The Minnesota Timberwolves were fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating the league's policy on resting players for benching guard D'Angelo Russell at Denver on Sunday.
Pascal Siakam scored 34 points as the Toronto Raptors shrugged off their injury problems to extend their winning streak to 15 games on Monday with a 137-126 defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Minnesota Timberwolves literally became a different team after the trade deadline.
Golden State has claimed that D'Angelo Russell will be a pivotal part of their core moving forward. But the tone has since changed since the trade deadline.
Swiss center Clint Capela moved from the Houston Rockets to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a reported massive 12-player, four-team deal ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline.
Jaylen Brown scored 32 points as the Boston Celtics won their sixth game in the last seven with a 116-95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
Struggling to escape the NBA's Eastern Conference basement, the Atlanta Hawks obtained guards Treveon Graham and Jeff Teague from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday in exchange for swingman Allen Crabbe.
Giannis Antetokounmpo rebounded from his season-worst performance to tally 32 points and 17 rebounds as the Milwaukee Buck routed the Portland Trail Blazers 122-101 on Saturday.