Warriors tie Bulls' home-win mark
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 121
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER 106
Stephen Curry tallied a game high 33 points as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to tie the NBA record for consecutive home wins.
The Warriors' second win over the Thunder in six days was their 44th straight at Oracle Arena as they equalled the record set by the Chicago Bulls from March 1995 to April 1996.
"This is special. We have been dominant here at home," said Curry.
The win also capped a three-game, season-series sweep for the Warriors over the Thunder.
That streak includes a 121-118 Warriors' overtime victory at Oklahoma City last Saturday.
In similar fashion, the Thunder held another fourth-quarter lead before Golden State, who have recorded the best record in NBA history through 59 games, came from behind.
Curry drained five of 15 shots from beyond the arc as almost half of his points came from three pointers.
"I was a little rusty," he said.
"I didn't shoot particularly well, but my teammates on the bench told me to keep shooting."
The Warriors have now won seven in a row.
They trailed by as many as nine in the third quarter and were down 83-82 entering the final period.
They took the lead for good on back-up guard Shaun Livingston's two free-throws in the first minute of the final quarter.
"Our second unit got us off to a fourth-quarter lead and they turned the momentum in our favour," Curry said. - AFP.
Miami 108 Phoenix 92, New Orleans 86 San Antonio 94, Dallas 101 Sacramento 104.