Red-hot Curry de­liv­ers 48 pts, Ibaka siz­zles for Rap­tors

The Freeman - - SPORTS -

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.

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