Stephen Curry eclipsed his own NBA record for most three-pointers in a season, scoring 45 points to rally the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night in Oakland.
Curry entered the game four shy of his mark of 272 three-pointers, which he set two years ago in the season finale at Portland. He hit six before halftime and eight overall.
Curry had nine assists and Klah Thompson added 26 points to help Golden State avoid its first three-game losing streak this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 27 points and six rebounds while Damian Lillard had 20 points and eight assists for the Blazers, who have already have locked up the Northwest Division.
Chicago 89, at Miami 78: The Bulls went on a staggering 39-8 run to open the second half and the Heat's freefall never stopped. Pau Gasol had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Chicago, which dealt a big blow to Miami's playoff hopes.
Aaron Brooks and Taj Gibson each scored 14 points for the Bulls, who were outscored 33-12 in the second quarter — then went on a staggering 39-8 run to open the second half. Miami missed its first 12 shots after halftime, and the freefall never stopped.
Mike Dunleavy and Derrick Rose each had 12 for Chicago, which moved back into the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Dwyane Wade finished with nine points on four-of-20 shooting for the Heat, who were outscored 57-27 after halftime.