Red-hot Curry delivers 48 pts, Ibaka sizzles for Raptors
Stephen Curry scored 48 points and drained 11 three pointers as the Golden State Warriors stretched their win streak to four straight with a 119-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Curry tallied 24 points in the second half and scored the final seven for two-time defending league champion Golden State.
He also made the game-winning shot in a contest that Dallas led by five, 113-108, with just under four minutes left in regulation.
"We didn't panic. We took our time on offense and didn't have turnovers," said Curry.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Klay Thompson made just two-of-11 three point attempts but still managed to score 16.
Luka Doncic, who is a candidate for rookie of the year, led Dallas with 26 points, making five of 10 from beyond the arc and adding five assists and six rebounds.
Forward Harrison Barnes scored 22 in the loss. Barnes was trying to get off a game-tying threepointer with five seconds to go, but the ball slipped out of his hands and rolled out of bounds to seal the win for the Warriors.
"We just couldn't get Curry under control," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "He was brilliant tonight."
Golden State now head to Denver on Tuesday for a showdown with the Nuggets.
Elsewhere, Serge Ibaka drained the goahead three-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime Sunday to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 140-138 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 41 points. That included 10 in overtime as Toronto finally put away the Wizards in a game in which the Raptors led by as many as 23.
"Tonight he played like a superstar," Ibaka said of Leonard. "That's how we need him to play and he did his job as a superstar. When we need him to step up and make big plays, he did them for us."
The Raptors, who improved to an NBA-best 33-12, burst out of the gate and were up 51-28 late in the second quarter and by 17 with less than a minute to play in the third.
Washington chipped away, helped by Bradley Beal's second triple-double of the season with 43 points, 10 assists and 15 rebounds.
"We got lucky to get out of here with a win," Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.
DALLAS, TEXAS Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors takes a shot against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.