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Warriors extend record run with win over Suns

BENCHMARK BREAKERS:Golden State hit an NBA high by scoring 15 three-pointers in the first half of their game, which was their highest-scoring of the season to date

AP, PHOENIX, Arizona

The Indiana Pacers’ George Hill, second left, goes for the basket as the Chicago Bulls’ Tony Snell, second right, tries to block him, while Snell’s teammates Derrick Rose, left, and Nikola Mirotic watch in the first half of their game in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday.

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Stephen Curry on Friday night scored 41 points in three quarters and Draymond Green had a triple-double as the Golden State Warriors beat Phoenix 135-116, extending their NBA-record start to 17-0.

The Warriors set a franchise mark for three-pointers with 22, one shy of the league record.

Curry made a season-high nine of his 16 attempts from long range in his 14th career 40-point game, the fifth this season. Green had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his third career triple-double, his second this season.

The Warriors set another NBA mark in their highest-scoring game of the season by making 15 three-pointers (in 20 attempts) in the first half. Leandro Barbosa added 21 points on eight-of-nine shooting, including five for five on three-pointers.

T.J. Warren scored a career-high 28 points for the Suns in their third straight loss and fourth in five games.

ROCKETS 116, 76ERS 114

In Houston, Texas, James Harden had 50 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as Houston beat winless Philadelphia.

Harden was 14 for 28 from the field and 16 for 20 at the line in his third career game with 50 or more points. He is averaging 36.2 points in his past five games.

Philadelphia moved one loss away from matching the New Jersey Nets’ NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season. The Sixers have dropped 27 in a row dating to last season for the longest losing streak in major US professional sports history, passing the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976-1977. The previous record was also matched by the 76ers in 2013-2014.

Robert Covington had 28 points for Philadelphia, who made a franchise-record 16 three-pointers in 35 attempts. One day removed from a Boston nightclub altercation, rookie Jahlil Okafor had 11 points and six rebounds.


In Indianapolis, Indiana, Paul George scored 33 points and C.J. Miles had 16 as Indiana earned their fourth consecutive win.

The Pacers have won 10 of 12 overall. Monta Ellis had 14 points, and George Hill finished with 10 assists.

Nikola Mirotic scored a season-high 25 points for Chicago (9-5), and Jimmy Butler added 16. The Bulls lost for only the second time in six games.

Indiana broke out of a sluggish start with a 17-2 run that made it 19-9 midway through the first quarter, and they never trailed again.


In Charlotte, North Carolina, LeBron James had 25 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, extending his personal run of dominance against Charlotte.

James’ teams have won 23 straight games against franchises based in Charlotte — both the Hornets and Bobcats. He played in all but two of those.

Kevin Love had a double-double at halftime and finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds as the Cavaliers snapped Charlotte’s seven-game home winning streak and improved to 4-4 on the road.

Kemba Walker had 18 points, and Nicolas Batum added 17 points and eight rebounds for Charlotte.


In Memphis, Tennessee, Paul Millsap had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead balanced Atlanta past Memphis.

Atlanta, who had lost five of seven, had six players score in double figures. Jeff Teague had 20 points and seven assists, Al Horford scored 16 points and Kent Bazemore managed 14.

Millsap was 11 of 13 from the free-throw line.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 16 points, but was four of 13 from the field. Matt Barnes scored 15, while Courtney Lee and Vince Carter added 14 apiece.

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