Stephen Curry scored 36 points and handed out 12 assists, while David Lee scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 123-114 on Thursday night and extended the NBA’s longest current winning streak to seven games.
Curry was 13-for-22 from the field and eight-for-15 from beyond the arc for Golden State. Lee added 14 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Harrison Barnes had 15 for the Warriors.
LeBron James scored 26 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 for the Heat, who had all five starters in double figures. Chris Bosh scored 19, Mario Chalmers had 17 and Shane Battier 11 for Miami.
However, the Heat allowed Golden State to shoot 56 percent, make 15 of 29 tries from three-point range and finish with a 40-31 rebounding edge.
KNICKS 105, SPURS 101
In San Antonio, Iman Shumpert scored a career-high 27 points, including the tiebreaking tip-in with 23.4 seconds left, and Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 12 rebounds in his return from injury as New York surprised San Antonio.
Amare Stoudemire added 11 points, while Beno Udrih and Andrea Bargnani had 10 each for the Knicks, who ended a three-game losing streak.
Marco Belinelli had a career-high 32 points, but missed a pair of three-pointers in the final minute for San Antonio.
The Spurs dropped to 12-5 at home this season. They had won three in a row overall.
The Knicks’ skid coincided with Anthony sitting out with a sprained left ankle, but the All-Star forward looked refreshed in revitalizing the team’s struggling offense.
In other play, it was:
‧ Nets 95, Thunder 93
‧ Trail Blazers 134, Bobcats 104
‧ Cavaliers 87, Magic 85,OT
‧ Bulls 94, Celtics 82
‧ Grizzlies 99, Suns 91
‧ 76ers 113, Kings 104
‧ Jazz 96, Bucks 87