Stephen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors continued their historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Salt Lake City.
The Warriors (68-7) surpassed last season’s victory total and must win five of their final seven games to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10.
Klay Thompson hit the tying three-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in regulation after an offensive rebound and kick-out from Shaun Livingston after Thompson missed the previous attempt.
Curry took over with his burst that gave the Warriors a 99-93 lead. He then took a charge on Gordon Hayward with 1 minute 21 seconds left before setting up Draymond Green’s dunk on the ensuing possession to put away the game.
at San Antonio 100, New Orleans 92: The Spurs earned their NBA-record 38th straight home victory to open a season, getting 20 points from Manu Ginobili. San Antonio topped the 37-0 start by the Chicago Bulls during their record 72-victory season in 1995-96. San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard had 16 points in his return from a three-game absence, showing no discomfort after bruising his right quadriceps on March 23. Alexis Ajinca had 18 points for the Pelicans, who were without nine players because of injuries.
at Toronto 105, Atlanta 97: The Raptors earned their franchise-record 50th victory of the season, as DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and nine rebounds. Jeff Teague had 18 points for the Hawks, whose four-game winning streak was snapped. Toronto led by as many as 24 points late in the third before Atlanta scored 14 straight in the fourth period to make a game of it.
at Dallas 91, New York 89: J.J. Barea (26 points) made the go-ahead layup with 49.9 seconds left as the Mavericks rallied in the fourth quarter and tie Houston Rockets for eighth place in the Western Conference. Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points for the Knicks, whose Kristaps Porzingis was out with a shoulder injury.
Denver 109, at Memphis 105: Will Barton scored 25 points, Emmanuel Mudiay had 17 and the Nuggets beat the Grizzlies, who’ve lost four in a row. Zach Randolph had 26 points for Memphis, whose advantage over Portland for the fifth seed in the Western Conference is down to two games.
At Milwaukee 105, Phoenix 94: Khris Middleton notched nine of his 26 points in the final 7:31 and Jabari Parker had 21 points to help the Bucks snap a five-game losing streak. Phoenix, which has lost four straight and five of six, was led by P.J. Tuckerf with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
at Sacramento 120, Washington 111: DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four blocks for the Kings, and the Wizards fell 3 1/2 games behind Indiana for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.
at Lakers 102, Miami 100 (OT).
Clippers 99, at Minnesota 79.