NBA Wrap: Curry sinks 8 treys as Warriors improve to 35-2

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LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had 25 points and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 97-83 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).

DeAndre Jordan, making a push for his first career All-Star selection, had 19 rebounds. It was the 11th straight game in double digits for the franchise's career rebounding leader. He led the NBA in rebounding the previous two seasons.

J.J. Redick added 17 points for the Clippers. The winning streak is their fourth of eight or more games in the past four seasons. They had an 11-game run in 2013-14, a nine-game stretch last season, and won a franchise-record 17 straight in 2012-13 — including a 16-0 December.

Jeremy Lin had 26 points for the Hornets. They have lost a season-worst six in a row and seven straight on the road.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers and scored 38 points, Draymond Green added 25 and Golden State defeated Sacramento for its sixth consecutive victory.

The Warriors (35-2) broke loose for 36 points in the third quarter and built a 12-point lead. Curry had 14 points in the fourth to hold off the Kings.

Golden State swept the four-game season series and has beaten Sacramento 12 straight times.

Green hit five 3s and grabbed nine rebounds. The Warriors shot 19 of 37 on 3-pointers, hitting 12 in the opening half — the most the Kings have allowed in a half all season.

DeMarcus Cousins had 21 of his 33 points in the first half and added 10 rebounds for the Kings. Rudy Gay scored 23.

HAWKS 120, BULLS 105

ATLANTA — Al Horford scored a season-high 33 points and had 10 rebounds, Paul Millsap added 18 points and Atlanta beat Chicago.

Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter for Chicago, and Nikola Mirotic had 24 points. The Bulls had won six straight.

Atlanta has won two straight after dropping three of four.

RAPTORS 108, 76ERS 95

PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and DeMar DeRozan added 19 to lead Toronto over Philadelphia.

Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points for the Atlantic Division leaders, who will go for their fourth straight win when they wrap up a six-game road trip against Orlando on Thursday in London.

Ish Smith scored a career-high 28 points and rookie Jahlil Okafor had 19 for Philadelphia, which dropped to 4-35. The 76ers have lost 11 straight games to Toronto.


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Detroit pulled away at the beginning of the fourth quarter to beat Brooklyn for their third straight victory.

Reggie Jackson had 23 points and eight assists for Detroit, and Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and 13 rebounds. The Pistons played without forward Marcus Morris, who sat out with left knee tendinitis.

Brook Lopez had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Nets, who have lost four straight.


ORLANDO, Fla. — John Wall had 24 points and 10 assists to help Washington defeat Orlando for the 12th straight time.

The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Wizards, who got double-figure scoring from all five starters and reserve Gary Neal. Otto Porter, Jared Dudley and Neal each scored 16 points, Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Garrett Temple added 11 points.

The Magic were led by Nikola Vucevic, who had 23 points and nine rebounds. Orlando has lost five of six.

JAZZ 98, HEAT 83

SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 34 points and Utah beat Miami to break a three-game losing streak.

Hayward came out of the locker room after a passive first half and scored 18 points in the third quarter, including nine in a row to give the Jazz a 68-60 lead.

The Heat got as close as four in the fourth, but a late 6-0 run pushed the lead back to 88-78.

Trey Burke scored 11 points off the bench and Raul Neto matched a career high with 13 for the Jazz.

Chris Bosh led the Heat with 24 points. Dwyane Wade was held to eight on 3-for-17 shooting.












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