Lak­ers stun War­riors 117-97, end Stephen’s 3-point streak

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Lou Wil­liams scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quar­ter, and the Lak­ers snapped Stephen Curry’s NBA-record streak of 157 games with a 3-pointer in a 117-97 vic­tory over Golden State on Fri­day night. Julius Ran­dle had 20 points and 14 re­bounds for the re­build­ing Lak­ers, who pulled off their sec­ond straight shock­ing home up­set of the mighty War­riors with an im­pres­sive ef­fort from their ex­cit­ing young ros­ter. Lak­ers coach Luke Wal­ton also won his first meet­ing with his for­mer team and his coach­ing men­tor, Steve Kerr. Curry scored 13 points while go­ing 0 for 10 from 3-point range, end­ing sev­eral in­cred­i­ble long-dis­tance streaks. He had hit a 3-pointer in ev­ery reg­u­lar-sea­son game since March 14, 2015. In­clud­ing the post­sea­son, Curry had at least one 3 in 196 straight games, and he had also hit in 116 straight reg­u­lar-sea­son road games - both NBA records. The Lak­ers jumped to a 21-point lead in the third quar­ter and fought off Golden State’s chal­lenge in the fourth quar­ter with huge games from Wil­liams and Ran­dle. D’An­gelo Rus­sell added 17 points, and rookie Bran­don In­gram had 12.


Bradley Beal scored 20 of his 28 points af­ter half­time, and Wash­ing­ton fi­nally gave new coach Scott Brooks his first vic­tory with the team. Beal av­er­aged only 14 points dur­ing Wash­ing­ton’s 0-3 start, never get­ting more than 15, and Brooks said be­fore fac­ing At­lanta he con­sid­ered that his fault for not giv­ing his young shoot­ing guard enough op­por­tu­ni­ties. John Wall had 21 points, 10 re­bounds and six as­sists for Wash­ing­ton. Dwight Howard led the Hawks with 20 points and 12 re­bounds, and Den­nis Schroder also scored 20. An ag­gres­sive Beal made 13 of 14 free-throw at­tempts and hit three 3-poin­t­ers. At­lanta cut the deficit to 95-92 and in­bounded the ball af­ter a time­out with 11.7 sec­onds left, but Kyle Korver air-balled a 3-point try with 3.6 sec­onds left with Marki­eff Mor­ris in his face. Korver fin­ished 1 for 9 from the field, in­clud­ing 1 for 6 on 3s.


Devin Booker scored 38 points, in­clud­ing an im­prob­a­ble jumper that tied the as reg­u­la­tion ex­pired and Phoenix kept New Or­leans win­less on the sea­son. T.J. War­ren added 18 points on 4of-17 shoot­ing for the Suns, while Eric Bled­soe had 17 points and Tyson Chan­dler had 12 points and 18 re­bounds. An­thony Davis had 22 points and 11 re­bounds for the Pelicans (0-6), while for­ward Ter­rence Jones, start­ing in place of the sus­pended Dante Cun­ning­ham, had 19 points. Though the Pelicans out­shot the Suns 46 per­cent to 43 per­cent, they man­aged to shoot just 53.6 per­cent from the free throw line (15 of 28). The Suns fin­ished 24 of 28 at the line.


DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and re­serve Ter­rence Ross added 20 as Toronto beat Mi­ami. It was a team-record fifth straight 30-plus-point game for DeRozan, the NBA’s lead­ing scorer com­ing into the game av­er­ag­ing 36.3 points. Mike James had four straight 30-plus-point games for Toronto in 2005. Ac­cord­ing to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last player to start a sea­son with five games with at least 30 points was Michael Jor­dan from Nov. 1-11, 1986. Has­san White­side had 21 points and 16 re­bounds and Go­ran Dragic added 17 points for the Heat.

Cleve­land Chicago Mil­wau­kee In­di­ana

Charlotte Mi­ami Or­lando Wash­ing­ton


Kemba Walker scored a sea­son-high 30 points and Charlotte im­proved its best start in 16 years to 4-1. Ni­co­las Ba­tum added 18 points and nine re­bounds, while Marvin Wil­liams, who missed his first 10 shots, made a 3-pointer with 1:05 left af­ter the Nets had cut the lead to one point. Re­serve Sean Kil­patrick scored 19 points for the Nets, who didn’t have start­ing point guard Jeremy Lin avail­able to face his for­mer team be­cause of a strained left ham­string that will keep him side­lined for at least two weeks. Brook Lopez added 18 points and Trevor Booker had 12 points and 13 re­bounds for the Nets.


Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and Carmelo An­thony added 25 to lead New York in the tri­umphant re­turn of Der­rick Rose and Joakim Noah to Chicago. Rose, the Bulls’ first-round draft pick in 2008, fin­ished with 15 points and 11 as­sists, while Noah, a 2007 first-rounder, had 16 points and nine re­bounds. They teamed up to play a fa­mil­iar two-man game late as New York held off a Chicago rally. Both Rose and Noah re­ceived loud ova­tions from the United Cen­ter crowd dur­ing pregame in­tro­duc­tions, al­though there were some boos mixed in for Rose. The Chicago na­tive also was booed ev­ery time he touched the ball in the first cou­ple of min­utes. The Bulls played a video trib­ute to Rose and Noah dur­ing the first time­out. Dwyane Wade led Chicago (3-2) with 35 points on 12-for-20 shoot­ing and Jimmy But­ler added 26 points.


Chris Paul had 27 points and 11 as­sists, Blake Grif­fin added 14 points and 10 re­bounds to lead Los An­ge­les. The Clip­pers built an early lead then sur­vived a fourth-quar­ter Mem­phis rally. Toronto NY Knicks Brook­lyn Philadel­phia The Griz­zlies would score nine straight points and even­tu­ally pulled within 93-86 with less than a minute left. Mem­phis would get no closer. J.J. Redick scored 12 points for Los An­ge­les while DeAn­dre Jor­dan grabbed 21 re­bounds. Mike Con­ley led Mem­phis with 30 points and 10 as­sists, while Marc Ga­sol aded 21 points and nine re­bounds. Zach Ran­dolph fin­ished with 15 points and nine re­bounds.


Damian Lil­lard scored 27 of his sea­son-high 42 points in the sec­ond half as Port­land sent Dal­las to its first 0-5 start in fran­chise his­tory. Ma­son Plum­lee had 19 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 12 points and 10 re­bounds for Port­land. J.J. Barea scored 23 points and Har­ri­son Barnes had 17 for the Mav­er­icks, who were with­out An­drew Bogut (per­sonal rea­sons) for the game and Dirk Now­itzki (sore right Achilles) in the sec­ond half. With back­court mate C.J. McCol­lum sad­dled with foul trou­ble for most of the game, Lil­lard had 18 of Port­land’s 25 points dur­ing a 14-minute stretch of the sec­ond half.

SPURS 100, JAZZ 86

Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and grabbed 11 re­bounds as San An­to­nio beat Utah. The Spurs bounced back from a 15-point home loss to the Jazz on Tues­day af­ter los­ing just one game in San An­to­nio all of last sea­son. The Jazz jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first quar­ter and an un­happy Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called a time­out just min­utes into the game. The Spurs re­sponded with a 29-7 run and the Jazz never led again. Utah got within seven in the third quar­ter, but Leonard re­sponded with five quick points and the Jazz never got within sin­gle dig­its the rest of the game. Leonard con­tin­ued his MVP-cal­iber sea­son by shoot­ing 9 for 18 from the field while LaMar­cus Aldridge added 19 points and six re­bounds. Rod­ney Hood led the Jazz with 18 points, but the team shot just 37.5 per­cent. — AP

NBA re­sults/stand­ings

Wash­ing­ton 95, At­lanta 92; Toronto 96, Mi­ami 87; Charlotte 99, Brook­lyn 95; NY Knicks 117, Chicago 104; LA Clip­pers 99, Mem­phis 88; Phoenix 112, New Or­leans 111 (OT); Port­land 105, Dal­las 95; San An­to­nio 100, Utah 86; LA Lak­ers 117, Golden State 97.

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