Golden State prevails in overtime for 16th straight win, against Pelicans

Stephen Curry, Ryan Anderson, Jue Holiday
Warriors guard Stephen Curry glides over Pelicans defenders for a finger roll in Golden State’s 16th straight win.
(Jonathan Bachman / Associated Press)

Stephen Curry scored eight of his 34 points in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors won their 16th straight, 128-122, over the host New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.

Klay Thompson added 29 points for the Warriors, whose franchise-long winning streak includes a club-record 10 straight road victories.

Tyreke Evans scored 34 points for the Pelicans, but fouled out with three minutes left in overtime.

Jrue Holiday had 30 points, nine assists and five steals for New Orleans, which was playing without Anthony Davis (chest injury) but still led, 107-99, with 4:16 left in regulation.


Andre Iguodala had a season-high 20 points and Shaun Livingston scored 12 for Golden State. Marreese Speights added 10 points, including a free throw that tied the game at 111, a score that held until regulation ended.

Curry opened overtime by hitting his first field goal since the middle of the third quarter on a pull-up jumper.

Draymond Green followed with a three-point play on a driving layup as he was fouled by Ryan Anderson. Curry came back with a three-pointer from 26 feet out, and a few possessions later added another 26-footer, after which he shrugged and pounded his chest as he trotted back on defense.

Anderson scored 15 for the Pelicans, but was only two-for-eight from three-point range, one game after he tied a career high by making eight three-pointers. Dante Cunningham added 13 points.


Chicago 93, at Miami 75: Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points and the Bulls overcame a sloppy start to beat the offensively inept Heat, whose leading scorer Chris Bosh (calf strain) missed a game for the first time this season. Miami shot a season-low 35%, including four for 22 from three-point range. Dunleavy was shut out in the first half but scored 19 points on eight shots in the third quarter, when Chicago outscored Miami 33-16. The Bulls improved to 11-3 on the road, best in the Eastern Conference.

at Washington 93, Utah 84: John Wall had 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Wizards overcame a sluggish start to put away the slumping Jazz, which has lost 11 of 12. Wall also had five steals and three blocks, Bradley Beal scored 22 points, and Paul Pierce added 15 for the Wizards, who nearly succumbed to a letdown game after their big win over the Clippers on Friday night.

at Oklahoma City 112, Phoenix 88: Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 23 points and eight rebounds as the Thunder won its sixth straight game. Westbrook recorded his eighth straight game of scoring at least 20 points, and getting five rebounds and five assists since his return from a broken hand. By halftime, he had 24, five rebounds and six assists. He narrowly missed getting his ninth career triple-double. Oklahoma City has won eight of their last nine games and is 11-13. Gerald Green led Phoenix with 15 points, and the Suns fall to 12-13 with their fifth straight loss.

Toronto 95, at New York 90 (OT): Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 11 assists, controlling the overtime period and leading the Raptors to a victory over the Knicks. Terrence Ross added a season-high 22 points for the Raptors, who maintained the best record in the Eastern Conference at 18-6. Carmelo Anthony had 34 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who played without injured guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith.

San Antonio 99, at Denver 91: Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points, and Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili added 15 points apiece for the Spurs, who bounced back from Friday’s loss to the Lakers despite the absence of Tony Parker, who was out with an injured hamstring. Arron Afflalo had a season-high 31 points to lead the Nuggets, who have lost six of their last seven games. J.J. Hickson started in place of injured Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson left the game with 3:02 remaining in the second quarter after a collision with Ginobili opened a cut above his left eye. The cut was bandaged and he returned early in the third quarter.

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