Curry spices up game with 31 as Warriors plunder Thunder
APMEMPHIS, Tennessee -- In Oakland, Stephen Curry had 31 points and seven assists, David Lee finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Golden State outlasted Oklahoma City.
January 25, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
On the eve of the announcement for All-Star reserves, Golden State's top two candidates made a lasting impression.
Curry matched Kevin Durant's spectacular scores all game, stole a pass from the Thunder's leading man in the final seconds and hit a pair of free throws to seal Golden State's third straight victory. Lee helped the Warriors outrebound Oklahoma City's lengthy frontline 40-39 and made some big plays late.
Durant had 33 points, nine assists and five rebounds for the Thunder, who blew an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter a night after running away with a win at the Los Angeles Clippers. Oklahoma City had won seven of eight to move to the top of the NBA standings.
Grizzlies 106, Lakers 93 Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los Angeles Lakers 106-93 Wednesday night, handing the Lakers their fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games.
Los Angeles lost its seventh consecutive road game, and center Dwight Howard missed the second half after aggravating his sore shoulder in the first half.
Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen added 12 points apiece as Memphis improved to 12-0 when scoring at least 100 points. Randolph also grabbed 10 rebounds. The Grizzlies had a 60-34 edge in the paint with Howard sidelined during the second half.
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points for the Lakers and Metta World Peace added 15.
Heat 123, Raptors 116, OT In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 35 points, LeBron James got his 34th career triple-double and Miami rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Toronto.
James finished with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for Miami, getting the last board on Toronto's final shot of the night. Wade added seven assists, including the one that set up Ray Allen for the 3-pointer that clinched the win with 59.3 seconds left in overtime.
Allen scored 18, Mario Chalmers added 14 and Chris Bosh had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Miami. The Heat finished overtime on a 13-2 run, climbing out of a four-point hole.
Alan Anderson scored 20 points for Toronto, leading seven Raptors in double figures.
Nuggets 105, Rockets 95 In Houston, Ty Lawson scored 21 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and Denver pulled away in the third quarter against mistake-prone Houston.
Danilo Gallinari sank three 3-pointers and scored 18 points for the Nuggets, who converted 28 points off 23 Houston turnovers to beat the Rockets for the fifth straight time.
James Harden scored 23 points and Omer Asik grabbed 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who have lost eight of nine. Jeremy Lin watched the fourth quarter from the bench for the second straight game.
Denver took control with a 21-5 burst late in the third quarter, turning a flurry of Rockets turnovers into easy baskets.
Other games on Wednesday:
Bulls 85, Pistons 82
Nets 91, Timberwolves 83
Suns 106, Kings 96
Trail Blazers 100, Pacers 80
Hawks 104, Bobcats 92
Spurs 106, Hornets 102
Jazz 92, Wizards 88