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After slow start, Curry leads Warriors to 22-0

Warriors guard Stephen Curry leads a third-quarter run that ends the Nets’ upset bid.

Associated Press

Warriors guard Stephen Curry leads a third-quarter run that ends the Nets’ upset bid.

NEW YORK — Stephen Curry scored 16 of his 28 in the third quarter, and the Warriors ran their record start to 22-0 by beating the Nets 114-98 on Sunday night.

Draymond Green added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Klay Thompson scored 21 for the Warriors, who won their 26th in a row overall in the regular season, one behind the 2012-13 Heat for the second-longest streak in league history.

Coming off consecutive 40-point games, Curry was having a quiet and puzzling night, even missing his first three free throws. The Nets went on a 16-0 run in the second quarter, cutting the Warriors' lead to 57-54 at halftime, and Brook Lopez's turnaround gave the Nets a 58-57 lead early in the third.

With the Warriors leading, Curry put together one of his electrifying flurries, and Golden State put it away in a hurry with a blistering start to the fourth.

"It was pretty purposeful," Curry said of his decision to take over. "Just see if I could get some room, and impact the game. And things started to click."

The Warriors equaled another record, tying the 1969-70 Knicks for the best road start at 12-0.

Thaddeus Young had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Brook Lopez scored 18 for the Nets, who had their four-game home winning streak snapped.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Russell Westbrook had his third triple double of the season with 19 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds and the host Thunder rallied late to beat the Kings 98-95. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant hit the go-ahead jump shot with 23 seconds left and two free throws with 4.4 seconds left. … Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22, Andre Drummond added 18 points and 15 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Lakers 111-91 in Kobe Bryant's last visit to Detroit. Bryant, who finished with five points, received a standing ovation before the game. … Wesley Matthews scored 28 of his season-high 36 in the second half, and the visiting Mavericks beat the Wizards 116-104. … Jeff Green's dunk on an alley-oop inbounds pass from Courtney Lee with 0.5 seconds left gave the host Grizzlies a 95-93 victory over the Suns.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Kings rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein dislocated his right index finger Thursday, and the team said the sixth overall pick is expected to be out approximately four to six weeks. … Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will miss the rest of the team's road trip due to his sprained left ankle. Barnes was injured on Nov. 27 and is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Dec. 13. … Wizards center Marcin Gortat traveled home to Poland because of a family emergency and will miss at least the next two games. Wizards coach Randy Wittman said he didn't know whether Gortat would miss additional time.

Pistons 111, Lakers 91

L.A. LAKERS (91): Bryant 2-15 0-0 5, Randle 5-9 5-7 15, Hibbert 3-5 2-2 8, Russell 5-9 2-2 12, Clarkson 3-11 1-2 7, Williams 6-12 6-9 21, Bass 3-4 0-0 6, World Peace 0-2 0-0 0, Nance Jr. 0-0 2-2 2, Young 0-3 0-0 0, Sacre 1-3 0-0 2, Huertas 3-5 1-1 8, Kelly 1-2 3-4 5. Totals 32-80 22-29 91.

DETROIT (111): Morris 4-13 1-3 9, Ilyasova 3-5 0-0 7, Drummond 8-12 2-5 18, Jackson 6-13 6-6 20, Caldwell-Pope 9-14 3-3 22, Tolliver 3-9 1-2 9, Baynes 1-6 0-0 2, Johnson 2-10 2-2 6, Blake 3-5 1-1 9, Hilliard 1-5 2-2 5, Dinwiddie 1-1 0-0 2, Bullock 0-0 2-2 2, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-93 20-26 111.

L.A. Lakers 19 23 23 26— 91

Detroit 32 33 25 21— 111

3-Point GoalsL.A. Lakers 5-18 (Williams 3-6, Huertas 1-1, Bryant 1-6, Clarkson 0-1, Russell 0-1, Kelly 0-1, Young 0-2), Detroit 9-24 (Blake 2-2, Jackson 2-2, Tolliver 2-7, Ilyasova 1-2, Caldwell-Pope 1-2, Hilliard 1-4, Morris 0-2, Johnson 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsL.A. Lakers 47 (Randle 11), Detroit 66 (Drummond 15). AssistsL.A. Lakers 12 (Huertas 4), Detroit 20 (Jackson 6). Total FoulsL.A. Lakers 21, Detroit 21. Flagrant Fouls—Young. Ejected—Young. A20,228 (22,076).

Mavericks 116, Wizards 104

DALLAS (116): Matthews 12-23 2-2 36, Nowitzki 5-8 8-10 19, Pachulia 3-6 4-5 10, Williams 2-12 6-6 11, Felton 5-13 0-0 11, Villanueva 3-4 3-3 10, Harris 3-4 1-1 7, J.Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 3-3 0-0 7, Jenkins 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 38-76 24-27 116.

WASHINGTON (104): Porter 7-17 0-0 15, Dudley 2-7 1-1 6, Hollins 0-2 0-0 0, Wall 12-22 4-4 28, Beal 7-19 3-6 21, Blair 3-3 1-3 7, Temple 0-1 0-0 0, Neal 8-14 0-1 18, Sessions 3-4 3-6 9, Oubre Jr. 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-89 12-21 104.

Dallas 29 26 32 29— 116

Washington 28 30 26 20— 104

3-Point GoalsDallas 16-31 (Matthews 10-17, Nowitzki 1-1, Evans 1-1, Jenkins 1-2, Villanueva 1-2, Williams 1-4, Felton 1-4), Washington 8-27 (Beal 4-6, Neal 2-7, Dudley 1-3, Porter 1-6, Temple 0-1, Sessions 0-1, Wall 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 56 (Felton 10), Washington 41 (Porter 11). AssistsDallas 25 (Williams 9), Washington 22 (Wall 10). Total FoulsDallas 17, Washington 22. A16,394 (20,308).

Warriors 114, Nets 98

GOLDEN STATE (114): Rush 1-2 0-0 3, Green 7-10 6-9 22, Bogut 0-1 0-2 0, Curry 11-17 1-4 28, K.Thompson 8-18 2-2 21, Iguodala 2-8 0-0 4, Ezeli 5-7 2-5 12, Livingston 2-6 0-0 4, Barbosa 4-5 0-0 11, Speights 3-8 1-1 7, Clark 0-2 0-0 0, McAdoo 0-1 0-0 0, J.Thompson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 44-86 12-23 114.

BROOKLYN (98): Johnson 4-12 0-0 9, Young 11-19 3-6 25, Lopez 7-14 4-4 18, Jack 3-13 5-6 11, Bogdanovic 2-7 0-0 5, Robinson 0-2 1-2 1, Ellington 1-3 0-0 3, Larkin 5-9 2-3 13, Reed 2-3 0-2 4, Brown 3-6 0-0 7, Sloan 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 39-89 15-23 98.

Golden State 30 27 30 27— 114

Brooklyn 16 38 26 18— 98

3-Point GoalsGolden State 14-33 (Curry 5-9, Barbosa 3-3, K.Thompson 3-10, Green 2-2, Rush 1-2, Clark 0-1, Livingston 0-1, Speights 0-1, Iguodala 0-4), Brooklyn 5-17 (Ellington 1-2, Larkin 1-2, Johnson 1-3, Bogdanovic 1-3, Brown 1-3, Young 0-1, Jack 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsGolden State 53 (Green, Iguodala 9), Brooklyn 58 (Young 14). AssistsGolden State 25 (Green 7), Brooklyn 21 (Larkin 6). Total FoulsGolden State 18, Brooklyn 18. TechnicalsGolden State defensive three second. A17,732 (17,732).

Grizzlies 95, Suns 93

PHOENIX (93): Tucker 3-7 0-0 6, Leuer 3-11 3-5 10, Len 5-6 2-2 12, Bledsoe 8-22 5-7 23, Knight 7-15 1-1 17, Warren 3-4 0-0 6, Teletovic 5-10 1-2 14, Booker 2-6 0-0 5, Price 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-82 12-17 93.

MEMPHIS (95): Je.Green 5-11 0-1 10, Randolph 5-16 0-0 10, Gasol 9-17 4-6 22, Conley 4-14 2-4 12, Allen 0-4 0-0 0, Lee 7-12 2-2 18, Ja.Green 2-4 3-3 7, Barnes 1-4 3-4 5, Chalmers 3-7 4-4 11, Carter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-90 18-24 95.

Phoenix 16 25 27 25— 93

Memphis 20 23 24 28— 95

3-Point GoalsPhoenix 9-31 (Teletovic 3-8, Bledsoe 2-6, Knight 2-7, Booker 1-1, Leuer 1-3, Price 0-1, Warren 0-1, Tucker 0-4), Memphis 5-15 (Lee 2-2, Conley 2-5, Chalmers 1-3, Carter 0-1, Barnes 0-2, Je.Green 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPhoenix 56 (Leuer 11), Memphis 55 (Ja.Green, Randolph 9). AssistsPhoenix 20 (Bledsoe 6), Memphis 23 (Lee, Conley 6). Total FoulsPhoenix 24, Memphis 16. TechnicalsLen, Phoenix defensive three second, Barnes. A16,022 (18,119).

Thunder 98, Kings 95

SACRAMENTO (95): Gay 8-18 2-2 20, Casspi 4-9 1-4 11, Cousins 5-20 3-9 13, Rondo 3-9 1-2 7, McLemore 1-2 0-0 2, Belinelli 6-13 3-3 16, Koufos 4-5 2-4 10, D.Collison 4-10 6-6 16, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 35-88 18-30 95.

OKLAHOMA CITY (98): Durant 7-13 5-7 20, Ibaka 6-8 0-0 12, Adams 3-8 0-0 6, Westbrook 7-13 4-5 19, Roberson 1-7 1-2 3, Waiters 2-12 4-4 10, Kanter 4-9 6-9 14, Augustin 0-2 0-0 0, Payne 1-3 0-0 3, Singler 1-4 0-1 2, Morrow 3-7 2-3 9. Totals 35-86 22-31 98.

Sacramento 25 23 16 31— 95

Okla. City 28 23 25 22— 98

3-Point GoalsSacramento 7-24 (D.Collison 2-4, Casspi 2-4, Gay 2-6, Belinelli 1-6, Rondo 0-1, Cousins 0-3), Oklahoma City 6-22 (Waiters 2-4, Payne 1-2, Morrow 1-3, Westbrook 1-3, Durant 1-6, Singler 0-1, Roberson 0-1, Augustin 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSacramento 55 (Cousins 10), Oklahoma City 70 (Adams 12). AssistsSacramento 20 (Rondo 10), Oklahoma City 18 (Westbrook 10). Total FoulsSacramento 20, Oklahoma City 22. A1,823 (18,203).

After slow start, Curry leads Warriors to 22-0 12/06/15 [Last modified: Sunday, December 6, 2015 10:27pm]
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