Basketball

Warriors improve to league best 23-4

Klay Thompson scored a game-high 25 points as the Golden State Warriors posted their fifth straight victory over the shorthanded New York Knicks with a 103-90 win yesterday morning (Singapore time).

JaVale McGee made the most of a rare start by tallying 17 points for the Warriors, who improved to a league best 23-4 with the win.

41 ASSISTS

The Warriors remarkably recorded assists on every basket until the streak was broken late in the third period by a driving hoop by reserve guard Ian Clark.

The total of 41 assists gave Golden State at least 30 in 19 of their 27 games this season.

No other NBA team have reached 30 more than four times.

"We had great flow and trust in each other," said Thompson.

Kevin Durant finished just shy of a triple-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to go with eight assists.

Draymond Green grabbed 11 rebounds and had five points, while Stephen Curry finished with a season-low eight points and eight assists.

The Knicks were missing stars Carmelo Anthony (bruised right shoulder) and Derrick Rose (sore lower back).

Reserves Justin Holiday (15) and Ron Baker (13) were the leading scorers for the Knicks. - AFP

OTHER RESULTS

  • Milwaukee Bucks 108 
Chicago Bulls 97
  • New Orleans Pelicans 102 
Indiana Pacers 95
  • Denver Nuggets 132 
Portland Trail Blazers 120
  • Phoenix Suns 92 
San Antonio Spurs 107
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