The Golden State Warriors tied the NBA record for the best 49-game start to the season after they beat the Washington Wizards 134-121.
The Warriors won for an eighth straight game to make it 45-4 for the campaign, equalling the Philadelphia 76ers' start in 1966-67.
Stephen Curry was the driving force as he registered a mammoth 51 points, 36 in the first half, dwarfing an impressive enough effort from the Wizards' John Wall, who scored 41.
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Curry - last season's MVP - again showcased his talent with 11 three-pointers, levelling his career best.
Klay Thompson poured in 24 points, including six threes while Draymond Green recorded a double-double of 12 points and as many assists.
The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a third defeat under new coach Tyronn Lue as they were beaten 106-97 by the Charlotte Hornets.
The Cavaliers were in a good position at the halfway point, leading by nine, but a fine third quarter brought the Hornets back into it as they outscored their visitors by 33-17.
Jeremy Lin top-scored for the Hornets with 24 points, while Kyrie Irving registered 26 for the Cavaliers, who saw a five-game winning streak snapped.
The Oklahoma City Thunder won for a fifth time in a row with a last-gasp triumph over the Orlando Magic.
With the scores tied on 114 with just half a second left on the clock, Kevin Durant threw a three-pointer to earn a 117-114 success and leave his tally at 37 for the match.
Russell Westbrook was the real star of the show, though, with a third successive triple-double that consisted of 24 points, 19 rebounds and 14 assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge threw a season's best 36 points for the San Antonio Spurs as they beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-97 to remain unbeaten at home.
20 points from Chris Bosh helped Miami Heat see off the Dallas Mavericks 93-90. Atlanta's bench combined for 80 points as the Hawks blew out the Philadelphia 76ers 124-86 while the Boston Celtics won for a seventh time in eight games by getting the better of the Detroit Pistons 102-95, Isaiah Thomas leading the way with 17.
C.J. Miles came up big off the bench with 27 points as the Indiana Pacers won 114-100 at the Brooklyn Nets. Derrick Favors recorded 16 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in the Utah Jazz's 85-81 victory over the Denver Nuggets. the Chicago Bulls enjoyed a 107-102 success over the Sacramento Kings and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the LA Clippers 108-102.
Despite Jimmy Butler being out with left knee tendinitis, the Chicago Bulls enjoyed a 107-102 success over the Sacramento Kings and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the LA Clippers 108-102, Andrew Wiggins scoring 31.