NBA Wrap: Big wins for Warriors and Hornets

The indomitable Stephen Curry helped the Golden State Warriors to a comfortable win over the Portland Trail Blazers during Friday’s NBA action.

Curry netted 34 points, including seven three-pointers in the 128-112 victory. Klay Thompson also impressed with 37 points.

Elsewhere, the Charlotte Hornets enjoyed their 118-103 win over the Detroit Pistons despite a third-quarter comeback from the visitors.

Reggie Jackson topped scored with 20 points, while Nicolas Batum crunched five rebounds.

Brook Lopez scored 24 points in a losing effort as the Philadelphia 76ers edged the Brooklyn Nets 95-89 at home.

The Houston Rockets have shooting guard James Harden to thank for their narrow 102-98 win over the Boston Celtics. Harden drained 32 points in the victory.

Miami Heat eased past the Chicago Bulls 118-68 at home with point guard Goran Dragic scoring 26 points.

Jrue Holiday netted eight free throws during his 34-point haul as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Memphis Grizzlies in a thrilling encounter 121-114 after overtime.

The Minnesota Timberwolves came from behind in the final quarter to sneak a narrow 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder away from home.

Shelvin Mack starred for Utah Jazz with a season-high 27 points and three rebounds, helping the visitors beat the Washington Wizards 114-93.

Orlando Magic ended their three game losing streak with a 107-100 win over the Sacramento Kings. Aaron Goran scored 11 rebounds in his 20-point haul.

Chris Paul earned 15 assists and scored 24 points as the Los Angeles Clippers sank the New York Knicks 101-94 , with the Knicks’ Robin Lopez getting no less than 19 rebounds.