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With news the Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles had been postponed in the wake of Kobe Bryant's death, another six NBA matches took place across the United States on Monday.
In Orlando, Bam Adebayo got his third triple-double of the season (20 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) and Duncan Robinson scored 21 points to lead Miami past the Magic 113-92.
The Heat improved to 13-0 at home against Eastern Conference teams and moved back up to second in the standings with a 32-14 record.
Eric Gordon scored a career-high 50 points, Danuel House Jr. chipped in with a double-double (21 points, 11 rebounds), and the short-handed Houston Rockets pulled off a stunning 126-117 victory over the red-hot Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.
Without James Harden (thigh), Russell Westbrook (rest) and Clint Capela (heel), veteran Gordon shot 14 of 22 from the floor, drilled 6 of 11 3-point attempts and hit 16 of 20 free throws to lead the way.
Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 36 points. Bojan Bogdanovic added 30 and Boomers guard Joe Ingles had seven points, two rebounds and six assists, but the Jazz lost for just the second time in 16 games.
Luka Doncic had 29 points and 11 rebounds for Dallas as the Mavericks beat Western Conference rivals Oklahoma City 107-97.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the visiting Mavs, while Dennis Schroder top-scored for OKC with 21.
In Chicago, Zach LaVine scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two clutch foul shots with 2.1 seconds left, and the Bulls edged San Antonio 110-109.
The hosts had seven players in double figures and enjoyed their third win in four games.
DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs (20-26), while Australia's Patty Mills made six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points as Gregg Popovich's side fell two wins behind in the race for the final playoff place in the west.
Buddy Hield scored a career-high 42 points to help Sacramento Kings rally from a 27-point deficit for an overtime 133-129 victory against skidding Minnesota.
The hosts built their lead thanks to a franchise-record 23 3-pointers, but lost their 10th consecutive game.
Hield had 18 points in the final 4:36 of regulation, while Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 36 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
In Detroit, Collin Sexton had 23 points and Kevin Love 20 in the first half as Cleveland Cavaliers scored a 115-100 win over the Pistons to snap a seven-game losing streak.