS STRUGGLE
Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll hit only two of 12 shots from the field (0 for five from three-point territory) and finished with six points in a 111-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
This Warriors' fast break is a thing of beauty, from the outlet pass to the dunk at the other end.
This Golden State Warriors' fast break is a thing of beauty, from the outlet pass to the dunk at the other end. The reigning champions topped the Los Angeles Clippers 134-127.
Washington Wizards 110-103 Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors 134-127 Los Angeles Clippers
Oklahoma City Thunder 110-107 Sacramento Kings
Philadelphia 76ers 116-115 Chicago Bulls
New York Knicks 120-113 Orlando Magic
Charlotte Hornets 111-96 Brooklyn Nets
BUCKS AT RAPTORS
The Toronto Raptors are scorching hot, winners of seven in a row, and five of those were decided by 20 or more points. The Milwaukee Bucks have gone 5-2 in the seven games that point guard Malcolm Brogdon has been sidelined with a ruptured quad. In his absence, guard Eric Bledsoe has stepped up for Milwaukee, averaging 21.5 points his last six games.
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|Bayern have a lot more potential – Lewandowski not satisfied despite top spot|
|Lyon star Fekir shares plaudits for Champions League progression|
|Mourinho not surprised by United´s defeat to Valencia|
|Motivation no issue for Benfica, claims Vitoria|
|Lewandowski finishes Champions League group stage as top scorer|
|Mourinho: We scored two goals and lost 2-1!|
|England have a diamond - Guardiola hails City´s Foden|
|Sterling´s carefree display invites us to love football more than others hate|
12 de diciembre 2018
|Juventus achieved their objective, despite everything going wrong – Allegri|
|Never say never - Schmidt not ruling out All Blacks role|
|Bologna´s winning start ended in BCL|
|Di Francesco critical of Roma performance|
|Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Lyon 1: Fekir fires French side through in Group F|
|Benfica 1 AEK Athens 0: Grimaldo sends hosts out on a high|
|Young Boys 2 Juventus 1: Hoarau double seals famous victory|
|Manchester City 2 Hoffenheim 1: City through as group winners after Sane brace|
|Ajax 3 Bayern Munich 3: Kovac´s men clinch top spot in Amsterdam thriller|
|Valencia 2 Manchester United 1: Jones scores own goal as Red Devils limp through|
|Solari accepts responsibility for Madrid´s heaviest home defeat in Europe|
|WATCH: Rooney backs Rocky ahead of Canelo showdown|
|McLaren to collaborate with Team Bahrain Merida|
|Las Vegas to host 2020 NFL Draft|
|Stade teenager tragically dies after neck injury|
|Cahill may need to leave Chelsea if he wants to play, admits Sarri|
|Viktoria Plzen 2 Roma 1: Chory winner takes hosts into Europa League|
|Real Madrid 0 CSKA Moscow 3: Champions humiliated at Bernabeu|
|Sarri condemns ´disgusting´ Sterling abuse|
|Hansen hails outstanding Ben Smith ahead of Pau switch|
|Foden, Sterling start for Manchester City v Hoffenheim|
|Sky decision will not affect us in 2019, insist Froome and Thomas|
|Al Ain 3 Team Wellington 3 (aet, 4-3 on penalties): Shootout heartbreak for semi-pros in Club World|
|Jackson to remain Ravens´ starting QB despite Flacco return|
|Rams headline 2019 NFL International Series home teams|
|Rams headline International Series home teams for 2019|
|Atlanta want ´exciting football´ from new boss amid Bielsa links|
|Atlanta still yet to receive ´serious´ bid for ´Bale-like´ Almiron|
|Tottenham v Manchester United to be held at Wembley|
|Matip facing six weeks out with fractured collarbone|
|I´ve had quite a lot of calls – Brailsford encouraged by Team Sky interest|
|Afghanistan Football Federation president provisionally banned by FIFA|
|Knee injury rules Huddersfield´s Mooy out of Asian Cup|
|Arnautovic tipped for Man United move by Austria team-mate Sabitzer|
|Arsenal legend Adams to become RFL president|
|My love for football still burns strong – Toure speaks out amid talk of Premier League return|
|Noble contract extended to 2021|
|Split with Sky is an opportunity, says Brailsford|
|Van der Burgh rolls back the years, two more medals for Hosszu|
|Maitland-Niles praises Sterling for speaking out|
|Life is tough for him right now - Celtic striker Griffiths to take time away from football|
|Froome: Team Sky keen to continue with new partner|
|Emery confirms Koscielny to play against Qarabag|
|Llorente keen on Athletic return|
|I love the guy - Pocock backs under-pressure Cheika|
|Fit-again Ozil in line for Arsenal return against Qarabag|
|Raheem Sterling named Premier League Player of the Month|
|Two more Ligue 1 games postponed due to unrest|
|Pace attack among India´s best ever - Arun|
|Premier League has fostered ´excessive aggression´ among fans, says Scudamore|
|Sharks back Flanagan amid NRL investigation|
|Not good for my recovery! Hoddle delights in Spurs´ Champions League heroics|
|Harris backing Starc to fire in Perth|
|No fears over Atleti´s second-place finish for Simeone|
|Clippers buckled under Raptors pressure - Rivers|
|Icardi: Inter deserved to qualify|
|Team Sky future unclear as Sky opt to end involvement in cycling|
|PSG had to change mentality - Thiago Silva|