The winless Philadelphia Sixers cut a 25-point, first-half deficit to just five in the closing minutes, before the San Antonio Spurs hung on for a 109-103 victory.
Spurs 109, 76ers 103
Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 26-points, pulled in 10 rebounds and made four assists for the Spurs, who were without the resting Tim Duncan and injured Tony Parker.
Australian center Aron Baynes had a career-high 15 points and nine rebounds for San Antonio (13-4), who won their eighth successive game.
Philadelphia fell to 0-17 despite 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists from guard Michael Carter-Williams.
Wizards 107, Heat 86
Swingman Rasual Butler scored 23 points and guard John Wall had 18 points and 13 assists as the Washington Wizards blitzed the Miami Heat 107-86.
Center Marcin Gortat had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards (10-5), who led the Heat by as many as 25 points.
Center Chris Bosh scored 21 points while guard Dwyane Wade contributed 20 points for the Heat (9-8).