NBA wrap: Curry triple-double inspires Warriors

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry’s triple-double inspired the NBA champions to a comfortable victory over the Indiana Pacers in Friday’s NBA action.

Curry dominated the first half of the encounter and ended up with 39 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists as the Warriors won 122-110 for their 20th home win of the season.

To their credit, the Pacers responded well in the second half of the match and even outscored the Warriors in that period, but such was the damage Curry and company did in the early stages, their late rally wasn’t enough to secure what would have been a remarkable turn-around.

The Charlotte Hornets needed overtime to overcome Orlando Magic 120-116 thanks largely to Kemba Walker’s 40-point haul.

The Boston Celtics claimed a 110-101 win over the Chicago Bulls despite Jimmy Butler’s 28-point, 14 rebound double-double.

Utah Jazz proved far too strong for the Brooklyn Nets on the night, winning 108-86 in what proved to be a one-sided match for the most part.

Led by Chris Paul’s 16 points and 13 assists, the LA Clippers thumped the New York Knicks 116-88 for the 13th away win of the season.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points as the Toronto Raptors beat Miami Heat 101-81.

Houston Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks 102-98, with James Harden scoring 30 points for the Texas outfit.

Oklahoma City Thunder survived a late rally but hang on for a 109-106 victory over Dallas Mavericks.

In Los Angeles, the Lakers continued their dire home form as they were beaten 108-95 by San Antonio Spurs, who won their 13th consecutive match.