A six-game roster made up the NBA program for Thursday night.
For starters, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked like a first-timer juggernaut, but the Indiana Pacers beat the Thunder, 58-43, in the second half to win a huge win. The Pacers now hold a half-game lead for the third seed against the Philadelphia 76ers in a tight race of the Eastern Conference series.
The Boston Celtics also had a tough win against the Sacramento Kings, despite a slight double-digit loss in the first period.
Later, the Los Angels Lakers continued to struggle as they fell under the yoke of the Toronto Raptors, north of the border. Kawhi Leonard led the way with 25 points and up five points to 3 points in a win in Toronto.
The evening ended in style with the arrival of the Denver Nuggets from behind to defeat the Dallas Mavericks. High-profile star Nikola Jokic turned in the winning shot at the end of the allotted time to give the Nuggets an impressive victory. Now the Nuggets are trailing the Golden State Warriors in a game for the Western Conference lead.
Here's everything you need to know about Thursday's action, as well as Friday's schedule.
NBA scores for Thursday, March 14
NBA Schedule for Friday, March 15
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Jokic One-ups Doncic on the ring
Luka Doncic has absolutely no fear for a rookie. While the Mavericks were lagging behind at the last minute, Doncic pioneered in the alley and dropped a hard slam dunk to one hand in the traffic to give Dallas the lead.
However, Doncic missed the free-kick and Nikola Jokic responded with a heroic shot, forcing an unbalanced rider midway through time to win the match for Denver.
Millsap drops alley-oop alleys from Morris
Paul Millsap was cooking in the first period against the Mavericks, it is the least that can be said. He threw that perfect lob of Monte Morris in the second quarter.
Mitchell throws down the basic jam
Donovan Mitchell continues to resemble the theft of the 2017 project. He received this pass in the corner before deciding to put the ball on the ground and throw a huge slam dunk one-handed against the Timberwolves.
Leonard leads the win against the Lakers
Kawhi Leonard may not have had the most effective night, but he added 25 points and five points against three Lakers. Leonard is one of only four Toronto players to finish double-digit.
Matthews wins for the Pacers
The Thunder controlled the game in the first half against the Pacers, but Indiana won a brilliant victory. With only 1.8 seconds to go, Wesley Matthews was able to bounce back and put Bojan Bogdanovic in the lead for the winning basket.
LeBron takes off for slam against raptors
LeBron James may not be up for the playoffs, but that did not stop him from playing at the highest level. In the second quarter against the Raptors, James attacked the rim and threw a huge slam with both hands in transition.
Isaac rocks the edge with a monster throw
The Magic are still fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Striker Jonathan Isaac absolutely attacked the paint and threw this huge slam dunk with authority early in the third quarter against the Cavaliers.
George sculpts his old team
Paul George received a shout of joy before Thursday's game against the Indiana Pacers. On this piece, George exploded in the lane and threw a monster slam dunk to one hand.