Portland and Houston also win on Thursday.
There were four games on the NBA schedule on Thursday night, with the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers picking up wins at the top of the West.
Danny Green didn’t miss a shot in a 22-point performance for the Spurs against the Dallas Mavericks, eventually helping them to a 116-107 victory.
Tim Duncan added 21 points and 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season so far, but with Green going 7-of-7 from the field, including five three-pointers, he ultimately helped the visitors move away.
“I got into a little rhythm going to the free throw line,” Green said.
“They just kept finding me when I was open. It got easier when we got some stops and steals and in transition. That’s how I get most of my open looks.”
Tony Parker had 23 points and concurred with his team-mates that the win came down to defense and execution down the stretch as the Mavs threatened to cut away their lead.
Nevertheless, the Spurs sealed the win and move to 23-7 for the season but still trail both the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference.
In perhaps the biggest game of the night, the Blazers took on the Los Angeles Clippers and came out on top thanks to 32 points and 10 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge in a 116-112 overtime win.
Portland improve their NBA-best record to 24-5 and have now won seven of their eight games while dropping just two home games all season.
The questions surrounding them over whether or not they can be considered an elite team are beginning to be answered, and it appears as though that they are ready to compete against their direct rivals as they prove that their early season form is no fluke.
Chris Paul had 34 points and 16 assists in another stellar performance, but it wasn’t enough to help the Clippers avoid a tight defeat.
Elsewhere, James Harden went 22 of 25 from the line to help the Houston Rockets overcome the Memphis Grizzlies in a 100-92 win, while Jeff Teague was the hero for the Atlanta Hawks as his winning shot in double-overtime finally ended the the encounter with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Atlanta Hawks 127-125 Cleveland Cavaliers
Memphis Grizzlies 92-100 Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs 116-107 Dallas Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers 112-116 Portland Trail Blazers