In Miami, the Heat scored a franchise-record 46 first-quarter points in a 129-100 rout of Houston Rockets.
The Heat led by as many as 41 points in the first half as they improved their season record to 5-1 – their best start since they last won an NBA title in the 2012/2013 season.
Jimmy Butler, Miami’s biggest off-season acquisition, had one of the game’s best stat lines with 18 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals.
The Heat, who never trailed in the game, also got a team-high 23 points from Duncan Robinson and 21 points from Meyers Leonard.
Rockets shooting guard James Harden had a game-high 29 points in just 26 minutes – including a perfect 14 from the free-throw line.
Houston point guard Russell Westbrook, an eight-time All-Star and the NBA’s MVP in 2017, was held to just 10 points on three-for-11 shooting.
Elsewhere, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic recorded his second consecutive triple-double in a 131-111 win at Cleveland Cavaliers.
Doncic finished with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists for Dallas, who trailed 73-69 with four minutes and 52 seconds remaining in the third quarter before dominating from that point.
Also on Sunday, De’Aaron Fox scored 24 points and Buddy Hield added 22 as Sacramento Kings beat New York Knicks 113-92 for their second straight victory after an 0-5 start.