- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran their NBA-record start to 22-0 by beating the Brooklyn Nets 114-98 on Sunday night.

Draymond Green added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Klay Thompson scored 21 for the Warriors, who won their 26th in a row overall in the regular season, one behind the 2012-13 Miami Heat for the second-longest streak in NBA history.

Coming off consecutive 40-point games, Curry was having a relatively quiet and even puzzling night - he missed his first three free throws - before helping the Warriors regain control against a team that nearly beat them this season and looked capable of finishing the job this time.

THUNDER 98, KINGS 95

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook had his third triple-double of the season with 19 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds and Oklahoma City rallied late to beat Sacramento.

Kevin Durant committed 10 turnovers but hit the go-ahead jumper with 23 seconds left and two free throws with 4.4 seconds left to cap a 20-point, nine-rebound outing for Oklahoma City.

The Thunder won their fourth straight home game. Since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City, it is 14-0 against Sacramento in Chesapeake Energy Arena and 23-4 overall.

NBA assists leader Rajon Rondo had 10 to go with seven points for the Kings. Rudy Gay scored 20 points for Sacramento, and the Kings missed a chance to force overtime when Marco Belinelli air balled on a 3-point attempt from the corner in the final seconds.

GRIZZLIES 95, SUNS 93

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Green’s dunk on an alley-oop inbound pass from Courtney Lee with 0.5 seconds left gave Memphis a victory over Phoenix.

The Suns’ last chance to tie the game came on Eric Bledsoe’s shot from the right corner. The two-point attempt was long, sending Phoenix to its fourth straight loss despite a late rally that pulled the Suns even.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 22 points. The inbound pass from Lee capped a fourth quarter in which he scored 13 of his 18 points. Mike Conley had 12 points and Mario Chalmers finished with 11. Green and Zach Randolph scored 10 points apiece.

Bledsoe led the Suns with 23 points and six assists and also had seven rebounds. Brandon Knight scored 17 points and Mirza Teletovic had 14. Alex Len had 12, while Jon Leuer finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

MAVERICKS 116, WIZARDS 104

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wesley Matthews scored 28 of his season-high 36 points in the second half and Dallas beat Washington.

He hit 10 3-pointers overall and eight in the second half. The Mavericks took the lead early in the third quarter and pulled away in the fourth.

John Wall led Washington with 28 points but injured his right leg colliding with Dallas’ Jeremy Evans and was helped off the court with 1:14 left.

Dirk Nowitzki had 19 points and Raymond Felton added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Deron Williams helped with 11 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

The injury-plagued Wizards dressed just 10 players for the third time in eight days.

PISTONS 111, LAKERS 91

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points, Andre Drummond added 18 points and 15 rebounds and Detroit beat Los Angeles in Kobe Bryant’s last visit to Detroit.

Reggie Jackson added 20 points as the Pistons won their fourth straight.

Lou Williams scored 21 points and Julius Randle added 15 points and 11 rebounds as Los Angeles lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

Bryant received a standing ovation before the game, when the arena went dark while Pistons public address announcer John Mason read off his long list of achievements, graciously skipping the loss to Detroit in the 2004 Finals.

Bryant missed his first nine shots, and when he finally made one - a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter - the fans gave him his second ovation of the night and a brief “KO-BE” chant broke out.

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