NBA: Stephen Curry Shines As Warriors Beat Thunder

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Stephen Curry scored 34 points in 31 minutes as the Golden State Warriors moved up a spot on the Western Conference playoff table with a 118-97 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder in San Francisco.

Curry shot 11-for-21 overall and 6-for-13 from 3-point range for the Warriors. Mychal Mulder had 25 points, Andrew Wiggins 18, Jordan Poole 14 and Kent Bazemore 13 for the Warriors.

Ty Jerome came off the bench to pace the Thunder with 23 points. Darius Bazley added 22 and Theo Maledon 15.

Los Angeles Clippers 118-94 Los Angeles Lakers

Paul George scored 24 points as hosts Los Angeles Clippers completed a three-game season-series sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers with a 118-94 win.

Los Angeles Clippers Power Forward Paul George (13) guarded by Lakers Point Guard Alex caruso (4) during NBA Basketball game

Kawhi Leonard recorded 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Clippers, while Ivica Zubac added 14 points and eight rebounds. The Clippers moved past the Denver Nuggets by a half-game into the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference.

Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 25 points, but the team lost Anthony Davis due to an ankle ailment and back spasms in the first quarter. Davis said postgame that he hopes to play Friday when the Lakers visit Portland.

The Lakers and Trail Blazers are now tied for sixth place in the West.

Dallas Mavericks 113 – 109 Brooklyn Nets

Luka Doncic finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists to lead hosts Dallas to a victory over Brooklyn.

Dallas mavericks Shooting Guard Luka Doncic (77) takes a shot during NBA game against the Brooklyn Nets

The Mavericks won its second in a row and fifth in their past six games. Dallas took over fifth place in the Western Conference, a game ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland.

The Nets lost their fourth in a row despite Kyrie Irving’s season-high 45 points. Brooklyn remained in second place in the Eastern Conference, but fell to 2 1/2 games behind first-place Philadelphia and are now only half a game ahead of third-place Milwaukee.

Other NBA results

Detroit Pistons 111 – 97 Memphis Grizzlies

Indiana Pacers 133 – 126 Atlanta Hawks

Washington Wizards 131 – 129 Toronto Raptors 129 (Overtime)

Chicago Bulls 120 – 99 Charlotte Hornets

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters.

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