LeBron James had his 58th NBA triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98.
Despite shooting just 39.1 per cent from the field, James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana that ended their 13-game winning streak.
Former Newcastle Hunters junior Simmons – who ended the game with 14 points, six rebounds and 10 assists – scored with a breakaway dunk to give Philadelphia a 96-91 lead, but the Cavaliers ended the game on a 14-2 run.
James converted a three-point play and Kyle Korver hit a three-pointer, giving Cleveland the lead.
Dwyane Wade added two baskets and Jae Crowder's three-pointer put the Cavaliers ahead 104-98.
James had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists in the fourth quarter in his third triple-double of the season.
Covington and J.J. Redick scored 19 points each for Philadelphia.
Both starting centres missed the game.
Joel Embiid sat out for Philadelphia because he hasn't been cleared to play on back-to-back nights and Kevin Love didn't play because of a sore left hip.
Elsewhere, Jordan Clarkson scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away late to defeat the fatigued and short-handed Charlotte Hornets 110-99 on Saturday night.
Lou Williams hit a go-ahead three-pointer with a little over a second remaining in the game to give the Los Angeles Clippers a 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards.
After Williams's basket, to take his tally to 35 points, there was a video review of Bradley Beal's potential winning baseline jumper.
The referees decided to replay the last 1.1secs but Marcin Gortat's jumper bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson each scored 20 points and Miami beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 in the Heat's first game in Mexico in franchise history - played in front of 19,777 fans at raucous Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 26 points on nine-for-nine shooting and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Nikola Vucevic's triple-double to beat the Orlando Magic 117-110.
Vucevic had 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, and Jonathan Simmons added a career-high 29 points for the Magic.
Kris Dunn made two free throws with 2.9 secs left to give the Chicago Bulls a 104-102 victory over the New York Knicks.
Kristaps Porzingis, who had 23 points for the Knicks, missed a three-pointer at the buzzer for victory.