HOUSTON – Stephen Curry had 29 points, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden State Warriors pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 124-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Draymond Green had a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. The Warriors extended their road winning streak to nine games and have won an NBA-best 16 road games this season.
The teams stayed close through most of the game, but the Warriors had a seven-point lead with about 3 1/2 minutes left. They scored the next five points, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Curry, to make it 120-109 and send many of the home fans streaming for the exits.
The Rockets got 30 points from Eric Gordon, and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 29 and tie a career high with eight 3-pointers. Houston played its second game without injured star James Harden, out for at least two weeks with a hamstring strain.
The Warriors were short-handed, too, playing without Kevin Durant, who missed the game with strained right calf. But Andre Iguodala returned after sitting out Wednesday night with back and hip strains and had 10 points and eight assists.
Curry added nine rebounds, five assists and a steal in his third game back after missing 11 with a sprained right ankle.
Thunder 127, Clippers 117
LOS ANGELES – Russell Westbrook had his 13th triple-double of the season, Paul George scored 31 points and Oklahoma City snapped Los Angeles’ four-game winning streak.
Westbrook finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in his latest homecoming. Carmelo Anthony added 22 points for the Thunder.
DeAndre Jordan led the Clippers with a season-high 26 points and 17 rebounds. Lou Williams had 26 points and Blake Griffin scored 24.
The Thunder have won eight of 10. They beat the Lakers on Wednesday night and completed a back-to-back sweep in Los Angeles.
The Clippers led 97-94 at the end of the third quarter, but the Thunder – led primarily by their second unit – opened the fourth with a 12-0 run. Los Angeles missed its first seven shots to begin the quarter.
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