NBA: Stephen Curry breaks three-pointer record as Warriors beat Nets; Thunder edge past Suns to get first win of season
Stephen Curry finished with 35 points as Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-114 as the LA Clippers stormed to a dominant victory over Washington Wizards.
New York: Stephen Curry set another NBA record by making seven 3-pointers and finished with 35 points as the Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-114 on Sunday.
Kevin Durant added 34 for the Warriors, who appeared on their way to another easy win before the Nets made it close with some sizzling 3-point shooting. Curry finally turned them back when his final 3-pointer made it 115-108 with 1:07 to play. He has made at least five 3s in all seven games, breaking George McCloud's record of six games in a row during the 1995-96 season.
But Klay Thompson continued to struggle behind the arc, going 1 for 5 and falling to 5 for 36 this season. He finished with 18 points and still hasn't had a 20-point outing this season. D'Angelo Russell scored 25 points and Caris LeVert had 23 for the Nets, who made 20 3-pointers in 42 attempts.
Golden State has won four in a row since its lone loss and the previous three were all by at least 20 points. The franchise record is four straight 20-point victories, set by the San Francisco Warriors in 1966-67, and it appeared the Warriors were going to equal that.
Oklahoma City Thunder 117 — 110 Phoenix Suns
Paul George and Russell Westbrook each scored 23 points, and Oklahoma City got its first win of the season.
Nerlens Noel had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Patrick Patterson added 17 points for the Thunder.
Rookie Elie Okobo scored 18 points and No. 1 overall draft pick Deandre Ayton added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix. Devin Booker, who entered the day as the league's ninth-best scorer at 27.8 points per game, sat out his second straight game with a left hamstring strain.
Oklahoma City's victory left the Cleveland Cavaliers, who fired coach Tyronn Lue on Sunday, as the league's only winless team.
Utah Jazz 113 — 104 Dallas Mavericks
Rudy Gobert and De Andre Jordan recorded their sixth straight double-doubles in six games this season to lead Utah.
Gobert finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Jordan added 12 points, 4 for 4 from the line, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists.
The Jazz overcame 18 turnovers and won going away after taking a five-point lead, 82-77, into the fourth quarter.
Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points for Utah. Jae Crowder added 15 points and Joe Ingles had 12. Dennis Smith Jr. had 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half.
Los Angeles Clippers 136 — 104 Washington Wizards
Tobias Harris scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Los Angeles coast to the win.
Lou Williams added 17 points on his 32nd birthday for the Clippers, who had nine players in double-figures as they shot 54 percent from the field, made 16-of-29 3-pointers, and outrebounded Washington 57-45.
The Clippers won for the fourth time in five games.
Bradley Beal scored 20 points and John Wall added 18 for Washington, which shot 40 percent and missed 22 of 27 3s. The Wizards are 1-5 this season and have lost 11 in a row to the Clippers in Los Angeles, dating back to Feb. 13, 2008.
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