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Thompson hits 5,000 in Warriors win

GOLDEN:The win over the Pistons was the Warriors’ fifth in a row, while the Denver Nuggets took a home victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks

AP, OAKLAND, California

Klay Thompson notched up his 5,000th point and knocked down two late three-pointers in a 1 minute, 9 second span to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Detroit Pistons 105-98 for their fifth straight win.

Thompson finished with 27 points on 11-for-19 shooting in the Warriors’ 51st victory — matching their total from last season — and their eighth straight against Detroit.

Andre Drummond had a career-high 27 rebounds — 17 offensive — to go with 22 points in the Pistons’ eighth straight loss.

Thompson’s two 3s came during a decisive 18-2 run, including one with 5:37 left to put Golden State ahead by 10 as Detroit could not fight back.

NUGGETS 115, HAWKS 102

Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and Will Barton added 16 as Denver beat Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta for their eighth straight home win over the Hawks.

By the end of the third quarter, Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer had seen enough and inserted his bench players, who went on a 24-1 run midway through the fourth quarter to make the score respectable after trailing by 32 with 7:32 remaining.

The Hawks have not won in the Mile High City since Dec. 6, 2006.

Kyle Korver scored 18 points to lead Atlanta, hitting five three-pointers.

HEAT 104, NETS 98

Dwyane Wade had 28 points and nine assists, while Chris Andersen equaled a career high with 18 points and set a season high with 14 rebounds as Miami finished off a season sweep of Brooklyn.

Goran Dragic added 17 points in his return to the Miami lineup.

The Heat went 7-0 against New York’s two teams this season — 4-0 against the Nets and 3-0 against the Knicks — and moved back into the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, helped by Sacramento beating Charlotte earlier on Wednesday night.

The Heat were without center Hassan Whiteside, serving a one-game suspension for elbowing Boston’s Kelly Olynyk on Monday night.

Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack each scored 18 points for the Nets. Brook Lopez finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

CELTICS 95, GRIZZLIES 92

Marcus Smart converted a go-ahead, three-point play with 52 seconds left, while Avery Bradley added a vital jump shot with 8 seconds remaining as Boston ended a five-game losing streak against Memphis.

Bradley scored 17 points to help the Celtics win their second in a row as they chase a playoff spot.

Smart put Boston ahead 91-90 with the last of 14 lead changes in the game, which ended when Mike Conley missed a deep three-pointer for Memphis just before the buzzer.

Conley led Memphis with 20 points after missing time in the second half with a leg injury.

Tony Allen added 16 points, while Zach Randolph had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

BULLS 104, 76ERS 95, OT

Aaron Brooks scored seven of his season-high 31 points in overtime to help short-handed Chicago beat Philadelphia.

Pau Gasol had 27 points and 16 rebounds, while Nikola Mirotic finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls. They snapped a three-game skid without four regulars and three of their top five scorers.

The Bulls dressed only 10 players and were without Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah.

Rose had knee surgery on Feb. 27, but said on Monday that he hopes to return this season, targeting four to six weeks for a comeback from yet another knee injury. Butler (elbow) missed his sixth straight game, while Gibson (ankle) sat out his seventh in a row. Noah (knee) was a late scratch.

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