Chris Paul scored 28 points and Danilo Gallinari added 25 as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat cold-shooting James Harden and the host Houston Rockets 112-107 on Monday.
Gallinari and Dennis Schroder, who scored 17 of his 23 points after halftime, carried the Thunder after the break.
"It was fun to see how guys stayed together, stayed the course and fought back," Paul said.
While Paul exulted in what he said might have been his team's best victory of the season, Harden delayed his postgame shower for some extra work on his shooting after the Rockets lost their season-worst fourth in a row.
Harden spent about 25 minutes on the court before returning to the locker room. The 2018 NBA MVP scored 29 points but went 1-for-17 from three-point range in an astonishingly inefficient performance.
"Just trying to get back to the basics," he said. "I think when you're struggling you just try to get back to the fundamentals."
Boston 139, L.A. Lakers 107: Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 points as the host Celtics sent the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the season. Walker had gone 0-28 in his career vs. James — second in NBA history only to Sherman Douglas' 0-30 record vs. Michael Jordan. "I'm happy I got one at least, before he goes," Walker said with a laugh.
Milwaukee 111, Chicago 98: Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point, and the host Bucks swept the four-game season series with the Bulls. Milwaukee, which plays Charlotte in Paris on Friday, has won seven in a row and is 39-6.
New Orleans 126, Memphis 116: Jrue Holiday scored 36 points in his return after a seven-game absence, and the Pelicans set a franchise record with 21 three-pointers in ending the host Grizzlies' seven-game winning streak.
Philadelphia 117, Brooklyn 111: Ben Simmons tied a career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season as the 76ers beat the host Nets.
Miami 118, Sacramento 113 (OT): Kendrick Nunn scored 25 points and the host Heat beat the Kings, improving its NBA-best home record to 19-1 and its overtime record to 7-0.
San Antonio 120, Phoenix 118: Derrick White scored 25 points, Bryn Forbes had 24 and the Spurs coughed up a 20-point lead in the second half before rallying to beat the host Suns.
Toronto 122, Atlanta 117: Norman Powell scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors defeated the host Hawks.