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.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points as the Utah Jazz stayed on top in the Western Conference.
Joel Embiid fuelled the streaking Philadelphia 76ers as Russell Westbrook posted another triple-double midweek.
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.
Jayson Tatum tied Larry Bird's Celtics all-time single game scoring record in their over-time win over the San Antonio Spurs.
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.
The Brooklyn Nets took down the Phoenix Suns, while the Washington Wizards stayed hot in the NBA on Sunday.
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets both lost on Wednesday although Joel Embiid almost produced heroics on the buzzer.