OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors became the first team in the league to clinch a playoff spot Saturday night, riding 51 combined points from guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to a 112-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Curry capped a 10-0 run at the end of the second quarter with his fourth four-point play of the season, helping Golden State, playing without Kevin Durant for the first time this season, build a 62-51 halftime lead that set the stage for the club's 10th straight home win.
Durant sat out with a bruised left pinkie, suffered in Thursday's win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
HOUSTON -- James Harden paced a balanced scoring attack as Houston set an NBA season record for 3-pointers while outscoring Minnesota at Toyota Center.
Harden paired 24 points with 10 assists as the Rockets finished 22 of 58 from behind the arc. It marked their eighth game this season with at least 20 treys, breaking the mark set by the Golden State Warriors in 2015-16.
Harden finished 5 of 11 on 3s. Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon hit four treys each while posting 18 and 14 points, respectively. Trevor Ariza added three 3-pointers and 15 points. Nene and Lou Williams chipped in 11 and 17 points off the bench. Eight Rockets scored in double figures.
MIAMI -- Miami, taking advantage of a key ejection, continued its hot streak with a victory over Indiana at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Pacers All-Star forward Paul George was ejected after getting hit with his second technical foul with 8:49 left in the third period. He scored 10 points and grabbing one rebound in 19 minutes.
Miami won 16 of its past 18 games, getting a double-double from center Hassan Whiteside, who had 22 points and a game-high 17 rebounds.
New York Knicks 110, Philadelphia 76ers 109
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points and hit the go-ahead jumper with three-tenths of a second remaining and New York survived a fourth-quarter collapse and escaped Madison Square Garden with a victory over Philadelphia.
The Knicks nearly blew a double-digit lead to Philadelphia for the second time this season, but this time Anthony hit the 11-footer from the left wing to give New York its final cushion.
The Knicks needed Anthony's dramatic shot because they scored eight points in the final 5 1/2 minutes and lost the lead on a short jumper by Jahlil Okafor with nine seconds remaining.
Okafor's shot gave the 76ers a 109-108 lead and occurred after T.J. McConnell grabbed the offensive rebound of a blocked layup by Dario Saric.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Charlotte snapped a five-game losing streak.
Kaminsky made 9 of 18 shots and canned five 3-pointers as the Hornets won for the second time in 14 games. Former King Marco Belinelli added 13 points and six assists off the bench, and Nicolas Batum also added 13 points for Charlotte.
The Kings played for the second time since trading DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans last Sunday. Ben McLemore scored 18 points to pace the Kings, but nobody else scored more than 12.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Newly acquired forward Terrence Ross scored 24 points and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead Orlando to a victory over Atlanta at the Amway Center.
Ross, who was obtained from Toronto in a trade involving Serge Ibaka, hit 10 of 15 shots from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range in just his second game in a Magic uniform.
The Magic snapped a two-game losing streak. The Hawks lost their third consecutive game and never seriously challenged in the second half. They lost by 18 points at home to Miami on Friday.
Butler scored 18 points to go with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Wade added 20 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds with a potential 10th board ripped out of his hands by a teammate in the closing seconds.
The Bulls have won four straight and defeated the Cavs in all three games this season.
Dallas Mavericks 96, New Orleans Pelicans 83
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 and upstaged his newest teammate in leading Dallas past New Orleans at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak in the Dallas debut of Nerlens Noel, the trade-deadline acquisition who's expected to be a building block for a franchise in transition.
That transition is coming whenever Nowitzki decides to hang in up. There's no rush, especially after nights like this.
Nowitzki knocked down 8 of 12 shots, including both tries from beyond the arc, and grabbed nine rebounds. The 19-year vet nearly had his second double-double in his last three games and is now just 67 points shy of 30,000 for his career.