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Patty Mills has sunk all five of his three-point attempts as the visiting San Antonio Spurs snapped an eight-game NBA losing skid with an 111-104 victory at New York Knicks.
Australian guard Mills was perfect from beyond the arc to highlight his 17-point performance in 28 minutes.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 23 points and DeMar DeRozan collected 21 points and nine rebounds as the win ended San Antonio's worst losing streak since the 1996-97 season.
Ben Simmons was the only Philadelphia 76ers starter not to reach double-digits in points but he still made an impact as he dished out seven assists and came up with four steals in a 113-86 rout of Miami Heat.
Hitting just two of his six shots, Simmons finished the game with just four points as Josh Richardson returned from injury to lead all scorers with 32 points on 11-of-15 shooting and 6-of-7 three-pointers.
Joel Embiid had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 19 points and Al Horford had 16 as the Sixers (11-5) won their fourth in a row and improved to 7-0 at home.
Jimmy Butler was contained to just 11 points in his first game back in Philadelphia since being traded in the off-season as part of a four-team deal that included Richardson.
There was no Aron Baynes (hip) or Ricky Rubio (back spasms), but Phoenix Suns managed to pull off a thrilling 100-98 road win over Minnesota Timberwolves.
But sharpshooting Devin Booker had 35 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as the short-handed Suns improved to 8-7.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 31 points and 17 rebounds for Minnesota and became the first player listed as a centre to have eight consecutive games with at least three 3-pointers.
Zach LaVine had a career-high 49 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to give Chicago Bulls a 116-115 win over Charlotte Hornets.
Lavine shot 17 for 28 from the field - including 13 for 17 on threes to join Stephen Curry on that mark, which is only one off Klay Thompson's record of 14 in a game.
LeBron James scored 30 points as the Los Angeles Lakers escaped with a 109-108 victory over Memphis Grizzlies to sit at 14-2 and the consolidate the best record in the NBA.
League MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 10 rebounds for his 16th consecutive double-double to help Milwaukee Bucks to a seventh win in a row, 104-90 over Detroit Pistons.
Elsewhere, Toronto Raptors beat Atlanta Hawks 119-116, Indiana Pacers held off Orlando Magic 111-106 and Cleveland Cavaliers accounted for Portland Trail Blazers 110-104.
In Salt Lake City Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 37 points and Bojan Boganovic added 28 to help the Utah Jazz overcome the absence of Rudy Gobert and outlast the New Orleans Pelicans 128-120.