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.