NBA: LA Lakers end Steph Curry's 3-point streak, Damian Lillard scores season-high 42 - Firstpost
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NBA: LA Lakers end Steph Curry's 3-point streak, Damian Lillard scores season-high 42


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Loss Angeles: Stephen Curry's NBA-record streak of 157 games with a 3-pointer came to an end in a shock 117-97 loss for Golden State at the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

Lou Williams scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to guide the Lakers to a huge upset victory over the Warriors.

Elsewhere, Washington belatedly gave coach Scott Brooks his first win in a tight game against Atlanta, Phoenix pulled off an unlikely overtime victory at New Orleans, and DeMar DeRozan topped 30 points again as Toronto beat Miami.

Steph Curry suffered a disappointing end to his 3-point streak against the Lakers. AP

Steph Curry suffered a disappointing end to his 3-point streak against the Lakers. AP

Curry scored just 13 points while going 0 for 10 from 3-point range, ending several incredible long-distance streaks. He had hit a 3-pointer in every regular-season game since Nov. 11, 2014.

Including the postseason, Curry had at least one 3 in 196 straight games, and he had also hit in 116 straight regular-season road games — both NBA records.

Julius Randle had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the rebuilding Lakers and gave coach Luke Walton victory in his first meeting against his former team and his coaching mentor, Steve Kerr.

The Lakers jumped to a 21-point lead in the third quarter and fought off Golden State's challenge in the fourth quarter with huge games from Williams and Randle.

Washington's Bradley Beal scored 20 of his 28 points after halftime to steer the Wizards past Atlanta 95-92.

Beal averaged only 14 points during Washington's 0-3 start, never getting more than 15, but found his shooting radar in this game, making 13 of 14 free-throw attempts and hitting three 3-pointers.

John Wall had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Washington.

Dwight Howard led the Hawks with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Atlanta cut the deficit to 95-92 and inbounded the ball after a timeout with 11.7 seconds left, but Kyle Korver air-balled a 3-point try with 3.6 seconds left.

Phoenix's Devin Booker scored 38 points, including an improbable jumper that tied the scores as regulation expired and the Suns won 112-111 after overtime.

T.J. Warren added 18 points on 4-of-17 shooting for the Suns.

Anthony Davis had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans, who slipped to 0-6.

The difference in the game came at the stripe, as the Pelicans made only 15 of 28 free throws, while the Suns sank 24 of 28.

Toronto's DeRozan scored 34 points as the Raptors beat Miami 96-87.

It was a team-record fifth straight 30-plus-point game for DeRozan, the NBA's leading scorer coming into the game averaging 36.3 points.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last player to start a season with five games with at least 30 points was Michael Jordan from Nov. 1-11, 1986.

Reserve Terrence Ross added 20 for the Raptors, while Hassan Whiteside had 21 points and 16 rebounds for the Heat.

Charlotte's Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points to power the Hornets past Brooklyn 99-95.

Nicolas Batum added 18 points for the Hornets, whose 4-1 start is their best in 16 years.

Reserve Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points for the Nets, who didn't have starting point guard Jeremy Lin available to face his former team because of a hamstring strain that will keep him sidelined for at least two weeks.

New York's Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah returned to Chicago to face their former team and put in solid contributions as the Knicks beat the Bulls 117-104.

Los Angeles' Chris Paul had 27 points and 11 assists in a 99-88 win for the Clippers against Memphis.

Portland's Damian Lillard scored 27 of his season-high 42 points in the second half as the Trail Blazers won 105-95 at Dallas, condemning the Mavericks to an 0-5 season start for the first time in franchise history.

San Antonio avenged a home-court loss to Utah on Tuesday by winning 100-86 at the Jazz, led by Kawhi Leonard's 29 points and 11 rebounds.

First Published On : Nov 5, 2016 13:42 IST

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