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Warriors win, close in on record

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry knocked down six 3-pointers on the way to 26 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 102-94 on Tuesday night to stay on pace for the all-time wins record.

Klay Thompson followed back-to-back 40-point games with 16 as Golden State (67-7) stayed a game ahead of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' pace during their 72-10 season. The Warriors must go 6-2 over their final eight games for the record.

Draymond Green had 15 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists to just miss back-to-back triple-doubles in the Warriors' 54th straight regular-season home win and 36th consecutive this season.

Bradley Beal scored 17 for the Wizards, who lost their fourth straight to Golden State.

Curry, who scored 51 points with a career-high and franchise record-tying 11 3s in the first meeting Feb. 3, shot 9 for 20 overall and 6 of 8 from long range. He added seven rebounds and seven assists.

Curry (356) and Thompson (255) already had the most combined 3-pointers by a pair of teammates in a season. Reigning MVP Curry, the first player in NBA history with 300 3s in a season, has eight games left to chase 400. Thompson is aiming to top Curry's previous record of 286 3s.

Washington was content to keep pace on both ends with the Warriors and took advantage of Golden State's sloppy execution on the offensive end. Curry missed an open layup after going around Marcin Gortat and Thompson was called for traveling driving to the basket soon after with his team down by nine.

But the Warriors finished the first half on a 12-0 run for a 49-46 lead at the break.

The Wizards' John Wall had his streak snapped of nine straight double-doubles — the longest such run among NBA guards this season. He had eight points and 11 assists.

Washington has lost 10 of 11 overall to the Warriors.

Curry moved up the career 3-point list again. He passed Tim Hardaway (1,542) for 22nd and Eddie Jones (1,546) for 21st on the NBA's career list.

Thompson hit his 76th 3 of the month in the third, besting Curry's 75 3s last year for most ever in March.

ROCKETS 106, CAVALIERS 100: At Cleveland, James Harden scored 27 points and the Houston Rockets rallied from a 20-point deficit over Cleveland, which rested LeBron James. Harden scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and Houston outscored Cleveland 35-16 in the period. Kyrie Irving scored 31 points for Cleveland.

BULLS 98, PACERS 96: At Indianapolis, Jimmy Butler made a tiebreaking jumper with 3.7 seconds left, and Chicago beat Indiana to snap a four-game losing streak. Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points as Chicago (37-37) got back to .500 and pulled within two games of Indiana for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Mirotic made seven 3-pointers.

PISTONS 88, THUNDER 82: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Marcus Morris scored 24 points, and Detroit took advantage of Kevin Durant's absence. The Thunder rested Durant and Serge Ibaka, and Oklahoma City was held to only nine points in the third period en route to its lowest-scoring game of the season. The Thunder rallied from a 15-point deficit, closing the gap to just one in the fourth.

HORNETS 100, 76ERS 85: At Philadelphia, Nicolas Batum had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his second triple-double of the season, leading Charlotte over Philadelphia. Cody Zeller added 18 points and 11 boards for Charlotte, which set a franchise record for wins in a month with its 13th victory in March.

MAGIC 139, NETS 105: At Orlando, Fla., Aaron Gordon had 20 points and Elfrid Payton had 11 points and 12 assists as the Magic scored a season high in defeating Brooklyn. Victor Oladipo and Evan Fournier had their moments and backup center Dewayne Dedmon, playing in place of injured Nikola Vucevic, scored 15 points

Washington's Bradley Beal, right, loses his footing as Golden State's Marreese Speights (5) defends during the first half Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS