Klay torches Bulls

Jazz down Lak­ers; Rap­tors up

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OAK­LAND, Calif. (AP) – Klay Thomp­son picked up where he left off on his record-set­ting night in Chicago ear­lier this sea­son, mak­ing seven more 3-point­ers and scor­ing 30 points to lead the Golden State War­riors to a 146109 vic­tory over the Bulls on Fri- day night.

Thomp­son set an NBA mark in the first meet­ing be­tween the teams on Oct. 29 by hit­ting 14 3-point­ers as part of a 52-point night while play­ing only the first three quar­ters. He made three from long range in the first 70 sec­onds of the re­match and the rout was on in the most lop­sided win of the sea­son for Golden State.

The War­riors took a dou­ble-digit lead af­ter just 2:19 and the Bulls never got the game back within sin­gle dig­its. Jonas Jere­bko banked in a 3-pointer from be­yond half court at the end of the first quar­ter to give Golden State a 43-17 lead that grew to 44 points in the third quar­ter.

Stephen Curry made back-to-back 3-point­ers early in the third quar­ter to move past Ja­son Terry into third place all-time in made 3-point­ers. He made five over­all and fin­ished with 28 points. His 2,285 ca­reer 3s trail only Reg­gie Miller (2,560) and Ray Allen (2,973) in NBA his­tory.

Kevin Du­rant added 22 for the War­riors, his 15th straight game with at least 20 points.

JAZZ 113, LAK­ERS 95

In Salt Lake City, Dono­van Mitchell had 33 points and a ca­reer-high nine as­sists, help­ing the Utah Jazz beat the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers 11395 on Fri­day night.

Utah (22-21) made 15 3-point­ers in its fourth win in five games. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and a sea­son-high 18 re­bounds. Joe In­gles had 14 points and a ca­reer-high 12 boards, and Der­rick Fa­vors fin­ished with 15 points and a sea­son-high 13 re­bounds.

The Jazz also got a solid per­for­mance from Royce O’Neale, who went 5 for 12 from 3-point range on his to a sea­son-high 17 points.

Michael Beasley scored 17 points for the Lak­ers. Bran­don In­gram added 15 points and Kyle Kuzma had 11 points and eight re­bounds.

Los An­ge­les (23-20) lost for the sixth time in nine games with­out LeBron James in the lineup. James is out with a groin in­jury. RAP­TORS 122,

NETS 105

In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 re­bounds, Pas­cal Si­akam scored 16 points and Toronto beat Brook­lyn for its sec­ond seven-game home win­ning streak of the sea­son.

Serge Ibaka added 14 points, OG Anunoby and Nor­man Pow­ell each had 13, Delon Wright had 12 to help Toronto im­prove to 18-4 at home. They last lost at home Dec. 9 to Mil­wau­kee. The Rap­tors have won four straight over­all and six of seven. The only loss in that span was Jan. 3 at San An­to­nio.

Toronto has won 13 of the past 14 meet­ings with the Nets, in­clud­ing seven straight north of the bor­der. D’An­gelo Rus­sell led Brook­lyn with 24 points.


SU­PER HOT: Golden State War­riors' Klay Thomp­son (left) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine as part of his 30-point show in the team’s 146-109 win.

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