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scoring a season-high 39 points,
Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven
rebounds and ten assists, and the
Golden State Warriors extended their
perfect start with a 131--123 victory
over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday
The Warriors improved to 23--0. They
have won 27 straight dating to last sea-
son, tying the 2012-13 Heat for the sec-
ond-longest streak in NBA history.
Thompson scored 29 points in the
first half. Golden State led by 28 in the
fourth quarter before the Pacers pulled
within six in the final 25 seconds.
The Warriors next play on Friday
night in Boston.
Indiana was led by Paul George with
33 points and CJ Miles with 24.
Indiana tied a dubious franchise
record in its NBA era by allowing 44
first-quarter points and barely avoided
another record-breaking defensive low
when it trailed 79--60 at the half.
Cavaliers 105, Trail Blazers 100
CLEVELAND---LeBron James had 33
points and 10 rebounds, and the Cav-
aliers rallied from an 18-point first-
half deficit to get the win.
Kevin Love added 18 points, and a
second-half lineup adjustment by coach
David Blatt helped Cleveland break a
three-game losing streak.
James, who didn t play Saturday in
Miami to rest, scored 14 points in the
fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer
and a three-point play down the
stretch. He shot 14 for 24 from the
Damian Lillard scored 33 points for
Portland, which blew a late lead Mon-
day in Milwaukee and appeared to run
out of gas as Cleveland came back in
the second half.
Nets 110, Rockets 105
NEW YORK---Brook Lopez scored 24
points, Joe Johnson had 22, and Brook-
lyn beat Houston to sweep the season
series for the first time in 14 years.
Thaddeus Young finished with 20
points and 12 rebounds for the Nets,
who have recorded two of their six vic-
tories this season against Houston.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points in
place of injured rookie Rondae Hollis-
Marcus Thornton scored a season-
high 32 points for the Rockets, who fell
behind by 18 points and got quiet nights
from stars James Harden and Dwight
Howard. Corey Brewer had 22 in
extended minutes after starting forward
Trevor Ariza was lost to a bruised lower
back after four minutes.
Thunder 125, Grizzlies 88
MEMPHIS---Kevin Durant had 32
points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma
City, and Russell Westbrook added 13
points while matching his season high
with 16 assists. The Thunder built the
lead to 35 through three quarters and
coasted to their second straight win.
Serge Ibaka scored 17 for Oklahoma
City, and DJ Augustin had 13. Dion
Waiters finished with 12 points.
Mario Chalmers led Memphis with
19 points, and JaMychal Green and
Marc Gasol had 11 apiece. It was the
most points given up by Memphis this
season. The Thunder lead was large
enough that the starters, including
Westbrook and Durant, sat out the
Kings 114, Jazz 106
SACRAMENTO---Kings star DeMarcus
Cousins had 23 points, 12 rebounds and
six assists, and Rudy Gay also scored
23 points in California.
The Kings took a 12-point lead after
one quarter and never trailed again in
ending a three-game losing streak.
Omri Casspi scored 19 points and
Rajon Rondo had 17 points and 13 assists
for the Kings. It was the 13th time this
season that Rondo had ten or more
assists. Sacramento shot 55.8 per cent.
Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward had
18 points apiece for Utah, which had
beaten the Kings three straight and five
of six times.
Magic 85, Nuggets 74
DENVER---Nikola Vucevic had 18
points and 13 rebounds, Evan Fournier
hit a big 3-pointer late and Orlando
got the win on the road.
Elfrid Payton finished with 18 points
as the Magic snapped a five-game skid
against the Nuggets.
With the Magic up by two with 2:38
remaining, Fournier knocked down a
3 to give them some breathing room.
Orlando has made a 3-pointer in 677
straight games dating to 2007, a streak
that was in jeopardy until Fournier s
shot. The team finished 1 for 16 from
Reserve Will Barton scored 23 points
for the Nuggets, who fell to 0--11 this
season when scoring less than 100
Thompson catches fire to lead Warriors to 23--0
Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) tries
to tie up Golden State Warriors guard
Klay Thompson (11) during the second
half of an NBA basketball game in
Indianapolis, Tuesday night. The Warrior
defeated the Pacers 131--123. AP PHOTO
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