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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, December 15, 2014
DALLAS---The Golden State Warriors won their
franchise-record 15th straight game, with Stephen
Curry scoring 29 points and Klay Thompson adding
25 Saturday in a 105-98 victory over the Dallas Mav-
The Warriors became the 12th NBA team to open
a season 20-2. Steve Kerr, in his first season, is the
first coach to start that fast.
Curry and Thompson each scored 17 in the first
half as Golden State ran out to a 28-point lead. The
Mavericks got as close as seven in the final minute
of the game.
Monta Ellis scored 24 points to lead the Mavericks,
who played without Chandler Parsons because of a
sore back. Dallas dropped to 0-5 against the top seven
teams in the Western Conference.
Tobias Harris got a leaning, 13-foot jumper to rattle
in at the buzzer as Orlando snapped Atlanta s nine-
game winning streak with a 100-99 win of their own
over the Hawks.
Harris finished with 20 points, Evan Fournier added
19 and Nik Vucevic 18. Jeff Teague had 24 points,
leading six Hawks players in double figures. Al Horford
added 18 and Kyle Korver 11.
Mike Conley hit the tying three-pointer to send the
game into overtime and scored a career-high 36 points,
leading Memphis past Philadelphia 120-115.
The Grizzlies rallied from 18 points down over the
final seven minutes of regulation to keep the Sixers
winless at home. Conley scored 16 points in the fourth
and kept Memphis in the hunt for best record in the
Zach Randolph had 24 points and 11 rebounds. Con-
ley was 13 of 22 from the floor, hit five three-pointers
and had nine assists.
Michael Carter-Williams had an empty triple-double
for the Sixers with 16 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.
Dwight Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds in
his return from injury, James Harden had a triple-
double, and Houston overcame an early deficit to beat
Howard, who missed the previous 11 games with
a strained right knee, also reached a milestone, eclipsing
10,000 rebounds in his career.Harden had 24 points,
ten assists and ten rebounds for his third career triple-
Ty Lawson had 19 points and 12 assists, and Darrell
Arthur had a season-high 20 points for the Nuggets.
Brandon Knight scored 22 points, Giannis Antetok-
ounmpo added 20, and Milwaukee beat the Clippers
Barnes scored a season-high 26 points and JJ Redick
added 25 for Los Angeles.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 14 rebounds,
Damian Lillard added 18 points and Portland finished
its five-game road trip with a 95-85 victory over Indi-
CJ Watson had 23 points and Rodney Stuckey added
14 for the struggling Pacers (7-17), who have lost eight
straight. It s Indiana s longest losing streak since an
eight-game skid in December 2009.
Portland shot 77.8 per cent from the field against
the Pacers usually stout defense in the second quarter,
turning a one-point deficit into a 58-38 halftime lead.
Joe Johnson scored 22 points, Deron Williams and
Mason Plumlee had double-doubles and Brooklyn
beat Charlotte 114-87 for its second straight victory.
Williams had 18 points and 10 assists, and Plumlee
outplayed counterpart Al Jefferson with 11 points and
13 rebounds for the Nets (10-12), who eclipsed 100
points for the first time in 11 games.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 15 points for the Hornets
(6-17), who shot 36 per cent from the field in their
second straight loss.
Greg Monroe scored 24 points, Josh Smith had 21
points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the
Detroit Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 95-90 for
its second straight victory.
Rudy Gay made four three-pointers and scored 20,
and also added eight rebounds and eight assists for
the Kings. Carl Landry had 15 points and Ben McLemore
14 for Sacramento, who has dropped three straight
and eight of 10.
Andre Drummond had 12 points and 10 rebounds,
and Kyle Singler added 11 points for Detroit.
on record warpath Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30), Draymond Green (23) and
Klay Thompson (11) walk up court during the second half of an NBA match
against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday. Curry had 29-points, Green had 20-
points and Thompson had 25-points in the 105-98 Warriors win. AP PHOTO
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