LeBron James finished with 35 points and 16 rebounds while battling a virus as the Los Angeles Lakers won their seventh straight game with a 129-114 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
NBA players and referees will wear a commemorative black band on their uniforms for the remainder of the season and playoffs as a tribute to former commissioner David Stern, who died Wednesday.
Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were among the NBA legends stunned by Wednesday's death of former league commissioner David Stern following a brain haemorrhage he suffered last month.
Dallas guard Luka Doncic scored 26 points in as many minutes Saturday to lead the Mavericks to a 130-84 rout of New Orleans and put his name next to a pair of NBA greats.
James Harden tied Michael Jordan for the third most 60-point performances in NBA history Saturday as the Houston Rockets blasted the last-place Atlanta Hawks 158-111.
For two raucous hours on Thursday night, Chinese fans and US basketball stars called a timeout on the increasingly bitter clash of values between their countries and let sport take over.
Alex Stepheson must be at cloud nine playing with Michael B. Jordan.
Michael Jordan described Tiger Woods' Masters comeback as the "greatest ever" and added he called the golfing icon to personally congratulate him.