The Philadelphia 76ers locked down the top seed in the east with a rout of the Orlando Magic as the Dallas Mavericks avoided the play-in.
The Golden State Warriors might again be eighth seeds, but Draymond Green says the mentality has changed since the "We Believe" 2007 team.
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate to avoid the play-in tournament and helped their cause with a last-gasp win over the New York Knicks.
The Golden State Warriors won behind Stephen Curry's brilliance as Russell Westbrook became the triple-double king on Monday.
Kyrie Irving appears to have found his best for the Brooklyn Nets as the playoffs near, but the same cannot be said for Kawhi Leonard.
Stephen Curry scored 49 points in 29 minutes for the Warriors, with Steve Kerr unsurprised by another spectacular performance.
The Philadelphia 76ers stayed hot as Russell Westbrook equalled an NBA record on Saturday.
Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal led the Washington Wizards to an overtime win against the Toronto Raptors.
A lighting failure at the Smoothie King Center led to a turnaround in fortunes for the Pelicans, as they toppled the Warriors.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, while Khris Middleton was crucial down the stretch as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched.