Stephen Curry had 27 points, five rebounds and five assists on his
28th birthday, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 125-107. on Monday night in Oakland for their record 49th straight regular-season home victory.
Draymond Green added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors (60-6), who are 31-0 at Oracle Arena this season. With 16 games to go, they remain one game ahead of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ pace in their record 72-win season.
at Utah 94, Cleveland 85: Rodney Hood scored 28 points and the Jazz stunned the Cavaliers despite playing without leading scorer Gordon Hayward.
Chicago 109, at Toronto 107: The Bulls earned their ninth consecutive victory and handed the Raptors only their second loss in their last 16 games at home. Chicago reserve Doug McDermott led the way with 29 points. Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto.
at Phoenix 107, Minnesota 104: Mirza Teletovic made a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to lift the Suns, who won at home for the first time since Feb. 27.
Dallas 107, at Charlotte 96: The Hornets’ season-high seven-game winning streak ended as Chandler Parsons of the Mavericks had 24 points and nine rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki added 23 points and 11 rebounds. Dallas moved back above .500 after losing five straight games. Kemba Walker had 25 points and nine assists for Charlotte. Dallas, which led 52-33 at halftime, hit six of 10 three-point shots in the fourth quarter.
At Miami 124, Denver 119: Rookie Justise Winslow scored 20 for the Heat, which snapped the Nuggets’ four-game winning streak. Denver’s Kenneth Faried matched the best single-game shooting effort in the NBA this season, going 11 for 11 and finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds. The Nuggets had a chance to tie the game with 4:15 left after a Heat turnover, but Josh Richardson chased down D.J. Augustin to get a block at the rim. A Heat three-pointer followed.
at Washington 124, Detroit 81: John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Wizards snapped a five-game skid and gained ground in the playoff race.
at Houston 130, Memphis 81: Donatas Motiejunas scored 18 points, Trevor Ariza had 16 and the Rockets coasted to their most lopsided win of the season. Memphis’ Lance Stephenson missed the game with a sprained right wrist, joining a bevy of other players sitting out with injuries including Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Chris Andersen, Brandan Wright and Vince Carter.
at Oklahoma City 128, Portland 94: The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds in his 12th triple-double of the season.