NBA wrap: Stephen Curry's offensive explosion leads Warriors past Nets

Continuing his fine form, Stephen Curry scored a season high 39 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 118-111 win over Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points on Sunday to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 118-111 win against the Brooklyn Nets.   -  AFP

Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points Sunday to lead the Warriors to a 118-111 road victory over the Nets.

Golden State, playing its third straight East-Coast game, struggled at times defensively. But Curry, who also had 11 rebounds and seven assists, helped the Warriors overcome a second-half Nets rally.

The Warriors led by 22 points at halftime, but allowed Brooklyn to torch the nets for 42 points in the third quarter. Allen Crabbe led the Nets' comeback attempt by scoring 25 points on 6-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc.

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Klay Thompson scored 23 points with 10 rebounds for the Warriors to help the defending champs avoid an embarrassing upset loss.

The Warriors (13-4) has now won nine of its last 10 games to tie the Rockets atop the Western Conference standings. 

Stud of the Night:

Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 20 points with 16 rebounds (nine offensive) in a 100-97 win over the Timberwolves. Drummond has now recorded a double-double in seven out of eight games this month. The Pistons (11-5) is now tied for second in the Eastern Conference.

Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball helped the Lakers to a 127-109 win over the Nuggets by scoring 11 points with 16 rebounds and D11 assists for his second-career triple-double. Ball recorded his first triple-double November 11 against the Bucks, after flirting with one the second game of the season.

Dud of the Night:

Wizards forward Markieff Morris scored just three points on 1 of 10 shooting in a 100-91 loss to the Raptors. Backup power forward Mike Scott scored nine points on 4 of 6 shooting in just 18 minutes, so Morris could find himself in a battle for his starting spot with more performances like that.

Highlight:

Victor Oladipo shows off athleticism with monstrous two-handed slam:

 

Oladipo scored 15 points to help the Pacers topple the Heat 120-95 on the road.

What's Next:

Cavaliers (9-7) at Pistons (11-5)  Having won four straight games, Cleveland has a short drive around Lake Erie to take on the Pistons. LeBron James has been in MVP-like form early this season, but there have already been rumblings of concern surrounding his heavy minutes. Detroit can match the Cavs' physicality, making this an intriguing early-season matchup.