Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors clinch Pacific Division title

Stephen Curry's 33 points, 10 assists help Golden State beat Portland, clinch first division title in 39 years

Stephen Curry had 33 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers, 122-108, Tuesday night in Portland to clinch their first division title in 39 years.

The newly crowned Pacific Division champions ran their NBA-best record to 58-13 with their seventh straight win and 12th in 13 games.

Damian Lillard scored 29 points for Portland, which played without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge, sidelined by a hand injury, and starting forward Nicolas Batum, who has a back injury.

at Dallas 101, San Antonio 94: Monta Ellis matched his season high with 38 points, and the Mavericks rallied in the second half to pull within percentage points of the sixth-place Spurs in the West. Ellis, who bounced back from a four-for-22 performance Sunday in a loss at Phoenix, is averaging 34 points in three games against San Antonio this season. The Mavericks trailed by 14 points in the second quarter but outscored the Spurs, 33-20, in the third.

at Milwaukee 89, Miami 88: Khris Middleton hit a three-pointer at the buzzer and the Bucks snapped a six-game losing streak with a comeback victory that kept them in sixth place in the East. Milwaukee (35-36) outscored the Heat, 24-9, in the fourth quarter to complete a sweep of the four-game season series with Miami (32-38).

at Detroit 108, Toronto 104: Reggie Jackson had 28 points and nine assists and Andre Drummond added 21 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who righted themselves in the final 1:30 after the Raptors erased a 16-point second-half deficit. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 26 points for Detroit. The Raptors lost point guard Kyle Lowry to back spasms in the second quarter.

at Sacramento 107, Philadelphia 106: DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and 17 rebounds for the Kings, who registered their first three-game winning streak since late November and dealt the 76ers their 16th straight road loss. Philadelphia did not have a field goal and scored only three points in the final 6:12.

at Oklahoma City 127, Lakers 117

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