The Golden State Warriors remain on track to break the NBA wins record, while the Chicago Bulls may still reach the play-offs.
The Warriors are on track to break the 1995-96 Bulls' 72-win record after edging the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99.
The Warriors rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to secure their 71st win of the season.
Draymond Green led the way with a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Stephen Curry (17 points) and Klay Thompson (20) were again good contributors, but they shot below their usual high levels.
Matt Barnes finished with a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who will get another chance at stopping the Warriors.
The Warriors are at the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday before hosting the Grizzlies three days later.
The 2015-16 Bulls remain in the play-off race after a 105-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron James had a game-high 33 points for the Cavs, but they were outscored 26-20 in the fourth quarter.
Jimmy Butler (21 points) and Pau Gasol (11 points and 12 rebounds) led the Bulls.
The Atlanta Hawks claimed a 118-107 win over the Boston Celtics, and the Phoenix Suns breezed past the New Orleans Pelicans 121-100.
The Minnesota Timberwolves edged the Portland Trail Blazers 106-105 and the Sacramento Kings upset the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-112.