Washington, 19 November 2021 (STATS Perform/dpa/MIA) – Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors’ fourth-quarter charge and registered his fourth 40-point game of the season in a 104-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.
Curry had been listed as “questionable” for the game due to a hip complaint but overcame that to post 40 points including nine three-pointers for the Warriors who improve to 13-2.
Golden State had trailed by 13 points early in the final quarter, before going on a 17-0 run initiated by three consecutive Curry triples.
Curry had 13 points during the 17-0 run and 20 for the last quarter, as the Warriors flicked the switch with a 36-8 final period.
Draymond Green played a strong deputy hand with 14 assists for the Warriors, while Darius Garland had 25 points for the Cavs.
Curry also broke his own record for the most triples made by a player in the first 15 games of season, overtaking his 2018-19 haul of 80 and moving his 2021-22 tally to 85.
Elsewhere, Guards Seth Curry (20 points, six rebounds and five assists) and Tyrese Maxey (22 points, five rebounds and four assists) helped the depleted Philadelphia 76ers end their five-game skid with a 103-89 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Nikola Jokic had 22 points in the first half but finished with 30 for the game, along with 10 rebounds and seven assists.
Jimmy Butler had 32 points, five assists and four steals while Kyle Lowry dished off 12 assists as the Miami Heat downed the Washington Wizards 112-97, despite Bradley Beal’s 30 points.
Ja Morant starred with 28 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Memphis Grizzlies in a 120-108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, with Paul George managing 23 points, including 15 from beyond the arc.
Dejounte Murray only managed seven points, shooting at 17 per cent from the field, missing all four three-point attempts in the San Antonio Spurs’ 115-90 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Pascal Siakam shot two of 14 from the field and had four turnovers as the Toronto Raptors were beaten 119-103 by the Utah Jazz.