Russell Westbrook had a big impact in his return to action with the Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 32 as the team crushed the New York Knicks.
The guard missed the last month with a broken hand, but had an immediate impact on his comeback, helping the home side open up a commanding 17-point lead by the end of the first quarter.
Missing their top scorer Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks struggled to stretch their opponents as they slumped to their 13th defeat of the season.
Brian Roberts helped the home side open up an early lead, but Marreese Speights came off the bench, scoring 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to inflict an eighth straight defeat on the Hornets.
The veteran coach has been recovering from an undisclosed medical procedure, and saw his side make it nine wins in their last 10 games, with Tony Parker leading the scoring.
The Canadian side had won their previous six games, but a 30-point game from Monta Ellis, which included 15 in the fourth quarter, made sure that the Raptors' run did not continue.
Rookie Zach LaVine gave the visitors the lead with a strong shooting performance before the break, while Bryant and Nick Young made it close late on, but the Lakers could not complete the comeback.
The visitors were down by 11 points at the end of the first quarter, but Derrick Rose added a series of shots after the break, while Jimmy Butler added some late free throws to complete the comeback.
Seven Nuggets players were in double figures, with Arron Afflalo leading the way with 22 to move the Nuggets to an 8-8 record.
None of the visiting team's starters made it into double points, but the Bucks scored 69 off the bench to pick up their third win in a row.
Results in full: Chicago Bulls 109-102 Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors 106-101 Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans 91-100 Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks 104-88 Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks 106-102 Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers 102-85 Houston Rockets, New York Knicks 78-105 Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic 83-98 Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings 104-112 San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns 97-122 Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies 112-99 Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves 120-119 Los Angeles Lakers