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NBA: Golden State Warriors’ 18-0 run puts away Boston Celtics

NBA: Golden State Warriors’ 18-0 run puts away Boston Celtics

Warriors forward Kevin Durant drives against Celtics guard Avery Bradley during the third quarter of a game on Nov. 18.

(Elise Amendola / Associated Press)

Klay Thompson scored 28 points, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds against the team he spurned this summer and the visiting Golden State Warriors scored 18 points in a row in the third quarter to pull away from the Boston Celtics in a 104-88 victory Friday night. 

Stephen Curry had only 16 points — his second-fewest of the season — while sitting out much of the fourth quarter as the Warriors cruised to their sixth consecutive victory. They have had 30 or more assists in all six wins.

at Oklahoma City 124, Brooklyn 105: Russell Westbrook (30 points, 11 rebounds, 14 assists) had his fourth triple-double of the season and 41st of his career. Westbrook made 13 of 21 shots and had only three turnovers as the Thunder shot 55.1% from the field and outrebounded the Nets, 46-30. 

Phoenix 116, at Indiana 96: Brandon Knight scored 17 points off the bench, as the Suns’ backups outscored the Pacers’ reserves 78-35, the most points by bench players in the NBA this season.

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at New Orleans 113, Portland 101: Anthony Davis had 38 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, and Jrue Holiday added 21 points in his debut this season for the Pelicans. Holiday missed the first 12 games to care for his wife, retired soccer star Lauren Holiday, who had brain surgery last month only weeks after giving birth to the couple’s first child.

at Cleveland 104, Detroit 81: Kyrie Irving had 25 points and 11 assists and LeBron James, returning to the lineup after sitting out a game, added 21 points as the Cavaliers rolled. 

at Charlotte 100, Atlanta 96: Nic Batum had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Cody Zeller matched his career high with 23 points and the Hornets rallied to end the Hawks’ six-game winning streak.

Memphis 80, at Dallas 64: The injury-plagued Mavericks flirted with franchise worsts for scoring and shooting percentage (28.8%). 

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Toronto 113, at Denver 111 (OT): DeMar DeRozan, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 30 points, including four in overtime, as the Raptors improved to 4-1 on the road.

San Antonio 116, at Lakers 107

Clippers 121, at Sacramento 115


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