Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook combined in one of their best-ever team performances as the Washington Wizards beat the Utah Jazz on Thursday.
Beal scored 43 points while Russell Westbrook had 35 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists for his 13th triple-double of the season as the Wizards beat the Jazz 131-122.
Utah still boast the NBA's best record (29-11) and that's partly to the efforts of Australian Joe Ingles.
The Boomer enjoyed a career-high 34 points that included eight three-pointers in his 33 minutes of game time, while Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell equalled his season-high 42 points.
But there was no denying Washington as Beal posted his fifth 40-point game of the season, while Westbrook's 15 rebounds equalled a season high.
"They play fast, that's what Russ has done his whole career," Ingles said.
"But they play fast off makes and misses, they push the ball and we were jogging back. I think that was a massive part of them getting on the rim early."
One-and-a-half games behind the Jazz in the Western Conference are the Lakers after they enjoyed a 116-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets in Los Angeles.
LeBron James had 37 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and LA won their fourth straight.
Dennis Schroder chipped in with 22 points and seven assists as the defending champions moved above the Phoenix Suns, who were beaten 123-119 by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Anthony Edwards scored a career-high 42 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 41 and the league's worst team inflicted just a fifth defeat on the Suns in their last 23 games and improved their own record to 10-31.
In Portland, Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Trail Blazers scored a 101-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Enes Kanter added 16 points and 13 rebounds and Carmelo Anthony 15 points for the hosts, while Zion Williamson had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the beaten Pels.
Julius Randle's third triple-double of the season (18 points, 17 assists, 10 rebounds) led the New York Knicks past the Orlando Magic 94-93 at Madison Square Garden, while Trae Young and Bogdan Bogdanovic each scored 23 points as the Atlanta Hawks won their seventh straight in beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-93.