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NBA Wrap: Warriors still undefeated, Thunder zap Grizzlies

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Klay Thompson scoring a season-high 39 points and Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists as the Golden State Warriors extended their perfect start with a 131-123 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).

The Warriors improved to 23-0. They have won 27 straight dating to last season, tying the 2012-13 Heat for the second-longest streak in NBA history.

Thompson scored 29 points in the first half. Golden State led by 28 in the fourth quarter before the Pacers pulled within six in the final 25 seconds.

The Warriors next play on Friday night in Boston.

Indiana was led by Paul George with 33 points and C.J. Miles with 24.

Indiana tied a dubious franchise record in its NBA era by allowing 44 first-quarter points and barely avoided another record-breaking defensive low when it trailed 79-60 at the half.

CAVALIERS 105, TRAIL BLAZERS 100

CLEVELAND — LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds as the Cavaliers rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to get the win.

Kevin Love added 18 points, and a second-half lineup adjustment by coach David Blatt helped Cleveland break a three-game losing streak.

James, who didn't play Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in Miami to rest, scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer and a three-point play down the stretch. He shot 14 for 24 from the field.

Damian Lillard scored 33 points for Portland, which blew a late lead Monday in Milwaukee and appeared to run out of gas as Cleveland came back in the second half.

NETS 110, ROCKETS 105

NEW YORK  — Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 22, and Brooklyn beat Houston to sweep the season series for the first time in 14 years.

Thaddeus Young finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have recorded two of their six victories this season against Houston. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points in place of injured rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 32 points for the Rockets, who fell behind by 18 points and got quiet nights from stars James Harden and Dwight Howard. Corey Brewer had 22 in extended minutes after starting forward Trevor Ariza was lost to a bruised lower back after 4 minutes.

THUNDER 125, GRIZZLIES 88

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, and Russell Westbrook added 13 points while matching his season high with 16 assists.

The Thunder built the lead to 35 through three quarters and coasted to their second straight win.

Serge Ibaka scored 17 for Oklahoma City, and DJ Augustin had 13. Dion Waiters finished with 12 points.

Mario Chalmers led Memphis with 19 points, and JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol had 11 apiece. It was the most points given up by Memphis this season.

The Thunder lead was large enough that the starters, including Westbrook and Durant, sat out the fourth quarter.

 

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