Stephen Curry overcame a rare off night from long range to post 21 points and seven assists and help the Golden State Warriors to their 13th consecutive win with a 102-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Curry missed six of his seven three-point attempts, but the top-ranked Warriors' defense forced the short-handed Timberwolves to shoot 36% and turn the ball over 19 times to improve to an NBA-best 18-2. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and the Warriors left holding their breath after Andrew Bogut left with a knee injury early in the first quarter.
The Warriors called it "right knee irritation" and deemed his return to the game questionable, but he watched the rest from the bench.
Andrew Wiggins had 21 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who are playing without three starters and have lost six in a row. Thaddeus Young added 13 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota.
Atlanta 108, at Indiana 92: Al Horford scored 25 points, and Jeff Teague added 21 for the Hawks, who have won eight of its last nine games and seven straight. The Hawks dominated early and never let up as they built a 28-18 first quarter lead. The lead went to 21 when Teague made a layup and free throw with 8:25 to play in the third quarter.
at Washington 133, Boston 132 (2OT): John Wall scored 26 points, including the Wizards' last 10, as they rallied for a double overtime win. Wall added a career-high 17 assists, Paul Pierce scored a season-high 28 points and Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Washington, which outlasted the Celtics to salvage the finale of the home-and-home series after losing Sunday in Boston.
Cleveland 110, at Brooklyn 88: LeBron James and the Cavaliers turned a close game into a clinic after Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, grabbed courtside seats to watch them. Kevin Love was shooting free throws when the royal couple emerged from a tunnel with 7:14 remaining in the third quarter. Perhaps distracted by the loud roar, Love missed the second, leaving the game tied at 61. But James, putting on a show that few others could, threw some sharp passes to go with his nine points in the period and the Cavs cruised from there to their seventh straight victory.
at Toronto 112, Denver 107 (OT): Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 13 assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 12 rebounds, as the Raptors rallied to beat the Nuggets in overtime. Lou Williams scored 26 for the Raptors, who trailed by five points with less than three minutes to play but got a game-tying three-pointer from Patrick Patterson with 28 seconds left. Patterson had 19 points and Terrence Ross 16 for Toronto, which leads the Eastern Conference with a 16-5 record.
at Sacramento 101, Utah 92: Rudy Gay scored 29 points, and the Kings overcame the absence of center DeMarcus Cousins to beat the struggling Jazz. Darren Collison added 16 points and six assists, and rookie Nik Stauskas scored a season-high 15 points to go with eight rebounds as Sacramento pulled away in the fourth quarter for a rare win without its leading man. Cousins sat out for the sixth straight game because of viral meningitis, which will sideline him at least the rest of the week.