Sven-Goran Eriks­son named Azkals coach

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OAK­LAND, Calif. — Klay Thomp­son scored 27 points, Kevin Du­rant added 22 points, six re­bounds and six as­sists, and the Golden State War­riors used a big third quar­ter and ran their win­ning streak to eight games by beat­ing the Mem­phis Griz­zlies 117-101 on Mon­day night (Tues­day, PHL time).

Stephen Curry over­came a slow start to score 19 points, and the War­riors used a 34-15 third quar­ter to pull away. That marked a sea­son-low scor­ing to­tal for any quar­ter by the Griz­zlies.

At 10-1, the War­riors are off to the sec­ond-best start in fran­chise his­tory be­hind the team of three years ago that be­gan 24-0. The 1960-61 Philadel­phia War­riors were 9-0 be­fore los­ing four straight.

Thomp­son's con­tested triple mo­ments be­fore the half­time buzzer sent the teams into in­ter­mis­sion tied at 58, then the War­riors took off the way they do re­sem­blant of their sig­na­ture third quar­ters last sea­son.

Curry's three-poin­ter with 3:14 left in the third put the War­riors up by 10, 81-71, be­fore Du­rant fol­lowed with back-to-back jumpers. Curry blocked a shot by Wayne Selden at the rim to end the third, send­ing the twotime de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons into a frenzy.

Curry shot 1-of-7 in the open­ing quar­ter with a sin­gle three ac­count­ing for his point to­tal.

Dray­mond Green was lim­ited to just fewer than 14 min­utes be­cause of a bruised right foot. X-rays were neg­a­tive, Kerr said.

Dil­lon Brooks came off the bench to score 11 of his 18 points in the first quar­ter to help the Griz­zlies take a 31-29 lead. Jaren Jack­son Jr. and Shelvin Mack scored 15 apiece for Mem­phis.

Marc Ga­sol had eight points with just a pair of field goals to go with 10 re­bounds and nine as­sists for Mem­phis in its first set of 13 back-to-backs this sea­son.

Al­fonzo McKin­nie scored 14 points off the bench for the War­riors, who have won 13 of the last 17 meet­ings with Mem­phis and four straight at home.

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Griz­zlies: Host Nuggets on Wed­nes­day (Thurs­day, PHL time).

War­riors: Host Bucks on Thurs­day (Fri­day, PHL time).

Sven-Goran Eriks­son is at the helm of an­other na­tional team.

The 70-year-old Swede was in­tro­duced Mon­day as the coach of the Philip­pines after a fa­mous stint with Eng­land more than a decade ago.

Eriks­son has also coached Mex­ico and Ivory Coast, and nu­mer­ous club teams in­clud­ing Roma, Lazio, Ben­fica, and Manch­ester City.

Eriks­son says "I sup­pose one of your ques­tions will be why I am here? It's not easy to an­swer that ques­tion."

But Ericks­son says he wants to "do some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent."

The Philip­pines has never reached the World Cup and far be­hind Ja­pan and South Korea, the pow­ers in the re­gion.

No salary de­tails were an­nounced.

(AP Photo/Ben Mar­got)

Mem­phis Griz­zlies' Jaren Jack­son Jr. (left) drives the ball against Golden State War­riors' Klay Thomp­son dur­ing the first half of an NBA bas­ket­ball game Mon­day, Nov. 5, 2018, in Oak­land, Calif.

(AP Photo/Aaron Fav­ila)

Philip­pines na­tional foot­ball team's new head coach Sven-Goran Eriks­son smiles dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in met­ro­pol­i­tan Manila, Philip­pines, on Mon­day, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a for­mer Eng­land team man­ager, will be the head coach for the Philip­pine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year.

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