Curry scores 27 as Warriors beat Clippers 110-106
Stephen Curry scored 27 points and Klay Thompson had 25 as the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 Tuesday for their 10th consecutive victory.
David Lee added 17 points for the Warriors, who had lost four in a row at Staples Center.
The Clippers blew a 17-point lead and had their seven-game winning streak broken. Blake Griffin had 40 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul added 27 points and nine assists, and J.J. Redick scored 14.
Paul’s layup drew the Clippers to 106-104 with 12 seconds left, but he was called for a backcourt violation taking an inbounds pass from DeAndre Jordan with nine seconds left.
Thompson and Curry combined for four straight free throws to close out the win for the Pacific Division champions.
Elsewhere, Brooklyn beat Indiana to reclaim sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with its season- high fourth straight victory.
Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 21 points, including five straight after the Pacers got within three with about 2 minutes left.
The Nets moved back ahead of Boston and dealt a blow to the Pacers, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Brooklyn for the final playoff spot. They will visit the Celtics on Wednesday.
The East- l eading Atlanta Hawks, meanwhile, stumbled on the road, losing to Detroit 105-95.
Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Pistons, who have won five of six.
Thabo Sefolosha scored 19 points for the Hawks, who have dropped two of three.
In Miami, Tony Parker scored 16 points in his 1,000th NBA game and Kawhi Leonard had 22 to lead San Antonio past the Heat 95-81.
San Antonio stayed No. 6 in the West, and could clinch a playoff berth Wednesday in Orlando.
The Heat remained in the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference, but now are two losses behind Milwaukee and only a half-game up on Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson, center, defends Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson #32 as Pacers forward David West #21 watches, left, in the second half of an NBA game at the Barclays Center in New York on Tuesday, March 31.