Portland provided some resistance through Damian Lillard, who notched 20 points, but the Cats strolled to the win, thanks to their fourth-lowest average of conceding points in the NBA this season.
In Ohio, the Houston Rockets moved two-and-a-half games ahead of Portland in the race for fourth place and home-court advantage in the Western Conference, as they grabbed a 118-111 away win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Saturday night's encounter at the FedExForum saw 18,119 people gather in the venue to watch the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers 82-71, thanks to some impressive offensive play from point guard Mike Conley, who bagged 21 points for his team.
The Utah Jazz ended a six-game losing streak as they confined the Orlando Magic to their eighth straight loss, but it wasn't to come easy as the hosts relied on Trey Burke's three-pointer with 1.6 seconds remaining to grab the point-victory in Salt Lake City.
The assist was to help the Clippers overcome the Detroit Pistons with a 112-103 victory at the Staples Center, with Paul also adding a game-high 28 points for the hosts.
The New Orleans Pelicans recorded their first win over the Miami Heat since 2010 with a 105-95 victory at the Smoothie King Center. Anthony Davis led the way with 30 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.
Finally, in California, the San Antonio Spurs won their 13th straight game of the season by defeating the Golden State Warriors 99-90, thanks to some neat play from Tony Parker, who scored 20 points for a Spurs side without the rested Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.
Results in full: Charlotte Bobcats 124-94 Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets 118-111 Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans 105-95 Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls 91-81 Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies 82-71 Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz 89-88 Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers 112-103 Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs 99-90 Golden State Warriors