Carmelo Anthony and Kyle O’Quinn, both pictured, helped the Knicks end a 10-game losing streak
The Chicago Bulls’ 10-game winless start to the season ended with a 104-103 defeat by the New York Knicks in New York.
James Harden scored 39 points and sealed the win in the final seconds for the Houston Rockets.
The Bulls also lost 108-96 to the Brooklyn Nets.
Meanwhile the Toronto Raptors moved top of the Eastern Conference with a 114-100 win over the Detroit Pistons, while the Los Angeles Lakers moved into the top half of the NBA standings with a 92-91 home win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Harden, who returned to the Houston team with a season-ending knee injury, grabbed 10 rebounds for the win.
Kawhi Leonard, the most valuable player of the NBA’s all-star game earlier this month, scored 32 points to help the Raptors back to the top of the standings.
Kyrie Irving hit 20 points and made four free throws in the final 13 seconds to earn the victory for the Celtics.
The Clippers’ Tobias Harris scored 31 points as they held off the Milwaukee Bucks, who lost guard Eric Bledsoe with a foot injury, in California.