CURRY’S 32 POINTS LEAD WAR­RIORS PAST ROCK­ETS

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hous­ton» Stephen Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thomp­son had 25 and the War­riors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Rock­ets on Tuesday night.

The War­riors scored 37 points in the first quar­ter and never trailed on the way to their eighth straight vic­tory and 60th this sea­son.

Golden State led by eight af­ter a pair of free throws by Curry with just over three min­utes left. Pa­trick Bev­er­ley coun­tered with a tip-in layup for Hous­ton, then was fouled when he was knocked to the ground on a screen by Dray­mond Green sec­onds later.

James Harden missed a layup on the next pos­ses­sion be­fore Green added a shot on the other end to put the War­riors up 10799.

An­other layup miss by Harden fol­lowed, and Curry made a 3pointer with 1:46 left to send fans stream­ing to the ex­its.

TUESDAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Has­san White­side tipped in a shot at the buzzer to lift the Heat over the Pis­tons 97-96. Mi­ami is a game up on Chicago for the fi­nal play­off spot in the East­ern Con­fer­ence and 2½ games ahead of Detroit. White­side jumped over An­dre Drum­mond to tip in Go­ran Dragic’s missed jumper. The fi­nal play was re­viewed and con­firmed. … Tony Snell scored a sea­son-high 26 points, Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo had 20 points and eight re­bounds and the Bucks handed the Hor­nets’ play­off hopes a po­ten­tially dev­as­tat­ing blow with a 118-108 vic­tory. Char­lotte en­tered in 11th place in the East­ern Con­fer­ence but only two games be­hind the Heat and in dire need of a win with only nine games re­main­ing. Mal­colm Brog­don had 14 points and 10 as­sists for his sec­ond dou­ble­dou­ble of the sea­son for the Bucks. … Den­nis Schroder hit con­sec­u­tive 3-point­ers to spark a 17-1 run that car­ried the Hawks to a 95-91 vic­tory over the Suns. … Ricky Ru­bio made three free throws with 3.4 sec­onds left to give the Tim­ber­wolves a 115-114 vic­tory over the Pac­ers. … Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Cov­ing­ton had 21 points and 13 re­bounds and the 76ers beat the Nets 106-101.

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