NBA Wrap: Curry powers Warriors to victory

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry came agonisingly close to recording a triple-double in his side’s 112-104 win over the Phoenix Suns. 

Curry scored 26 points on nine of 17 shooting and was just one rebound and one assist shy of a triple-double.

Archie Goodwin, who was involved in a scuffle with team-mate Markieff Morris during a timeout, scored 20 points for the Suns.

A 25-point night from Kemba Walker saw the Charlotte Hornets cruise past the Indiana Pacers 117-95.

However, the Hornets’ victory came at a price as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocated his shoulder in the third quarter. The forward only returned from shoulder surgery last month.

Paul George dropped 22 points for the Pacers.

Kawhi Leonard hit a jump shot with just 0.9 seconds left to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic.

Leonard finished as the Spurs’ top scorer with 29 points and also grabbed seven rebounds in yet another impressive performance.

Magic forward Evan Fournier scored 28 points.

DeMarcus Cousins and Darren Collison both starred in the Sacramento Kings’ 114-110 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Cousins scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Collison ended the game with 25 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Jahlil Okafor registered a double-double in the Sixers’ loss, which consisted of 26 points and 10 rebounds.

Isaiah Thomas had a night to remember as he led the Boston Celtics to a 139-134 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime.

Thomas dropped 36 points on 12 of 21 shooting, dished out 11 assists and pulled down four rebounds.

Chris Paul led the Clippers with 35 points and 13 assists.

Meanwhile, an all-round performance saw the Memphis Grizzlies ease past the Brooklyn Nets 109-90 at the Barclays Center.

Mike Conley scored 20 points for the Grizzlies, while Jeff Green chipped in with 18 points.

Brook Lopez was the Nets’ top scorer with 20 points.

Will Barton’s superb season continued against Detroit Pistons as he carried the Denver Nuggets to a 103-92 win.

Barton came off the bench to score 20 points, grab five rebounds, dish out two assists and record two steals.

Andre Drummond was the Pistons’ best player with 15 points and 17 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James spoiled Kobe Bryant’s last visit to Cleveland as the Cleveland Cavaliers downed the Los Angeles Lakers 120-111.

Irving dropped 35 points and dished out seven assists, while James finished with 29 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists.

Bryant had 17 points, but Lou Williams top-scored for the Lakers with 28 points.

The Atlanta Hawks had ittle trouble against the Chicago Bulls and recorded a 113-90 victory.

Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 18 points, while Jeff Teague scored 17 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out eight assists.

Pau Gasol scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bulls.

Over at the Target Center, the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112.

Karl-Anthony Towns played an instrumental role in Minnesota’s comeback as he scored 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan also scored 35 points.

The Utah Jazz’s seven-game winning streak came to an end as they were beaten 100-96 by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis combined for 40 points, with the former scoring 21 and the latter dropping 19.

Derrick Favors was the Jazz’s top player with 29 points.

The Houston Rockets stumbled into the All-Star break as they lost 116-113 to the Portland Trail Blazers.

While Damian Lillard had 31 points and nine assists, it was the play of recent sparks Maurice Harkless, Gerald Henderson and Meyers Leonard who carried the Blazers.

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