Dwight Howard had the last laugh as the Los Angeles Lakers toppled the Orlando Magic 106-97.
Howard was booed throughout by the Orlando natives after he moved from the Magic to the Lakers in the summer.
However he landed 39 points and 16 rebounds - with Howard handed an NBA record-equalling 39 free throw attempts.
The Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 19 games with a 98-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Dwyane Wade led the way with 23 points while LeBron James added 15 - with the Heat attempting to become the fourth team in NBA history to win 20 consecutive games in a season.