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Curry’s Warriors continue historic winning streak

AP, SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, center, lays the ball up as the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, left, defends in their NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday.

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Stephen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime as the Golden State Warriors continued their historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

The Warriors (68-7) surpassed last season’s victory total and can break the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10 with five wins in their last seven games.

Golden State’s Klay Thompson hit a tying three-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in regulation after an offensive rebound and kick-out from Shaun Livingston, with Thompson having missed the previous attempt.

The Jazz (37-38) fell into a tie with Houston for the No. 7 slot in the Western Conference playoff race.

Curry had seven rebounds and four assists, while Thompson finished with 18 points.

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 21 points, while Rodney Hood added 20.

SPURS 100, PELICANS 92

Manu Ginobili scored 20 points as the Spurs beat the injury-depleted Pelicans for their NBA-record 38th straight home victory to open a season.

San Antonio topped the 37-0 start by the Chicago Bulls during their record 72-victory season in 1995-1996. Golden State have an existing 36-game home winning streak to open the season, giving the Warriors a chance to end up with the record.

San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard had 16 points in his return from a three-game absence.

Alexis Ajinca had 18 points for New Orleans, who were without nine players due to injury. Jordan Hamilton added 14 points in his first start in his third game with the team.

RAPTORS 105, HAWKS 97

DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, while Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and nine rebounds as Toronto earned their franchise-record 50th victory of the season.

DeRozan added six assists and five rebounds, while Kyle Lowry finished with 17 points, 11 assists and six rebounds as the Raptors (50-24) won for just the second time in five games.

Jeff Teague had 18 points for the Hawks (45-31), who had won four in a row. Tim Hardaway Jr added 15 points, while Paul Millsap had seven points and nine rebounds.

LAKERS 102, HEAT 100, OT

Julius Randle hit a tiebreaking hook shot in the paint with 1.9 seconds left in overtime as Los Angeles rallied late in a tumultuous day to beat Miami.

Jordan Clarkson scored six of his 26 points in overtime for the Lakers, who ended a four-game losing streak with just their 16th win of the season.

Los Angeles hung on when Joe Johnson missed a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Heat, who had won four of five.

D’Angelo Russell scored five of his 16 points in overtime after receiving light boos from Lakers fans at several points early in the night. The rookie guard apologized profusely before the game for recording an unflattering video of teammate Nick Young.

NUGGETS 109, GRIZZLIES 105

Will Barton scored 25 points and Emmanuel Mudiay had 17 as the Nuggets beat the reeling Grizzlies.

Barton split a pair of free-throw attempts with 3.2 seconds left to help Denver hold on after Memphis pulled within three.

The Grizzlies (41-34) have lost four in a row. Their advantage over Portland for the fifth seed in the Western Conference is down to two games.

Zach Randolph led Memphis with 26 points, while Jordan Farmar finished with 14.

KINGS 120, WIZARDS 111

DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four blocks as the Kings hurt the Wizards’ playoff hopes.

The Wizards dropped their second straight and fourth in five games, falling three-and-a-half games behind Indiana for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

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