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.
There is a lot on the line as the Miami Heat and Eastern Conference rivals the Boston Celtics prepare to meet on Tuesday.
Anthony Davis was the hero on Sunday as the New York Knicks topped the Los Angeles Clippers.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points as the Utah Jazz stayed on top in the Western Conference.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points, while Khris Middleton was crucial down the stretch as the Milwaukee Bucks clinched.
The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a third straight defeat as LeBron James exiting the game nursing an ankle worry.
The Indiana Pacers showed no mercy against the Oklahoma City Thunder, while the Denver Nuggets took down the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Phoenix Suns reached for the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10, while NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers lost again.
The Utah Jazz went down to the Minnesota Timberwolves, while the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards crashed back down to earth.
DeMar DeRozan got the better of Zion Williamson down the stretch to lead the Spurs past the Pelicans in New Orleans.