Grif­fin, Pis­tons ruin Curry’s re­turn

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DETROIT — Blake Grif­fin scored 26 points and An­dre Drum­mond added a dou­ble-dou­ble as the Detroit Pis­tons ex­tended their win­ning streak to five games with a 111-102 vic­tory over the Golden State War­riors on Sat­ur­day night.

Stephen Curry re­turned to the Golden State lineup af­ter miss­ing 11 games with a groin strain and scored 27 points on 10-of-21 shoot­ing. Curry went 3 of 9 from 3-point range.

Drum­mond fin­ished with 16 points and 19 re­bounds, in­clud­ing eight of­fen­sive boards. Detroit had six play­ers score in dou­ble fig­ures.

Kevin Du­rant scored 28 points for Golden State, and Klay Thomp­son added 21.

KNICKS 136, BUCKS 134 (OT)

Em­manuel Mu­diay scored 28 points to lead New York to an over­time win over Mil­wau­kee Bucks at New York.

Rookie for­ward Kevin Knox scored a ca­reer-high 26 points as New York snapped a two-game los­ing streak. Damyean Dot­son and Tim Har­d­away Jr. added 21 points each. Noah Von­leh con­trib­uted 15 points.

Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo had 33 points and 19 re­bounds for Mil­wau­kee.


Gor­don Hay­ward scored 30 points to go with nine re­bounds and eight as­sists and Kyrie Irv­ing had 21 points and 9 as­sists in Bos­ton’s road win.


Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points to lead vis­it­ing Toronto to its eighth straight win.

Toronto im­proved to an NBA-best 20-4 de­spite play­ing with­out All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, who sat out with a back in­jury. Fred Van­Vleet started for Lowry and added 15 points.

KINGS 111, PAC­ERS 110

Wil­lie Cauley-Stein grabbed an of­fen­sive re­bound and dunked it for the go-ahead bas­ket with 16 sec­onds left as host Sacra­mento won.

Cauley-Stein fin­ished with 17 points and 13 re­bounds. Bog­dan Bog­danovic had 20 points for the Kings. Bo­jan Bog­danovic led the Pac­ers with 27.


John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and host Wash­ing­ton handed Brook­lyn its sixth straight loss.

Allen Crabbe led Brook­lyn with 14 points in the Nets’ low­est-scor­ing game of the sea­son.

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Golden State’s Stephen Curry, cen­ter, re­turned to the lineup Sat­ur­day af­ter miss­ing 11 games due to in­jury.

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