The Miami Heat recorded their 15th successive win after a comprehensive 97-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Dwyane Wade was once again the leading light for the Heat with 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while LeBron James defied a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds.
For the Timberwolves Derrick Williams had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 14 points, eight assists, six steals and five rebounds.
Their cause was not helped, though, when JJ Barea was ejected in the fourth quarter for a hit on Heat guard Ray Allen. Protest from Wolves coach Rick Adelman also earned him a technical foul.
The New York Knicks overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-97, with Amare Stoudemire scoring 22 points and JR Smith adding 18.