Stephen Curry scored 46 points, 21 in the first quarter, and the Golden State Warriors improved to 10-0 on Thursday night with a 129-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Minneapolis.
Curry made 15 of 25 shots, eight of 13 from beyond the three-point line, in another breathtaking performance for the NBA’s reigning most valuable player. Draymond Green had 23 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who are the fourth defending champion to start the season with at least 10 consecutive victories.
Curry has led the charge, shooting with a precision and range never before seen in the NBA. After breaking the league record for three-point shot made in a season in each of the last two years, he is on pace to smash it again this season. He has topped 40 points in a game three times and has made 52 three-pointers, more than three teams have made.
One night after scoring 28 points in a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Curry made four of five three-point shots in the first quarter and pushed the Warriors to a 10-0 lead before the game was 90 seconds old.
Last year Russell Westbrook led the NBA with four 20-point quarters. Curry already has four in 10 games.
at Miami 92, Utah 91: Chris Bosh scored 25 points for the Heat, which has won three in a row to start a seven-game homestand. The Heat played without Dwyane Wade, who was excused for a family emergency. One of his sons needed hospitalization for undisclosed reasons, with the team saying only that the child was doing well and would be fine.