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    Curry hits 11 threes, scores 48 points, Warriors beat Mavericks

    DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 three-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 last Sunday night.

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

    Curry’s 11th three-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 five 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 JJ Barea and Dennis Smith Jr.

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry goes up to shoot against Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson. – AP

    MAGIC 116, ROCKETS 109

    Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points and Orlando took advantage of James Harden’s awful three-point shooting to beat Houston.

    Harden scored 38 points to push his run of 30-point games to 16, but was one of 17 from three-point range to tie Damon Stoudamire’s NBA record for misses in a game. Stoudamire was five for 21 from three-point range for Portland against Golden State on April 15, 2005. Harden was 11 of 32 overall from the field, made 15 of 16 free throws and had 12 assists and nine rebounds.

    Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross each had 17 points for Orlando. The Magic were coming off a 105-103 home victory over Boston last Saturday night.

    Austin Rivers scored 25 points, and Clint Capela had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Houston. The Rockets lost for only the fourth time in their last 17 games.

    RAPTORS 140, WIZARDS 138, 2OT

    Serge Ibaka hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and Toronto outlasted Washington for its fifth straight victory.

    The Raptors blew a 23-point lead before outlasting the Wizards.

    Kawhi Leonard led Toronto with 41 points and 11 rebounds, and Pascal Siakim had 24 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.

    Bradley Beal had his second triple-double of the season for Washington, finishing with season highs of 43 points and 15 rebounds and adding 10 assists. Otto Porter had 27 points, and Trevor Ariza narrowly missed his second career triple-double with 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.


    Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 40 points, Jamal Murray fought through a bloody lip to add 24 and Denver beat Portland.

    Jokic finished a point off his career high. He added 10 rebounds and eight assists, just missing his sixth-triple double of the season. Murray’s lip was bloodied when he took an elbow to the mouth from Jusuf Nurkic on a drive to the basket early in the third quarter.

    Denver rebounded from a loss at Phoenix on Saturday night for its 12th home win in a row.

    Damian Lillard led Portland with 26 points, and CJ McCollum had 18 points.


    Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and Cleveland beat Los Angeles to end a 12-game losing streak.

    Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Alec Burks had 17 points and 13 rebounds.

    Kyle Kuzma had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers. They have lost two straight and five of seven. Los Angeles was 7 for 34 on three-pointers.

    BUCKS 133, HAWKS 114

    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and Milwaukee won in coach Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta.

    Khris Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league’s only team not to drop consecutive games.

    Budenholzer made his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season. Trae Young led Atlanta with 26 points.

    76ERS 108, KNICKS 105

    Ben Simmons had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists, and Joel Embiid scored 26 points to help Philadelphia beat New York.

    New York’s Emmanuel Mudiay missed a three-pointer at the buzzer. Kevin Knox scored 31 points for the Knicks. They have lost four straight and 19 of 22.

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