Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Saturday's games in the NBA as Golden State Warriors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for their 24th win of the season.
The Golden State Warriors returned to winning ways by securing their 24th win of the NBA season as they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The NBA leaders surged ahead early on, led by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, while four others also reached double figures in a balanced shooting performance.
The Los Angeles Clippers' eight-game home winning streak came to an end as they were beaten by the Toronto Raptors.
The visitors were missing several starters, but Kyle Lowry kept the points coming, finishing with 25, while 18 of the 30 fourth-quarter points were scored by the reserves.
The Chicago Bulls made it six wins in a row as they edged to victory over the New Orleans Pelicans at the United Center.
There was little between the sides throughout, but Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose gave the Bulls the edge either side of half time to make sure of the win.
Just a day after being thrashed by the Milwaukee Bucks, the Atlanta Hawks got revenge by beating the Bucks on their own court.
Both sides struggled with their shooting, but Jeff Teague did just enough to secure a sixth win in seven games for the Hawks.
The Washington Wizards cruised to a comfortable victory over the Boston Celtics, who have now lost four in a row.
The Wizards were quick out of the blocks as they took a 15-2 advantage inside the first four minutes, with former Celtics players Kris Humphries and Paul Pierce combining for 35 points.
The Memphis Grizzlies ended their four-game losing streak with a win over the Miami Heat.
The visitors opened up a 16-point lead heading into half time, but Dwyane Wade got the Heat back into contention after the break, only for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol to seal the win for Memphis.
The Indiana Pacers dominated the second half as they clinched a comfortable win over the Brooklyn Nets.
The teams were separated by just three points going into the third quarter, but Rodney Stuckey and David West shot well to give the Pacers the win.
The Sacramento Kings needed overtime to clinch a win over the New York Knicks, handing the visitors their seventh straight loss in the process.
DeMarcus Cousins ensured that the home side rallied after blowing a lead late on, scoring nine of 39 points in the additional period.
A strong shooting performance from Kemba Walker was not enough to stop the Charlotte Hornets from slipping to defeat to the Orlando Magic.
Walker scored a career-high 42 points as he tried to give the home side some hope, but the Magic had six players in double figures as they kept the lead throughout the final three quarters.
The Utah Jazz crushed the Philadelphia 76ers in their first post-Christmas outing, giving them their 10th win of the season.
The Jazz needed a strong fourth quarter, but Derrick Favors stepped up, finishing the game with 17 to secure the victory for the hosts.
Results in full: Toronto Raptors 110-98 Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic 102-94 Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics 88-101 Washington Wizards, Memphis 103-95 Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans 100-107 Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers 110-85 Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks 90-85 Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers 71-88 Utah Jazz, New York Knicks 129-135 Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves 97-110 Golden State Warriors