Paul Pierce wrapped his left arm around the back of Chris Paul’s head, pulling him close as the pair walked toward the foul line in the final seconds.
Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points, and the Utah Jazz cruised past the Portland Trail Blazers 109-96 on Thursday night.
The 39-year-old Tim Duncan has missed San Antonio’s past three games, two of them with soreness in his right knee.
Russell Westbrook had 36 points and 12 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Phoenix 110-106 on Thursday night for the Suns’ seventh straight loss.
Soon after Draymond Green posted his NBA-leading fifth triple-double he was asked whether Stephen Curry should worry that he was trying to steal his job as point guard while the NBA MVP is out with a leg injury.
Klay Thompson scored a game-high 38 points and keyed a decisive surge late in the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors rebounded from their worst loss on the season with a 114-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Khris Middleton scored 33 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers 120-116 on Thursday night.
Andre Drummond had 23 points and 18 rebounds and Reggie Jackson added 19 points and nine assists, leading the Detroit Pistons to a 115-90 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.