P.J Washington scored 31 points, including six in overtime, as the Charlotte Hornets beat reigning NBA champion Golden State 120-113 as Stephen Curry's hometown heroics didn't pan out.
The Oklahoma City Thunder also won in overtime on Oct. 29, edging the Mavericks in Dallas 117-111.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 38 points, six rebounds and nine assists.
LeBron James scored 23 of his 31 points in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers broke open a close game to register a ninth straight NBA victory, 128-99 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With Lakers star Anthony Davis still sidelined by a sore backside from a fall, Dwight Howard added season highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Western Conference leaders.
James Harden scored 35 points and Russell Westbrook finished with 28 as the Houston Rockets cooled off the Denver Nuggets with a 130-104 win on Dec. 31.
Harden also had six assists while Westbrook contributed seven helpers, avenging an earlier loss to the Nuggets.
Nikola Jokic scored 21 points to lead Denver, who had won nine of their last 10 games.