Los Angeles Times

Warriors put on a clinic in fourth



Kevin Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in Golden State’s ruthless fourth-quarter clinic, and the Warriors beat the New York Knicks 128100 on Friday night.

New York led by three after three quarters before Durant and the Warriors started hitting from all over the floor, making 19 of 26 shots — and things went so well that on a rare long-range miss by Durant, the ball bounced all the way out behind the arc to a wideopen Stephen Curry, who made the three-pointer.

Curry had 29 points and six three-pointers, giving him at least five in every game this season. But on the floor where he scored a career-best 54 points in 2013, his performanc­e seemed almost quiet because of Durant.

Durant was the center of attention leading into the game and then the star of it, putting on a show in front of fans who hope he will consider Madison Square Garden his home if he becomes a free agent this summer.

He finished 17 for 24 from the floor, including five for nine from behind the arc, and grabbed nine rebounds.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points for the Knicks, who have dropped five in a row after a season-opening victory over Atlanta.

at Toronto 116, Dallas 107:

Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and the Raptors set a franchise record with their sixth straight win to start the season.

at New Orleans 117, Brooklyn 115:

Jrue Holiday highlighte­d a 26point performanc­e with a pull-up jumper near the foul line with two seconds left, Anthony Davis stole the Nets’ last-gasp inbound pass, and the Pelicans remained unbeaten by scoring nine straight over the last 1:49.

at Charlotte 135, Chicago 106:

Kemba Walker had 30 points on five more three-pointers, and the Hornets beat the Bulls for their first home victory of the season.

Milwaukee 125, at Minnesota 95:

Giannis Antetokoun­mpo had 15 points and 12 rebounds in only 23 minutes, Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points off the bench and the Bucks beat the Timberwolv­es.

at Sacramento 116, Washington 112:

Buddy Hield scored 22 points and made three free throws over the final 20 seconds to send the Kings past the Wizards.

Clippers 133, at Houston 113

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