Donovan Mitchell poured in 36 points as the Utah Jazz extended its Western Conference lead on Tuesday with a 122-108 defeat of the Boston Celtics.
The Jazz now lead the West with a 20-5 record, one game clear of the Los Angeles Lakers, having won 16 of their last 17 games.
Elsewhere, Steph Curry delivered a dazzling performance as the Golden State Warriors scored a 114-91 road victory at the San Antonio Spurs.
Curry finished with 32 points after another gem of a display in what is rapidly becoming an MVP-calibre season for the Warriors talisman.
In Detroit, the Brooklyn Nets crashed to a third straight loss against the lowly Pistons.
The Nets — with Kevin Durant absent due to COVID-19 protocols — once again put in another abject defensive display as the Pistons, bottom of the Eastern Conference, romped to a 122-111 home win.
The results: Detroit bt Brooklyn 122-111, Miami bt New York 98-96.
New Orleans bt Houston 130-101, Golden State bt San Antonio 114-91.
Utah bt Boston 122-108, Portland bt Orlando 106-97, Philadelphia bt Sacramento 119-111.