Kobe Bryant scored the winning lay-up with nine seconds left as the Los Angeles Lakers edged out the Atlanta Hawks 99-98.
Bryant, watched by tennis world No 1 Novak Djokovic, finished with 34 points in total as the Lakers continue their late push for a play-off place.
Chandler Parsons scored 32 points to guide the Houston Rockets to a 136-103 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
David West chipped in 31 points as the Indiana Pacers beat the Chicago Bulls 97-92 and the San Antonio Spurs were 114-75 winners over the Detroit Pistons.
The Memphis Grizzlies eased to a 108-82 win over the Orlando Magic, the Washington Wizards were 90-87 winners over the Philadelphia 76ers and the Sacramento Kings dispatched the Charlotte Bobcats 119-83.