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Coach Steve Kerr returns as Golden State Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers

Coach Steve Kerr returns as Golden State Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers
Golden State Warriorshead coach Steve Kerr stands on the side of the court during a time out against the Indiana Pacerson Friday. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Stephen Curry scored 39 points, including a banked-in three-pointer from midcourt with a hand in his face at the halftime buzzer, and finished with a triple-double, helping Coach Steve Kerr win his season debut in the Golden State Warriors' 122-110 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Kerr returned from a leave of absence dating to Oct. 1 because of complications following two back surgeries, and defending champion Golden State delivered for him by winning its 38th consecutive home game at Oracle Arena to match the 1985-86 Celtics for third-longest home winning streak all-time. The Warriors are 20-0 at home this season.

Curry had 12 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season and seventh of his career. The reigning MVP made eight three-pointers in 15 attempts and was 11 for 19 from the field overall.

Golden State has 10 triple-doubles this season — Draymond Green has the other eight — to match a franchise record set in 1959-60.

at Toronto 101, Miami 81: DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points as the Raptors stretched their winning streak to a season-high seven games. Newly elected All-Star Kyle Lowry, who had 15 points and six assists, kissed a fan on the forehead after accidentally falling on her while trying to save a loose ball early in the first quarter. The woman, who was sitting in the first row, did not appear to be hurt. Chris Bosh scored 26 for the Heat.

Oklahoma City 109, at Dallas 106: Kevin Durant scored 24 points in the former Texas star's first game in Dallas in almost two years, and the Thunder extended its winning streak to a season-best seven games. Russell Westbrook had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Oklahoma City, which almost blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before improving to 13-2 since a Christmas Day loss to Chicago. Chandler Parsons led the Mavericks with 26 points.

Charlotte 120, at Orlando 116 (OT): Kemba Walker had 40 points and nine assists, and Spencer Hawes made a go-ahead three-pointer with 17 seconds left in overtime for the Hornets, who erased an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to end a 10-game road losing streak. Victor Oladipo scored 29 points for the Magic, which has lost five straight and nine of 10.

Utah 108, at Brooklyn 86: Gordon Hayward had 21 points, nine assists and four rebounds, and the Jazz handed the Nets their fifth straight loss and 10th in 11 games.

at Boston 110, Chicago 101: Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and the Celtics held off a furious rally by the Bulls, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.

at Houston 102, Milwaukee 98: James Harden scored 30 points as the Rockets, playing without injured Dwight Howard, snapped a two-game skid and ended the Bucks' three-game winning streak.

Clippers 116, at New York 88

San Antonio 108, at Lakers 95

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