The Golden State Warriors set an NBA record of 51 points in the first quarter to earn a 142-111 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 16, 2019
Kevin Durant added 27 points as his side produced 21 three-pointers – including 10 in the opening quarter for a franchise record.
As well as breaking the 50-point barrier held by several teams, the monster win at Pepsi Center snapped Denver's 12-game home winning run, and put the Warriors half a game ahead of their conference rivals.
The Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, had a big night at Wells Fargo Center, scoring 83 points in the first half before dishing out a 149-107 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Joel Embiid scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Jimmy Butler – with 19 points – enjoyed a successful first meeting against his former team after last November's trade deal.
In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored his fourth triple-double of the season with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against the Miami Heat.
Eric Bledsoe added 17 points in the 124-86 win, giving the Bucks the second-best NBA record on 31-12.
The Los Angeles Lakers found a way to win without LeBron James, having fallen 4-7 since losing the forward in December to a groin injury, and handed the Chicago Bulls their eighth straight loss with the 107-100 victory.
Meanwhile, John Collins scored 26 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 142-126 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers eased past the Phoenix Suns 131-97.