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NEW YORK---Stephen Curry scored 16 of his
28 points in the third quarter and the Golden
State Warriors ran their NBA-record start to 22-
0 by beating the Brooklyn Nets 114-98 on Sunday
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 Miami Heat for the second-longest streak in
Coming off consecutive 40-point games, Curry
was having a relatively quiet and even puzzling
night---he missed his first three free throws---
before helping the Warriors regain control against
a team that nearly beat them this season and
looked capable of finishing the job this time.
THUNDER 98, KINGS 95
OKLAHOMA CITY---Russell Westbrook had his
third triple-double of the season with 19 points,
10 assists and 11 rebounds and Oklahoma City
rallied late to beat Sacramento.
Kevin Durant committed ten turnovers but hit
the go-ahead jumper with 23 seconds left and
two free throws with 4.4 seconds left to cap a
20-point, nine-rebound outing for Oklahoma
The Thunder won their fourth straight home
game. Since the franchise moved to Oklahoma
City, it is 14-0 against Sacramento in Chesapeake
Energy Arena and 23-4 overall.
NBA assists leader Rajon Rondo had ten to go
with seven points for the Kings. Rudy Gay scored
20 points for Sacramento, and the Kings missed
a chance to force overtime when Marco Belinelli
air balled on a 3-point attempt from the corner
in the final seconds.
GRIZZLIES 95, SUNS 93
MEMPHIS---Jeff Green s dunk on an alley-oop
inbound pass from Courtney Lee with 0.5 sec-
onds left gave Memphis a victory over Phoenix.
The Suns last chance to tie the game came on
Eric Bledsoe s shot from the right corner. The
two-point attempt was long, sending Phoenix to
its fourth straight loss despite a late rally that
pulled the Suns even.
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 22 points. The
inbound pass from Lee capped a fourth quarter
in which he scored 13 of his 18 points.
Mike Conley had 12 points and Mario Chalmers
finished with 11. Green and Zach Randolph scored
10 points apiece.
Bledsoe led the Suns with 23 points and six
assists and also had seven rebounds. Brandon
Knight scored 17 points and Mirza Teletovic had
14. Alex Len had 12, while Jon Leuer finished
with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
MAVERICKS 116, WIZARDS 104
WASHINGTON---Wesley Matthews scored 28 of
his season-high 36 points in the second half
and Dallas beat Washington.
He hit 10 3-pointers overall and eight in the
The Mavericks took the lead early in the third
quarter and pulled away in the fourth.
John Wall led Washington with 28 points but
injured his right leg colliding with Dallas Jeremy
Evans and was helped off the court
with 1:14 left.
Dirk Nowitzki had 19 points and
Raymond Felton added 11 points
and 10 rebounds. Deron Williams
helped with 11 points, nine assists
and seven rebounds.
The injury-plagued Wizards
dressed just ten players for the third
time in eight days.
PISTONS 111, LAKERS 91
Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points,
Andre Drummond added 18 points
and 15 rebounds and Detroit beat
Los Angeles in Kobe Bryant s last
visit to Detroit.
Reggie Jackson added 20 points
as the Pistons won their fourth
Lou Williams scored 21 points
and Julius Randle added 15 points
and 11 rebounds as Los Angeles lost
for the ninth time in ten games.
Bryant received a standing ova-
tion before the game, when the
arena went dark while Pistons pub-
lic address announcer John Mason
read off his long list of achieve-
ments, graciously skipping the loss
to Detroit in the 2004 Finals.
Bryant missed his first nine
shots, and when he finally made
one---a 3-pointer midway through
the third quarter---the fans gave
him his second ovation of the night
and a brief "KO-BE" chant broke
Warriors top Nets
114-98 to reach 22-0
Brooklyn Nets forward
Thaddeus Young (30)
defends Golden State
Draymond Green (23)
in the first half of an
NBA basketball game,
Sunday night in New
York. Warriors won
114-98. AP PHOTO
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