A brilliant display by Stephen Curry inspired the Golden State Warriors to victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Curry scored 17 of his season-high 47 points in the final quarter as the Warriors ended their five-game losing streak with a 116-113 win.
The 34-year-old has scored at least 30 points in eight of the 10 games he has played for the champions this season.
“We know how to do it. I just needed to light the fire a little bit. Whatever it takes to win,” Curry said.
“There was a sense of hopelessness following that road trip, struggling the way we did. We can always show that kind of grit and competitiveness to win a game like this.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said: “Steph was breathtaking. He’s obviously one of the greatest players of all time.
“He plays so well so many nights, but it even seemed like something special to him. He just pissed us off.”
Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points and Klay Thompson added 16 for the Warriors, who are 12th in the 15-team Western Conference.
Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Bucks’ The undefeated start to the season ended with a 117-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Teenager AJ Griffin came off the bench to score 24 points to set up a comeback victory after the Hawks led 58-52 at halftime.
“Before the game the coach said ‘believe’. I feel like the whole team wanted more,” the 19-year-old said.
“It was a great win. We knew the game plan – just step in and make sure we support each other.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored with 25 points for the Bucks, who had won their previous nine games.
The Los Angeles LakersThe poor start to the season continued as they lost to the Utah Jazz for the second time in three days.
Lauri Markkanen scored the most with 23 points in a 139-116 victory for the Jazz, who also beat the Lakers 130-116 on Saturday.
The Lakers, who were without an injured Lebron James, are second in the Western Conference after losing eight of their 10 games so far, including their last three.