NBA Wrap: Curry on fire against Hornets

Stephen Curry scored 39 points, without playing the fourth quarter, showing no mercy to his hometown team in NBA Wednesday night action as the Golden State Warriors thumped the Charlotte Hornets 126-111 at Oracle Arena.

The Golden State superstar, who seems to make a habit of playing his best games against the Hornets, scored 39 points with five rebounds, eight assists and made 11 of his 15 three point attempts.

The Hornets never led in the match and at one stage the Warriors led by 32 points as Klay Thompson added 29 points for them. The top performer for the Hornets was Frank Kaminsky, scoring a career-high 24 points.

In other NBA games, the Miami Heat were 116-93 winners over the Atlanta Hawks with Goran Dragic nailing 27 points; the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-97 as LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists for Cleveland and the Indiana Pacers saw off the Orlando Magic 98-88.

The Boston Celtics got past the Toronto Raptors 109-104 in a fifth straight win with Isaiah Thomas scoring 18 of his 44 points in the final 6:12; the Detroit Pistons were 118-98 victors over the New Orleans Pelicans; the Brooklyn Nets crashed 90-95 against the New York Knicks and the Dallas Mavericks cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 113-95 as Seth Curry starred with 22 points, three rebounds and six assists.

Marc Gasol scored 24 points and Mike Conley scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help the Memphis Grizzlies to a 119-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets; the Utah Jazz beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88; the Phoenix Suns crashed 114-124 to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Chicago Bulls downed the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-100 with Jimmy Butler scoring 28 points.