Louisville added a late-night wrinkle to its defense, ran out to a big lead and hung on to earn a trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.
Golden State had a franchise-record 47 assists and used super-accurate shooting to blast past the Los Angeles Lakers 149-106 on Wednesday, led by Stephen Curry who had 31 points with seven 3-pointers and nine assists.
Los Angeles' Nick Young hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds to play to snatch a 111-109 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday after the Lakers had appeared to blow their chance.
Los Angeles pair Chris Paul and Blake Griffin scored 26 points each as the Clippers beat Toronto 123-115 on Monday in an early-season match of NBA division leaders.
Jeff Teague scored eight of his 30 points in overtime, harassing Russell Westbrook defensively all Sunday night to lift the short-handed Indiana Pacers to a 115-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kristaps Porzingis came to the NBA from Europe as a 7-footer with 3-point range, so the comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki were inevitable.
Al Horford's follow shot with 1.3 seconds left gave the Boston Celtics a 94-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James, returning to the lineup after sitting out a game, added 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled past the Detroit Pistons 104-81 on Friday.
Jimmy Butler scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Chicago defeated Utah 85-77.
Golden State's star duo of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for over half the Warriors' score in a 127-121 win at Toronto on Wednesday that extended their winning streak to five games.