NBA Round-Up: Curry shines again, Spurs, Celtic register wins

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant had 30-point games to fire the Golden State Warriors to a fifth consecutive victory on Wednesday in a 127-121 win over the Toronto Raptors.

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were the heroes for Warriors in its win over Raptors.   -  AP

Warriors 127, Raptors 121

Stephen Curry scored 35 points, including 14 in the third quarter, and added seven assists as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors 127-121 Wednesday for its fifth win in a row.

The Warriors led by 18 points in the fourth quarter before the Raptors chipped away to reduce the lead to six with a minute to play.

Kevin Durant had 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Warriors, who gave the Raptors its second straight loss.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 34 points, the ninth time in 11 games that he scored at least 30.



Thunder 105, Rockets 103

Russell Westbrook scored 30 points to lead Oklahoma City past Houston.

Westbrook shot 9 of 20 from the field to go with nine assists and seven rebounds. Thunder guard Victor Oladipo posted 29 points and 10 rebounds. No other player from Oklahoma City scored in double figures as the Thunder broke a four-game losing streak.

The Rockets had seven players score at least 10 points. Ryan Anderson led the charge with 14 points. James Harden added 13 points and 13 assists. Eric Gordon and Clint Capela also scored 13 points in the loss.



Pacers 103, Cavaliers 93

Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 20 as Indiana defeated short-handed Cleveland.

The Cavaliers played without LeBron James, who was resting, and J.R. Smith, who has a right ankle sprain.

Cleveland got 27 points from Kevin Love and 24 from Kyrie Irving, but it lacked a third option to keep pace with the Pacers, who placed five in double figures.



Knicks 105, Pistons 102

Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 35 points as New York held on to beat Detroit.

Porzingis had his eighth career game with at least 25 points. He shot 13 of 22 from the floor, tying a career high for field goals made.

Carmelo Anthony added 22 for the Knicks, who have won three of their last five games. Joakim Noah bounced back from not playing the second half Monday with an active performance of 15 rebounds while Derrick Rose contributed 16 points.



Magic 89, Pelicans 82

Serge Ibaka and Evan Fournier each scored 16 points to lead Orlando over New Orleans.

The Pelicans struggled to find any rhythm without leading scorer and rebounder Anthony Davis, who missed the game with a strained quad muscle.

Terrence Jones, who started in place of Davis, led the Pelicans with 26 points. Langston Galloway had 15 points and guard E'Twaun Moore scored 14.



76ers 109, Wizards 102

Jahlil Okafor scored a season-high 19 points and reserve Richaun Holmes made a critical 3-pointer in the closing minutes as Philadelphia beat Washington.

The Sixers rested rookie center Joel Embiid, their leading scorer and rebounder, who missed the last two seasons following a pair of foot surgeries. Philadelphia still shot 54.5 percent from the floor and recorded 30 assists, both season highs.

Ersan Ilyasova, making his first start in eight games with the Sixers, added 16 points. Nik Stauskas contributed 15, and Dario Saric had 13 points and 12 rebounds.



Celtics 90, Mavericks 83

Isaiah Thomas, taking advantage of injuries to Dallas backcourt, put on a one-man show down the stretch to spark Boston to the win.

With Deron Williams, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris out with injuries by game's end, Thomas, who had been quiet most of the night, exploded for 20 points and a dynamic assist in the final 6:01.

Thomas, who hasn't scored fewer than 23 points in a game this season, was 3-for-13 from the floor through three quarters and then erupted, finishing with 30 points (22 in the fourth quarter), six assists and four rebounds.



Hawks 107, Bucks 100

Atlanta was without Dwight Howard, as well as veteran reserve Thabo Sefolosha, and it didn't matter.

The Atlanta second unit sparked a 19-0 run over the first six minutes of the second quarter and the Hawks, up by 24 points shortly after halftime, held on to run its winning streak to six games.

Paul Millsap scored 21, including the clinching basket with 22.8 seconds left, to lead six Hawks double-figure scorers and also had eight rebounds.



Nuggets 120, Suns 104

Wilson Chandler posted season highs of 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Denver beat Phoenix for its first home victory.

Kenneth Faried also had season highs in points (20) and rebounds (15) for Denver. The Nuggets had lost their first three games at home and four straight overall before Wednesday. It started fast against the Suns and never relinquished the lead.

Brandon Knight came off the bench to lead Phoenix with a season-high 32 points, and Devin Booker scored 24 before picking up his second technical in the final minute.



Grizzlies 111, Clippers 107

Mike Conley had 30 points and eight assists, leading Memphis to a victory that snapped Los Angeles' seven-game winning streak end.

Marc Gasol added 26 points, including the go-ahead bucket, for the Grizzlies. Zach Randolph came off the bench to score 18 points.

J.J. Redick scored 29 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, for the Clippers, who gave up 100 points for the first time at home. Blake Griffin had 25 points and eight rebounds, while Jamal Crawford chipped in 15 points.



Spurs 110, Kings 105

Pau Gasol scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21, and San Antonio stayed perfect on the road with a victory over Sacramento.

The Spurs led by as much as 107-89 in the second half in rolling to their sixth consecutive road victory. San Antonio didn't lead by fewer than 10 points until Sacramento made a futile 16-3 run over the game's final three minutes.

Kawhi Leonard finished with 20 points, and Tony Parker scored 14 points with seven assists for the Spurs. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 17 rebounds and six assists.