Klay Thompson scores 38 and Golden State wins without Stephen Curry

Klay Thompson, Patrick Beverley

Warriors guard Klay Thompson has hit shot challenged by Rockets guard Patrick Beverly during the first half Thursday night.

(David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

Klay Thompson scored 38 points, Draymond Green had a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors overcame star Stephen Curry’s absence to beat the Houston Rockets, 114-110, on Thursday night.

Golden State was blown out by Dallas on Wednesday night for just its second loss of the season when Curry missed his first game since March because of a sore left lower leg. But the Warriors were able to outlast the Rockets, thanks to the big night by Thompson, who made six threes.

Green had 16 assists and added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Houston trailed by three after a jump shot by James Harden (30 points) with about five minutes left before Golden State scored the next six points, highlighted by an alley-oop from Andre Iguodala to Andrew Bogut, to make it 111-102.


at Oklahoma City 110, Phoenix 106: Russell Westbrook had 36 points and 12 assists for the Thunder, which won its third in a row (and 12th of the last 14) while handing the Suns their seventh consecutive loss. Phoenix’s Tyson Chandler made a tying layup with 1:34 left, but Kevin Durant scored on a fadeaway jumper and got free for a dunk that made it 106-102 with 31.7 seconds left.

at Detroit 115, Minnesota 90: The Pistons trailed 22-15 after one quarter, but bounced back to break a three-game losing streak. Andre Drummond had 23 points and 18 rebounds and Reggie Jackson added 19 points and nine assists. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 22 points and nine rebounds.

Milwaukee 120, at Indiana 116: The Pacers trailed 111-95 with 4:41 left but closed to within two points with 7.7 seconds to go. However, Khris Middleton (33 points) hit two free late throws to help the Bucks stop a three-game losing streak. Paul George scored 31 for Indianapolis.

at Utah 109, Portland 96: Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points to help the Jazz cruise past the Trail Blazers. Utah grabbed control in the second quarter, outscoring Portland by 18 after the game was tied at 25 after one.


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