Paris-St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe and Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldo were in attendance as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets in Paris, France.
Former Manchester United winger David Beckham was also on court side as the Cavaliers won 111-102 at the Accor Arena in front of nearly 15,000 fans.
Donovan Mitchell was in imperious form as he a scored a season-high 45 points; 21 of which came in the fourth quarter, along with 12 rebounds. Caris LeVert added 21 points, while Jarrett Allen claimed 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.
Former NBA finals Most Valuable Player Tony Parker, PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lionesses stars Alessia Russo and Leah Williamson were also in attendance.
In other NBA match ups, substitute Bobby Portis inspired the Milwaukee Bucks to a 135-102 victory over the Boston Celtics. He scored a game-high 28 points and 12 rebounds.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo also claimed 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder enjoyed a dominant 139-77 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Thursday’s win was the fifth-widest margin in NBA regular-season history. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 31 points.
Elsewhere, Bradley Beal’s season-high 37 points and Devin Booker’s 31 points proved decisive as the Phoenix Suns run out 127-109 winners over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Also, the Dallas Mavericks survived a late scare to beat the visiting New York Knicks 128-124, with Kyrie Irving scoring a season-high 44 points and Tim Hardaway Jr adding 32 points.