The Associated Press
Nov. 29, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 19 points in the first quarter, Draymond Green had his second straight triple-double and Golden State Warriors extended their NBA record to 18 straight wins at the start of a season Saturday night with a 120-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Leading by 10 points at halftime, the defending champion Warriors opened the third quarter with a 27-8 run that included four 3-pointers by Brandon Rush to build the lead to 29 points. The Kings never got close the rest of the game.
Green had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, becoming the first Warriors player with back-to-back triple-doubles since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964. A night earlier, he had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 135-116 win at Phoenix.
Rush had 16 points and Klay Thompson added 15 for the Warriors. Rudy Gay scored 20 points for Sacramento.
CAVALIERS 90, NETS 88
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made a running hook shot with a second left and scored 26 points, giving Cleveland a victory over Brooklyn.
After Joe Johnson's three foul shots tied it with 15.2 seconds left, the Cavaliers called timeout and took the ball at midcourt.
James took the inbounds pass, dribbled to the top of the key before cutting to the right of the lane and hitting a hook shot over Brook Lopez, the Nets' 7-foot center.
James scored 10 points and added a key steal late in the game to help Cleveland (13-4) remain unbeaten at home in nine games. Kevin Love also scored 26 points for Cleveland, which played a sluggish first half and didn't take its first lead until midway through the third quarter.
Lopez led Brooklyn (4-12) with 22 points.
RAPTORS 84, WIZARDS 82
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Joseph made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Toronto past Washington.
Joseph took DeMar DeRozan's pass in the corner and nailed the winning shot. He finished with 12 points as Toronto won its fourth straight despite tying a season high with 22 turnovers
Kyle Lowry scored 27 points for the Raptors. Bradley Beal scored 20 points for Washington.
SPURS 108, HAWKS 88
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and San Antonio won its fifth straight, holding the Atlanta to several season lows offensively.
San Antonio matched a season high with nine 3-pointers in winning its 18th consecutive home game against Atlanta and 10th straight overall against the Hawks.
Atlanta had season lows for points in any quarter (12 in the second), first-half points (37) and matched a season low for total points. The Hawks' starters finished with 38 points.
TRAIL BLAZERS 108, LAKERS 96
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 29 points and Portland handed Los Angeles its fifth straight loss.
CJ McCollum added 28 points for the Blazers. They have won three of their last four games after a six-game losing streak. Kobe Bryant scored 21 points in the Lakers' seventh straight road loss.
MAVERICKS 92, NUGGETS 81
DALLAS (AP) — Deron Williams scored 22 points, Zaza Pachulia added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Dallas beat Denver to snap a three-game losing streak.
Dallas has won five straight at home after losing its first two games of the season at American Airlines Center. Darrell Arthur, who attended Dallas' South Oak Cliff High, scored 16 points for Denver. The Nuggets began a five-game road trip with their sixth straight loss.
JAZZ 101, PELICANS 87
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alec Burks scored 21 points and Utah beat New Orleans.
Gordon Hayward added 17 points, Rodney Hood had 16, and Trevor Booker finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Pelicans center Anthony Davis scored 14 of the Pelicans' 16 first-quarter points and finished with 36. Davis also had 11 rebounds and blocked three shots.