SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored an NBA season-high 50 factors with 9 3-pointers, 10 assists and 7 rebounds, virtually single-handedly main the Golden State Warriors previous the Atlanta Hawks 127-113 on Monday evening.
Only Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry had registered a sport with 50 factors and 10 assists in Warriors franchise historical past.
Curry notched his tenth profession 50-point sport and already had 24 factors on 7-for-12 taking pictures by halftime with 5 3-pointers.
He wound up 14 for 28 from the ground and made all 13 of his free throws as the Warriors gained their fifth straight. They are holding opponents to 95.8 factors through the unbeaten stretch.
Trae Young had 28 factors and 9 assists in Atlanta’s fourth straight loss and sixth in seven.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 25 factors, 15 rebounds and 10 assists earlier than the NBA MVP was ejected for violently slamming his shoulder into Markieff Morris, and Denver beat Miami.
Will Barton scored 25 factors and Jeff Green, who began rather than an injured Michael Porter Jr., added 13 factors for the Nuggets, who held the opposition to underneath 100 factors for the seventh time this season.
Jimmy Butler had 31 factors to steer the Heat, and Duncan Robinson had 13.
With 2:39 remaining, Morris elbowed Jokic within the midsection at half court docket. Jokic retaliated with a tough shove from behind together with his higher arm/shoulder that knocked Morris to the ground. Morris rolled in ache as teammates pushed Jokic away. Medical personnel introduced a stretcher onto the ground however Morris was in a position to rise up and stroll off the ground on his personal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Julius Randle scored 31 factors, together with eight straight throughout a key fourth-quarter stretch, to steer New York over short-handed Philadelphia.
Philadelphia was with out four-time All-Star Joel (*50*) and three others as a result of NBA’s well being and security protocols, that are for gamers who’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 or been in shut contact with somebody who’s examined optimistic.
RJ Barrett added 15 factors for the Knicks, who gained their second within the final 5. Randle additionally had 12 rebounds.
Andre Drummond began rather than (*50*), and had 14 factors and 25 rebounds. Furkan Korkmaz added 19 factors for Philadelphia, which had a six-game win streak snapped.
CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 28 factors, Zach LaVine added 24 and Chicago used a 42-point fourth quarter to tug away from Brooklyn.
Rookie Ayo Dosumnu had 15 factors and performed a key function within the late rally as Chicago snapped a two-game shedding streak.
Kevin Durant, who entered as the NBA’s main scorer with a 28.6 common, had 38 factors however Brooklyn had its five-game profitable streak snapped. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19.
The Nets had performed Sunday in Toronto and appeared to expire of gasoline late.
GRIZZLIES 125, TIMBERWOLVES 118, OT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 33 factors and Brandon Clarke had 20 factors and 9 rebounds as Memphis put collectively a livid fourth-quarter rally earlier than defeating Minnesota in time beyond regulation.
Memphis trailed by as many as 16 with 7:30 left in regulation however a 21-4 rally erased Minnesota’s benefit. The Timberwolves compelled OT with a 39-foot 3-pointer banked in by Karl-Anthony Towns as regulation expired.
But Memphis pulled away within the further interval. De’Anthony Melton had 19 factors for the Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr. had 14 and Kyle Anderson and Desmond Bane added 12 every.
It was Minnesota’s sixth straight loss. D’Angelo Russell, who missed the earlier two video games with a sprained proper ankle, led the Timberwolves with 30 factors. Towns had 25 factors and 13 rebounds. Anthony Edwards, who entered the sport taking pictures 30% from 3-point vary, related on 4 of 9 from outdoors the arc and ended up with 27 factors.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Payne scored a season-high 24 factors in 22 minutes off the bench and Phoenix acquired assist from an overturned name to win its fifth straight sport, beating (*10*).
Devin Booker had 18 factors, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for Phoenix. Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges scored 16 apiece.
The Suns led by 21 early within the fourth quarter however the Kings made a late push over the ultimate 5 minutes.
Harrison Barnes had 26 factors and De’Aaron Fox scored 24 for (*10*).
MAVERICKS 108, PELICANS 92
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 25 factors, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson added 17 apiece and Dallas overcame a sluggish begin to beat New Orleans.
Still with out Zion Williamson due to a damaged proper foot, the Pelicans went up 11 within the first quarter however didn’t lead once more after the primary couple of minutes of the second quarter in a seventh consecutive loss that dropped them to 1-10.
With Doncic watching to begin the fourth, Brunson and Hardaway led a 12-0 run that gave the Mavericks a 93-71 lead. Hardaway was 4 of 5 on 3-pointers as the Mavericks shot higher than 50% for a second straight sport after beginning 2 of 12.
Jonas Valanciunas had 22 factors and 11 rebounds and Josh Hart scored a season-high 22 for the Pelicans, who had been coming off a 41-point loss to Golden State. New Orleans misplaced by double figures every time on a four-game journey that matched its longest of the season.
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