The NBA-leading Utah Jazz have gone on another three-point barrage to see off Charlotte Hornets 132-110 on Monday night in Salt Lake City.
Australia’s Joe Ingles and Georges Niang scored 21 apiece, with all of their points coming via 14 three-pointers, and Jordan Clarkson added 20 points with five treys as the Jazz won for the 21st time in 23 games.
“When you’re in rhythm and shots are going in, life is really good,” Niang said.
“You feel like you’re in a zone … When you make shots, life is great. There are no problems ever in the world.”
Donovan Mitchell finished with 23 points and eight assists and Utah (25-6) became the fastest team in NBA history to make 500 three-pointers in a season, reaching that milestone in just 31 games.
Mike Conley (four three-pointers), Mitchell (three triples) and Royce O’Neale (two treys) contributed to the Jazz hitting a franchise-record 28 three-pointers on 55 attempts.
“The No.1 team in the league wins a game like that,” Mitchell said.
“That’s really where our head is at. That’s where we need to continue to be.”
Rookie LaMelo Ball and former Jazz star Gordon Hayward each had 21 points for the visiting Hornets.
Bradley Beal scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook 32 to lead an in-form Washington Wizards to a 127-124 overtime win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.
The Wizards (11-17), who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half, extended their longest winning streak in three years to five straight.
LeBron James had 31 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds, and Montrezl Harrell had a season-high 26 points for the defending NBA champion Lakers (22-10), who lost their fourth game in five.
In Arizona, Devin Booker scored 34 points and the Suns thrashed Portland Trail Blazers 132-100.
Phoenix have won nine of their past 10 games and the 32-point victory was their largest margin of the season.
The Suns, up to fourth in the Western Conference, improved to 20-10 on the season while the Blazers fell to 18-12, one game behind.
Elsewhere, Dallas Mavericks beat Memphis Grizzlies 102-92, Chicago Bulls were 120-100 winners at Houston Rockets, and Miami Heat were 108-94 victors over the Thunder in Oklahoma City.