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Thompson leads record rout

INDIANAPOLIS — Klay Thompson kept his shooting touch in sync Monday night.

The All-Star guard dazzled Pacers fans with a knockout performance. He scored 25 points in 26 minutes and took the entire fourth quarter off, leading the Warriors to a 120-83 rout for their eighth consecutive victory.

It was the worst home loss for Indiana in its NBA history, breaking the previous mark set by the Clippers in a 102-68 rout.

Thompson went 10 of 18 from the field and 4 of 10 on 3-pointers.

"He's a professional shooter," teammate Stephen Curry said. "There's no two ways around it. It's the same process — getting in the gym, getting shots up, never losing confidence and sticking with it."

Curry finished with 22 points. Kevin Durant had 14 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.

Rodman charged with hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES — Dennis Rodman was charged with causing a hit-and-run crash, lying to police and driving without a valid license after police say he drove the wrong way down a freeway in Santa Ana, Calif., on July 20, prosecutors said. Rodman was charged with four misdemeanors: causing a hit-and-run accident with property damage, driving across a highway divider, giving false information to police and driving without a valid license, according to a news release from the Orange County, Calif., district attorney's office. Rodman, 55, could face up to two years in prison if convicted, prosecutors said. He will be arraigned in January.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Giannis Antetokounmpo had his first triple-double of the season to lead the Bucks over the Magic 93-89. Antetokounmpo had with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The Bucks beat Orlando at home for the eighth time in nine games. … Philadelphia won its fourth straight home game as Joel Embiid scored 22 to lead the 76ers over the Heat 101-94.

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