Curry lifts Warriors past Mavericks
DALLAS— Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 in the NBA on Sunday. Kevin Durant added 28 points. Curry’s 11th 3-pointer—tying a season high—gave the Warriors a 117-114 lead. In Washington, East leaders Toronto Raptors outlasted the Wizards in two overtime periods 140-138 for their fifth straight win.
DALLAS— Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119114 on Sunday night.
Kevin Durant added 28 points and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter.
Curry’s 11th 3-pointer—tying a season high—gave the Warriors a 117-114 lead.
Draymond Green blocked Jalen Brunson’s drive at the other end and secured the loose ball. The Mavericks forced a miss, but Harrison Barnes turned the ball over in the frontcourt with 5 seconds left. Curry sealed the game with free throws.
Luka Doncic scored 26 points for Dallas and Barnes had 22.
In Washington, Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and Toronto outlasted Washington 140-138 for its fifth straight victory.
Kawhi Leonard led Toronto, which blew a 23-point lead, with 41 points and 11 rebounds.
Bradley Beal had his second triple-double of the season for Washington, finishing with season highs of 43 points and 15 rebounds and adding 10 assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and Milwaukee won in coach Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta, 133-114.
OTHER RESULTS: Magic 116, Rockets 109; Nuggets 116, Trail Blazers 113; Cavaliers 101, Lakers 95; 76ers 108, Knicks 105
Warriors’ Stephen Curry eludes Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson and aims for the basket.