Klay Thompson woke Golden State from its slowest start of the season with 17 of his 34 points in the second quarter, Draymond Green tied Tom Gola’s franchise record with his ninth triple-double of the season, and the Warriors beat the New York Knicks, 116-95, Sunday night in New York for their seventh straight victory.
Green made all nine of his shots as the Warriors (44-4) wrapped up January at 40 games over .500 even with a quiet 13 points from Stephen Curry. Green finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors, who were held to a season-low 18 points in the first quarter.
They charged back with 64 over the middle two quarters — the Knicks had only 65 total through three — and appeared back to normal after a sluggish effort Saturday in Philadelphia.
Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost for the fifth time in six games.
at Orlando 119, Boston 114: Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Magic rallied in the second half to snap an eight-game losing streak. Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for Orlando, and Marcus Smart scored 26 for the Celtics, whose winning streak ended at five games.
at Miami 105, Atlanta 87: Chris Bosh scored 18 points to help the Heat extend its winning streak to four games. Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng each had 17 points and Amar’e Stoudemire finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, whose four-game win streak is its first in the regular season since March 28 to April 2, 2014. Atlanta has lost three straight.
at Portland 96, Minnesota 93: C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard scored 21 points apiece, and the Trail Blazers handed the Timberwolves their 11th straight road loss. Portland extended its winning streak to four and improved to 3-0 against Minnesota this season. Rookie-of-the-year contender Karl-Anthony Towns was the first player on the court in double figures and finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves. It was his 25th double-double, the most of any rookie this season.
at Dallas 91, Phoenix 78: Deron Williams scored 27 points and the Mavericks, playing without Dirk Nowitzki, surged past the lowly Suns, who have lost four straight and 10 of 11 to fall to 14-35.
at Clippers 120, Chicago 93
Charlotte 101, at Lakers 82