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SACRAMENTO --- Golden State s
Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers
and scored 38 points to lead the War-
riors to a 128-116 win at Sacramento
on Saturday, extending their run of vic-
tories against the Kings to an even
The result kept the Warriors 11 games
clear in the NBA s Pacific Division ahead
of the Los Angeles Clippers, who made
it eight straight wins by defeating Char-
There was a change of leader in the
Southeast Division as Atlanta moved to
the top with a victory over Chicago,
leapfrogging Miami which was well beat-
en by Utah.
Golden State broke loose of the Kings
with a 36-point third quarter which built
a 12-point lead. Curry had 14 points in
the fourth to keep the hosts at arm s
Draymond Green added 25, hitting five
3s and grabbing nine rebounds. The War-
riors shot 19 of 37 on 3-pointers, hitting
12 in the opening half; the most the Kings
have allowed in a half all season.
DeMarcus Cousins had 21 of his 33
points in the first half and added 10
rebounds for Sacramento.
Atlanta s Al Horford scored a season-
high 33 points and had 10 rebounds to
lead the Hawks past Chicago 120-105.
Paul Millsap added 18 points for the
Hawks. Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his
27 points in the third quarter for the
Bulls, who had won their previous six
Los Angeles Chris Paul had 25 points
and seven assists as the Clippers kept
up their form surge with a 97-83 win
over Charlotte. DeAndre Jordan, making
a push for his first career All-Star selec-
tion, had 19 rebounds. It was the 11th
straight game in double digits for the
franchise s career rebounding leader.
Jeremy Lin had 26 points for the Hor-
nets, who have lost a season-worst six
in a row and seven straight on the road.
Utah s Gordon Hayward scored a sea-
son-high 34 points to power the Jazz
past Miami 98-83.
After a passive first half, Hayward
scored 18 points in the third quarter,
including nine in a row to give the Jazz
a 68-60 lead. The Heat got as close as
four in the fourth, but a late 6-0 run all
but sealed it.
Trey Burke scored 11 points off the
bench for the Jazz, who ended a three-
game skid. Chris Bosh led the Heat with
24 points. Dwyane Wade was held to
eight on 3-for-17 shooting.
Washington notched its 12th successive
win over Orlando by defeating the Magic
Detroit pulled away in the fourth quar-
ter to beat Brooklyn 103-89, sending the
Nets to a fourth successive defeat.
Toronto extended its sequence of wins
over Philadelphia to 11 by downing the
JOHANNESBURG---Brandon Stone won the South
African Open yesterday for his maiden European
Tour title, becoming the youngest player to win the
event since it joined the tour schedule in 1997.
The 22-year-old South African finished with a
roller-coaster round of 71 that had seven birdies and
also six bogeys, but it was still enough for a two-shot
win over fellow home player Christiaan Bezuiden-
Stone finished 14 under par at Glendower Golf Club
in a tournament that was interrupted by stormy weath-
er, forcing the first three rounds to be suspended and
carried over to the following day.
Stone was in tears after completing victory at golf s
second oldest national open after the British Open.
He held a five-shot lead at one point but had to fight
in the end to hold off Bezuidenhout s late charge.
Bezuidenhout finished with a superb 5-under 67
to nearly steal victory at the end.
Englishman Daniel Brooks, who was tied for the
lead with Stone when the third round was suspended
on Saturday, closed with a 72 to finish 11 under and
three shots behind Stone in third. Brooks held a two-
shot lead with nine holes to play, but couldn t keep
Stone only claimed his first professional victory
late last year on the South African Sunshine Tour.
He appeared to have blown his chances at Glendower
with a run of three straight bogeys and four dropped
shots in five holes approaching the turn on Sunday.
He shrugged that off to collect four birdies in five
holes from No. 12 and finished par-par to win.
The tears began to flow for Stone on the green at
No. 18 when he put his third shot close, pretty much
guaranteeing him victory.
He rolled in the par putt and had to wait for the
last few players to come home. No one had a realistic
chance of catching him.
Retief Goosen finished in a four-way tie for fourth
on 9 under alongside Branden Grace, Justin Walters
and Keith Horne.
ever to win South
Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry, right, drives to the basket
against his brother, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry
during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday. The
Warriors won 128-116. AP PHOTO
Curry too hot for Kings as
Warriors continue winning
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