Stephen Curry was in the mood on Thursday night.
The NBA results on Thursday night
|Memphis Grizzlies 104-113 Golden State Warriors|
|Washington Wizards 124-117 New York Knicks|
|San Antonio Spurs 138-110 LA Lakers|
|OKC Thunder 101-113 Phoenix Suns|
|Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 Dallas Mavericks|
|Houston Rockets 106-118 Indiana Pacers|
|Charlotte Hornets 115-107 Denver Nuggets|
|Detroit Pistons 112-115 Miami Heat|
|Atlanta Hawks 98-96 Philadelphia 76ers|
|New Orleans Pelicans 110-104 Orlando Magic|
|Minnesota Timberwolves 116-128 Utah Jazz|
Memphis Grizzlies 104-113 Golden State Warriors
Juan Toscano-Anderson and Gary Payton II hit key circles along the stretch and Stephen Curry exploded for 46 points as the Golden State Warriors finally got the better of the Memphis Grizzlies in a 113-104 win Thursday night in San Francisco.
Curry’s 46 points were the product of 13 of 22 total shots, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range and 12 of 12 on the foul line.
It was his second-highest score of the season behind just a 50-point night against the Atlanta Hawks in November.
In his second game since returning from a knee injury, Ja Morant led the Grizzlies to 21 points left with six assists, the team’s highest. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Melton each had 20 points.
Washington Wizards 124-117 New York Knicks
Spencer Dinwiddie collected 21 points and 12 assists as Washington beat Kemba Walker’s 44-point performance to defeat the New York host.
Rookie Corey Kispert scored a season-high of 20 points in his first NBA career for the Wizards, who played without top scorer Bradley Beal. Before the game, Beal joined colleague Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Kyle Kuzma recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds and Aaron Holiday added 16 points as Washington won his second straight game. Walker made seven triples to continue his recent surge. The New York native has scored 94 points in three games since returning from a nine-game bench.
San Antonio Spurs 138-110 LA Lakers
Keita Bates-Diop set a career record of 30 points with a perfect 11 for 11 shot as the San Antonio visit used a balanced attack to get past Los Angeles.
Derrick White added 23 points and Lonnie Walker IV scored 21 for the Spurs, who finished 3-1 away. Keldon Johnson scored 16 points and took 10 rebounds, while Doug McDermott and Jock Landale added 13 points each.
LeBron James had 36 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook added 30 points and seven rebounds as the Los Angeles losing streak hit the season record of four games. The Lakers continued to be understaffed with Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Malik Monk, Avery Bradley and Austin Reaves in COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Manager Frank Vogel lost his third consecutive match in protocols.
OKC Thunder 101-113 Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker scored 30 points to take host Phoenix to his fifth straight win, finishing Oklahoma City’s streak of three-handed streak.
Booker took control in the third, with 15 points and four assists in the frame to help the Suns definitely jump ahead. Cameron Johnson finished with 21 points and nine rebounds for the Suns, Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Chris Paul had 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 29 points, while Josh Giddey was 17. And Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 10.
Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 Dallas Mavericks
Khris Middleton hit a record 26 points, DeMarcus Cousins capped his 22-point seasonal performance with a fourth quarter bloom, and Milwaukee held out to beat host Dallas.
Cousins surpassed his season by scoring the 18-point record he scored Wednesday when he scored six of Milwaukee’s 10 points during a span of just over two minutes in the fourth quarter.
Jrue Holiday added 24 points for Milwaukee, which was without Giannis Antetokounmpo (health and safety protocols). Jalen Brunson led six Dallas players in double digits by scoring with 19 points left with eight assists. The Mavericks were without their star, Luka Doncic, also due to the protocols related to COVID.
Houston Rockets 106-118 Indiana Pacers
Caris LeVert and Myles Turner recorded double doubles and alternating rounds, delivering timely baskets in the fourth quarter to help Indiana defeat Houston in Indianapolis.
LeVert, playmaker with Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) on the bench, made his first double double of the season by pairing 24 points with 11 assists. Turner added his eighth double double with 32 points and 10 rebounds.
LeVert had eight boards and Turner two blocks. Christian Wood scored 22 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets, while rookie guard Jalen Green added 20 points with a 6-for-9 long-range shot on his return from a 14-game absence due to a hamstring injury. knee.
Charlotte Hornets 115-107 Denver Nuggets
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 14 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter when visiting Charlotte came from behind to beat Denver.
Terry Rozier scored 17 points and Miles Bridges and LaMelo Ball scored 16 points each for the Hornets, who recovered from a 19-point trailing in the third quarter to end a three-game losing streak. PJ Washington scored 13 and Jalen McDaniels scored 12.
Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and 21 rebounds, Facundo Campazzo scored 12, and Jeff Green, Vlatko Cancar, Will Barton and Austin Rivers each scored 11 for Denver, who was beaten 38-13 in the fourth quarter.
Detroit Pistons 112-115 Miami Heat
Tyler Herro scored 29 points and Max Strus scored 26, including the go-ahead for a 3-point field goal in the last minute when the host Miami overtook Detroit.
Kyle Lowry contributed 21 points and six assists, while Gabe Vincent had 15 points and seven assists as the Heat won for the sixth time in eight games.
Trey Lyles set a career record of 28 points for the Pistons, who have lost 16 of their last 17 games. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Atlanta Hawks 98-96 Philadelphia 76ers
Cam Reddish scored 18 points, John Collins added 17 and ran out Atlanta defeated host Philadelphia.
Bogdan Bogdanovic contributed 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and Skylar Mays had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks, who were without Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Lou Williams, Clint Capela, among others, due to protocols. health and safety. De’Andre Hunter (wrist) and Solomon Hill (hamstring) also came out.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid amassed 23 points and 10 rebounds, but missed a potential draw from the wing at the buzzer. Tyrese Maxey added 17 points and Tobias Harris 16. Philadelphia sidelined Georges Niang, Danny Green, Shake Milton and Andre Drummond due to the COVID-19 protocols.
New Orleans Pelicans 110-104 Orlando Magic
Brandon Ingram scored 31 points, the game record, and New Orleans continued its longest winning streak of the season with a win in Orlando.
Josh Hart (22 points) made four triples and Devonte ‘Graham (20 points) scored five triples, helping New Orleans win their fourth straight game. The Pelicans were without Jonas Valanciunas (non-COVID disease) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who was included in the league’s health and safety protocols on Thursday.
Magic’s Gary Harris set the season record of 22 points and Cole Anthony (ankle) got 22 points and 11 assists after missing the previous three games.
Wendell Carter Jr. (leg) also returned from injury and scored 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Minnesota Timberwolves 116-128 Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell had 28 points, Rudy Gobert had 20 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks, and Utah won over Minnesota in Salt Lake City.
Malik Beasley led all scorers with 33 points and D’Angelo Russell contributed 19 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds for Minnesota, whose roster was limited due to COVID-19.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points for the Jazz, who have won 10 of their last 12 games. Mike Conley added 17 points and six assists, with Joe Ingles having 16 points and five assists.
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