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Warriors rally to avenge only loss

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry scored 26 points and Draymond Green fueled a key fourth-quarter run that helped the Golden State Warriors avenge their only loss of the season by beating the Milwaukee Bucks 121-112 on Friday night.

Six nights after handing the Warriors their first loss of the season and ending a 28-game, regular-season winning streak dating to last season, the Bucks nearly dealt Golden State its first home loss since Jan. 27 against Chicago.

The game ended with some heated words between Green and O.J. Mayo as the teams left the court. Security and a few other players got in the middle of it before things calmed down and both teams retreated to their locker rooms.

It didn't come easy, as Golden State trailed by as many as 15 points in the third quarter and by 11 points with less than eight minutes to play before Green and Curry took over to improve Golden State to 26-1.

Green made a 3-pointer to cut Milwaukee's lead to 100-97. Curry then got fouled on a 3-pointer and made all three free throws to tie the game at 100 at the midpoint of the quarter.

The game stayed tight from there before Curry used a slick crossover to score a layup that put the Warriors up for good with just over two minutes left.

Klay Thompson added 27 points and Green had 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.

PISTONS 147, BULLS 144, 4 OTS: At Chicago, Andre Drummond had 33 points and 21 rebounds for Detroit, which scored the first seven points of the fourth OT and hung on. Chicago's Jimmy Butler, who scored a career-high 43 points, made an off-balance 3-pointer to cut it to 145-144 with 4.7 seconds left. The Bulls immediately fouled Reggie Jackson, who made both free throws. Butler then missed a 3 as time expired, ending the Bulls' four-game winning streak.

SPURS 115, CLIPPERS 107: At San Antonio: LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds and San Antonio remained undefeated at home. Tony Parker scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Spurs, who are 15-0 at home this season. Chris Paul had 27 points and 10 assists for Los Angeles.

RAPTORS 108, HEAT 94: At Miami, DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Kyle Lowry added 21 and Toronto erased an 11-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Miami. Luis Scola scored 20 for the Raptors, who outscored Miami 58-39 after halftime. Bismack Biyombo had 15 rebounds. Dwyane Wade scored 21 for the Heat.

TIMBERWOLVES 99, KINGS 95: At Minneapolis, Andrew Wiggins had 32 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lift Minnesota. Karl-Anthony Towns fought off foul trouble for 15 points and eight rebounds, and Shabazz Muhammad added 16 points and seven boards for the Timberwolves.

KNICKS 107, 76ERS 97: At Philadelphia, Arron Afflalo had 22 points and seven rebounds, Derrick Williams scored 17 off the bench and New York won its third win in a row. Jahlil Okafor scored 20 points for the Sixers in their ninth straight loss. They fell to 1-27.

HAWKS 109, CELTICS 101: At Boston, Paul Millsap scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Al Horford finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as Atlanta rallied past Boston. Dennis Schroder scored 22 for the Hawks, including five during an 11-2 run midway through the fourth quarter that put them ahead for good.

PACERS 104, NETS 97: At Indianapolis, Paul George scored 23 points and reserve Jordan Hill added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana. Rodney Stuckey had 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench in the Pacers' third consecutive win.

MAVERICKS 97, GRIZZLIES 88: At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points, leading Dallas over Memphis. Chandler Parsons had 16 points and Zaza Pachulia got 10 points and 18 rebounds for the Mavericks. Mike Conley scored 20 points and Marc Gasol had 16 for the Grizzlies, who have lost four of five.

JAZZ 97, NUGGETS 88: At Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and Utah beat Denver to snap a season-high, four-game losing streak. Trey Burke added 13 off the bench for the Jazz and Trevor Booker finished with 12.

SUNS 104, PELICANS 88: At Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe scored 29 points and the Phoenix Suns led nearly the entire way. Alex Len added 19 points and 13 rebounds, including his first 3-pointer of the season with 15 seconds to play. Anthony Davis had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Pelicans.

Golden State's Festus Ezeli, left, fouls Milwaukee's Miles Plumlee during the first quarter Friday in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors came back for a 121-112 victory. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS