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Curry scores record 300th three-pointer

DIGGING DEEP:A Grizzlies side who were playing without four injured starters defeated the Cavaliers, with Tony Allen scoring a season-high 26 points

AP, OAKLAND, California

The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, center, shoots against the Orlando Magic in their NBA game at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Monday.

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Stephen Curry scored 41 points and became the first player in NBA history to make 300 three-pointers in a season as the Golden State Warriors set yet another record by holding off the Orlando Magic 119-113 on Monday night for their 45th straight home victory.

Curry did not match his 51-point performance against the Magic on Feb. 25, in which he hit 10 of 15 three-pointers, but shot seven for 13 from long range and also pulled down 13 rebounds. He has 301 three-pointers, with 20 games still to go.

Golden State surpassed the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ 44 straight regular-season home victories and improved to 26-0 at the Oracle Arena this season with their franchise-best sixth straight win against Orlando.

Klay Thompson added 27 points for the Warriors (56-6).

Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 16 rebounds in his Bay Area homecoming.

GRIZZLIES 106, CAVALIERS 103

Tony Allen scored a season-high 26 points as the Memphis Grizzlies, despite playing without four injured starters, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-103.

Vince Carter made four free throws in the final 13.4 seconds to steal the upset by a Memphis team that had more coaches than players sitting on the bench.

Lance Stephenson added 17 points, while JaMychal Green had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who forced the Cavs into a season-high 25 turnovers and never backed down against the Eastern Conference’s top team. Allen was back after missing eight games with a knee injury for Memphis, who only dressed eight players.

LeBron James scored 28 points and Kyrie Irving had 27 — 14 in the fourth — for the Cavaliers. James also moved past Hall of Famer John Havlicek into 13th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.

CLIPPERS 109, MAVERICKS 90

Chris Paul scored 18 of his 27 points when Los Angeles took control in the third quarter, while DeAndre Jordan had 23 points and 20 rebounds amid another round of boos in Dallas.

Paul outscored the Mavericks by himself in the third, going eight of nine from the field, with the Clippers having trailed by two at halftime.

The boos were still strong for Jordan’s second game in Dallas since he spurned the Mavericks in free agency after agreeing to join them.

The 2.1m-tall center from Houston responded with a season high in points and made 11 of 19 free throws after delighting the crowd with an air ball in the first half.

Dirk Nowitzki was the Mavericks’ highest scorer, with 22 points.

PACERS 99, SPURS 91

Monta Ellis scored 26 points and Paul George added 23 to help Indiana end San Antonio’s eight-game winning streak.

The Pacers led by double digits most of the night and hung on after San Antonio cut the deficit to three in the final two minutes.

It’ was only the second time in 17 meetings since 2008 that the Pacers have beaten the Spurs.

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge each had 23 points for the Spurs.

The loss came hours after the team said coach Gregg Popovich did not make the trip because of a “family medical situation.”

Indiana grabbed the lead with a 14-0 first-quarter run and never trailed again.

In other games, it was:

‧ Bulls 100, Bucks 90

‧ Pelicans 115, Kings 112

‧ Hornets 108, Timberwolves 103

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