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of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in
Philadelphia. Warriors won 110-90. AP PHOTO
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PHILADELPHIA---Golden State s Andre
Iguodala made a career-high seven 3-
pointers and scored 32 points as the
Warriors beat Philadelphia 110-90 on
Monday, inflicting a first loss of the
season on the 76ers after three-straight
Also Monday, the Los Angeles Clippers
had seven players reach double figures
in beating Houston, Cleveland hung on
to beat Minnesota by a point, and Mem-
phis rallied in the final quarter to beat
Golden State s Stephen Curry had 18
points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, but
Iguodala rightly stole the headlines with
a sensational performance, scoring 27
points and six three-pointers in the first
half. He also made the best play of the
season thus far with a behind-the-back
pass in midair that hit David Lee in stride
down the lane for a stunning assist.
Sixers rookie point guard Michael
Carter-Williams, the Eastern Conference
player of the week, missed 13 of 17 shots
and scored 18 points.
Los Angeles JJ Redick scored 19 of
his 26 points in the first half to set up
the Clippers 137-118 win over Houston,
which suffered its first loss of the sea-
Chris Paul added 23 points and 17
assists, Jamal Crawford had 21 points,
and Blake Griffin scored 18 for the Clip-
pers, who led the entire game and tied
a franchise record with 78 points in the
Houston s Dwight Howard finished
with 13 points and nine rebounds after
getting roundly booed in his first game
in Los Angeles since leaving the Lakers
and signing with the Rockets in the
NBA s biggest free agent move last sum-
The Clippers have won five in a row
against Houston at home.
Cleveland held off a late Minnesota
rally to beat the Timberwolves 93-92.
The Wolves trailed by 23 points in the
third quarter and nearly erased that but
Kevin Love, the NBA s leading scorer,
missed a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds
remaining and the ball was tipped away
as time ran out.
CJ Miles scored 19 points and Kyrie
Irving added 15 for the Cavaliers.
Kevin Martin scored 23 points to lead
Minnesota, which won its first three
games and was off to its best start since
going 6-0 in 2001-02.
Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony
Bennett, taken with the No 1 pick in the
draft, missed all three of his shots and
is 0 for 15 from the field this season.
His only points have come on two free
throws in the season opener.
Memphis Jerryd Bayless keyed a
fourth-quarter rally, scoring all of his 15
points in the period to lead the Grizzlies
over Boston 95-88.
Bayless was 6 of 7 in the quarter to
help Memphis erase a six-point Boston
lead with just under 9 minutes to play.
Zach Randolph and Mike Conley also
had 15 for Memphis.
Jeff Green led the Celtics with 22
points as Boston fell to 0-4 under rookie
coach Brad Stevens. (AP)
NEW YORK---Philadelphia rookie Michael Carter-
Williams has joined Shaquille O Neal as the only
NBA players to win a Player of the Week award
to open a career.
Carter-Williams won the Eastern Conference
honor after averaging 20.7 points and 9.0 assists
in a surprising run of three wins in a week that
included victories over Miami and Chicago. The
No. 11 pick in the draft had nine steals in the 76ers
season-opening victory over the Heat, the most
ever in an NBA debut.
O Neal won the award in 1992 while playing for
Kevin Love won the Western Conference award
after leading Minnesota to a 3-0 week and averaging
an NBA-best 29.7 points. (AP)
MIAMI---LeBron James is on
the verge of another milestone.
The Miami Heat forward has
scored at least 10 points in 499
consecutive regular-season games
and will go for No. 500 on Tues-
day night when the two-time
defending NBA champions visit
the Toronto Raptors.
James, the league s four-time
Most Valuable Player, would
become only the fifth player in
NBA history with 500 consecu-
tive games of 10 or more points.
Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with
streaks of 787 and 508 games),
Michael Jordan (866), Karl Mal-
one (575) and Moses Malone (526)
have accomplished the feat.
"That s pretty cool since you
brought it up. I had no idea,"
James said. "Hopefully you didn t
jinx me. It is pretty cool, man,
when you put it that way. It lets
me know that I ve been healthy
and I ve been able to go out on
the court and do what I need to
do every night and try to help
the team win."
James scored eight points at
Milwaukee on January 5, 2007.
He scored 19 points at New Jersey
the following night, and the streak
has grown in every regular-season
game he played since.
And most nights, the streak
has lived on by a fairly comfort-
He s finished with exactly 10
points only once in his last 499
regular-season games---that being
October 31, 2007, at Dallas---and
has scored fewer than 15 points
only 15 times during this stretch.
On 161 separate occasions, he s
scored at least 10 points in the
first quarter alone.
"I don t ever want to take it
for granted, his greatness," Heat
coach Erik Spoelstra said. "No,
I don t want to get to a point
where that s normal, because he s
not a normal player. Part of his
greatness is that consistency,
being able to do it night-in,
night-out against great compe-
Warriors past Sixers
Carter-Williams equals Shaq with first-week honour
LeBron eyes 500th straight double-digit game
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