Thompson, Curry keep Warriors perfect at home
OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored 20 points, Stephen Curry added 16 with nine assists and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten at home this season with a 103-85 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Andrew Bogut added 10 points and 13 rebounds while Draymond Green had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Warriors (27-1) in their final tuneup before an NBA Finals rematch against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas.
Golden State led by 10 with less than 6 minutes remaining before Curry's second 3-pointer of the game sparked a 14-5 run to help the Warriors seal the victory. It was their 13th in a row at home this season and the 31st consecutive win at Oracle Arena dating to last season — an ongoing franchise record.
Derrick Favors had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who have lost five of seven.
The Warriors controlled the game most of the night despite interim coach Luke Walton mixing up his rotations. At one point early in the fourth quarter, Walton had Thompson playing with the second group while the rest of the starters rested on the bench.
It didn't seem to matter much.
The defending NBA champions had four starters reach double figures and shot 47 percent from the field.
The Warriors' defense was equally sharp while forcing Utah into 20 turnovers.
MAVERICKS 119, NETS 118, OT: At New York, Dirk Nowitzki moved past Shaquille O'Neal into sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list, then made the go-ahead basket with 19.2 seconds left in overtime in Dallas' victory over Brooklyn. J.J. Barea had a career-high 32 points and added a season-best 11 assists for the Mavericks. Nowitzki scored 22 points, giving him 28,609 in his career.
CAVALIERS 91, KNICKS 84: At Cleveland, LeBron James scored 24 points, including three key baskets down the stretch, and Cleveland beat short-handed New York. Knicks star Carmelo Anthony didn't play because of a sprained right ankle. Kevin Love added 23 points with 13 rebounds for Cleveland.
BUCKS 113, 76ERS 100: At Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo made his first 11 shots to finish with 22 points, Khris Middleton added 21 on 8-of-9 shooting and Milwaukee beat hapless Philadelphia. Philadelphia fell to an astonishing 1-30, including 0-18 on the road.
SPURS 108, TIMBERWOLVES 83: At Minneapolis, Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and six rebounds and San Antonio beat Minnesota. Danny Green broke out of a season-long shooting slump with 11 points, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, and seven rebounds in the seventh straight victory for the Spurs (25-5).
THUNDER 120, LAKERS 85: At Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook had 23 points, eight assists and eight rebounds and Oklahoma City steamrolled Los Angeles for the second time in five days. Kevin Durant added 21 points for the Thunder.
MAGIC 104, ROCKETS 101: At Orlando, Fla., Evan Fournier hit a short bank shot with 14.2 seconds left and Tobias Harris made two free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining in Orlando's victory over Houston. Nik Vucevic had 21 points to help the Magic win for fifth time in six games.
KINGS 108, PACERS 106: At Indianapolis, DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points and had a season-high 16 rebounds, Darren Collison added a season-high 24 points and Sacramento held off Indiana.
HAWKS 107, PISTONS 100: At Atlanta, Jeff Teague scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 18 and Atlanta beat Detroit for its fifth straight victory. Al Horford finished with 15 points, and Dennis Schroder added 14 for the Hawks.
NUGGETS 104, SUNS 96: At Phoenix, Randy Foye scored a season-high 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers in 16 attempts, and Denver bounced back from an embarrassing loss to beat slumping Phoenix. The Nuggets, losers at home to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, bolted to a 22-point lead in the first half.
WIZARDS 100, GRIZZLIES 91: At Washington, John Wall had 14 points and 14 assists in Washington's victory over Memphis. Marcin Gortat added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Garrett Temple 20 points.
CELTICS 102, HORNETS 89: At Charlotte, N.C., Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points, Jae Crowder added 19 points and 12 rebounds and Boston held off Charlotte. Frank Kaminsky scored a season-high 23 points, and Nicholas Batum added 17 for Charlotte.