Giannis Antetokounmpo urged his Milwaukee Bucks team-mates not to let up after they improved their league-leading record with a 117-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Antetokounmpo's 29 points and 12 rebounds fuelled Saturday's triumph as the NBA's Eastern Conference leaders extended their winning run to six matches.
The Bucks' latest victory came two days after they let a commanding double-figure lead against Boston Celtics diminish to four points, eventually holding on to win 128-123.
And reigning MVP Antetokounmpo accepts there is still room for improvement, despite leading the Miami Heat by seven and a half games in the East.
"We've got to keep getting better, game by game," he told reporters. "I think we're in a good place, but we've got to play good basketball for 48 minutes, not for a quarter or a couple of quarters.
"We've got to play the whole game and get ourselves to a place that we can play and compete for 48 minutes and be smart for 48 minutes, be sharp for 48 minutes.
"We were focused today [against the Nets]. We had the lead but we didn't play like we had the lead - we played like it was a tied game.
"We know that Brooklyn is a team that can get hot at any moment. They can make threes, they can go for runs, but we were able to be smart, move the ball and get good shots."