LeBron James finished just shy of a triple-double on his return from injury as he helped the Lakers overcome the Clippers 123-120 in overtime in the Los Angeles derby.
The Lakers held a 112-105 lead with 1:57 left on the clock with a Tobias Harris three point jumper drawing the sides level at the Staples Centre.
James – who finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists – had a driving layup blocked in the dying seconds of the game, his first since December following a groin injury.
He added four in overtime as the Lakers condemned the Clippers to their second straight defeat.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 1, 2019
The high-flying Golden State Warriors were brought down to earth as their 11-game winning streak came to an end with a 113-104 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Another streak to bite the dust on Thursday night was the Toronto Raptors' run of 10-home victories, with Giannis Antetokounmpo helping the Milwaukee Bucks to a 105-92 win.
The Greek Freak put away 19 points and Khris Middleton added 18 improved 37-13.
Elsewhere, Andre Drummond scored 24 points and had 20 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Dallas Mavericks 93-89, the Indiana Pacers lost to the Orlando Magic 107-100 and D'Angelo Russell scored 25 but his Brooklyn Nets went down 117-114 to the San Antonio Spurs.