The Atlanta Hawks have broken all kinds of franchise records this season, and they shattered another on Monday night after draining 20 3s in the win over the Sacramento Kings.
Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll each scored 20 points as the Hawks became the first team in the NBA to reach 50 wins in the regular season, as they scored a season-high in points too.
Korver went 6-of-8 from 3-point range as he overcame his slump, while all five Atlanta starters finished the game in double figures as they punished one of the league’s worst defenses.
The win moves them to 50-13 for the season, as they continue to lead the way in the Eastern Conference with their rivals all stumbling along the way.
That group includes the Chicago Bulls who lost to the Memphis Grizzlies at the United Center, with Marc Gasol leading the visitors with 23 points.
Nikola Mirotic responded with 18 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for Chicago to overcome Memphis as they continue to struggle with their make-shift back-court.
In contrast, there were no such problems for the Golden State Warriors who improved to 50-12 just hours after Atlanta reached the magic 50, with Stephen Curry putting up 36 points along with six rebounds and five assists against the Phoenix Suns.
Klay Thompson added 25 as the Warriors claim the best record in the NBA.
The Los Angeles Clippers bounced back from their loss to Golden State with a comfortable win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 17 rebounds in another monster performance, and the play below was certainly the highlight of his night.
There was also a huge win for the New Orleans Pelicans on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks, with Anthony Davis scoring a career-high 43 points.
The win moves the Pelicans to within a half-game of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
Washington Wizards 95-69 Charlotte Hornets
Sacramento Kings 105-130 Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics 100-90 Miami Heat
Memphis Grizzlies 101-91 Chicago Bulls
New Orleans Pelicans 114-103 Milwaukee Bucks
New York Knicks 78-106 Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors 98-80 Phoenix Suns
Minnesota Timberwolves 76-89 Los Angeles Clippers