Curry hits 11 3s, scores 48 points, War­riors beat Mav­er­icks

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DAL­LAS — Stephen Curry scored 48 points, mak­ing 11 3-point­ers, and the Golden State War­riors held off the Dal­las Mav­er­icks 119114 on Sun­day night.

Kevin Du­rant added 28 points and Klay Thomp­son had nine of his 16 in the fourth quar­ter.

Curry’s 11th 3-pointer —ty­ing a sea­son high — gave the War­riors a 117-114 lead.

Dray­mond Green blocked Jalen Brun­son’s drive at the other end and se­cured the loose ball. The Mav­er­icks forced a miss, but Har­ri­son Barnes turned the ball over in the front­court with 5 sec­onds left. Curry sealed the game with free throws.

Luka Don­cic scored 26 points for Dal­las and Barnes had 22. Brun­son had 12 off the bench in 30 min­utes, in place of the in­jured J.J. Barea and Den­nis Smith Jr. MAGIC 116, ROCK­ETS 109 OR­LANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vuce­vic and Aaron Gor­don each scored 22 points and Or­lando took ad­van­tage of James Harden’s aw­ful 3-point shoot­ing to beat Hous­ton.

Harden scored 38

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AP PHOTO BY RICHARD W. RO­DRIGUEZ

Stephen Curry (30) passes the ball around Dal­las Mav­er­icks guard Devin Har­ris (34) in the first half of an NBA bas­ket­ball game Sun­day, Jan. 13 in Dal­las.

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