Stephen Curry outscores Cavs with his 40 points
Stephen Curry saved 20 of his game-high 40 points for the final 12 minutes as the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat the host Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 on Thursday.
Curry’s 40 points featured 9-for-16 shooting on 3-pointers. The Warriors made 15 threes in the game, six in the fourth period. Draymond Green contributed a game-high 14 assists as Golden State won for the ninth time in 10 games.
Darius Garland paced Cleveland with 25 points. Dean Wade and Kevin Love chipped in with 17 points each for the Cavaliers, who lost their third in a row as they continued to play without Evan Mobley and Collin Sexton.
Jazz 119, Raptors 103
Rudy Gay played his first game of the season and scored 20 points in his Utah debut to help lead his new team to win over Toronto in Salt Lake City.
Gay, who had offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his heel, hit 7 of 8 shots and drained five 3-pointers off the bench. He signed with Utah in the offseason but was rehabilitating from surgery for the first month of the season.
Donovan Mitchell also scored 20 points for Utah, which won its second consecutive game. Toronto, playing without OG Anunoby (hip), lost for the sixth time in seven outings despite getting 31 points and five 3-pointers from Gary Trent Jr.
Timberwolves 115, Spurs 90
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Minnesota cruised past San Antonio in Minneapolis.
D’Angelo Russell added 22 points for Minnesota, which earned its second victory in as many nights. Malik Beasley scored 15 points off the bench while draining 5 of 11 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.
Devin Vassell led San Antonio with 18 points in 24 minutes off the bench. Dejounte Murray, the team’s leading scorer on the season, endured a rough night as he shot 2 of 12 from the field and finished with seven points.
76ers 103, Nuggets 89
Tyrese Maxey scored 22 points, Seth Curry had 20 and visiting Philadelphia beat Denver to snap a five-game losing streak.
Tobias Harris scored 17, Shake Milton and Charles Bassey had 12 apiece and Georges Niang scored 11 for the short-handed 76ers. Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle remain sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19.
Nikola Jokic had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Will Barton scored 19 points and Monte Morris finished with 11 points for the Nuggets.
Grizzlies 120, Clippers 108
Ja Morant compiled 28 points, five rebounds and five assists and Brandon Clarke keyed a fourth-quarter run that powered Memphis past visiting Los Angeles.
Clarke scored 10 of his 14 points off the bench in the fourth quarter. Dillon Brooks and Jaren Jackson Jr. both finished with 18 points, and Desmond Bane added 16.
Paul George led all Los Angeles players with 23 points, Reggie Jackson added 18 points with five assists, and Ivica Zubac had 13 points and seven rebounds.
Heat 112, Wizards 97
Jimmy Butler scored 32 points and Bam Adebayo added 20 points and nine rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak to four games, beating visiting Washington.
Butler added five assists and four steals, and Gabe Vincent chipped in a season-high 18 points in 25 minutes off the Miami bench. P.J. Tucker scored 15 points.
Bradley Beal scored 30 points to lead Washington, which has lost two straight following a five-game winning streak. Kyle Kuzma recorded 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.
–Field Level Media