- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 51 points, tying his career high with 11 3-pointers and leading the Golden State Warriors over the Washington Wizards 134-121 Wednesday night for their eighth straight win.

Curry made 13 of his first 14 shots and had 36 points by halftime.

The defending champion Warriors (45-4) tied the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers for the best 49-game start in NBA history.

John Wall led the Wizards with a season-high 41 points and 10 assists.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook posted his third straight triple-double with 24 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and 14 assists as Oklahoma City held off Orlando.

Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left to cap a 37-point performance and give the Thunder their fifth straight win.

Victor Oladipo scored 37 points for the Magic, who have lost 14 of 16.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 36 points and San Antonio improved to 27-0 at home this season by beating New Orleans.

The Spurs have won 36 in a row at home overall, dating to last season.

Anthony Davis had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and Charlotte ended Cleveland’s five-game winning streak.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who overcame a nine-point halftime deficit.

Kyrie Irving had 26 points and LeBron James added 23 for the Cavaliers.


DALLAS (AP) - Chris Bosh scored 20 points, Dwyane Wade bounced back with 18 after matching the worst shooting half of his career and Miami beat Dallas.

The Heat improved to 9-1 against the Mavericks with their fourth sweep in five seasons since losing to Dallas in the 2011 NBA Finals.

Wade scored 16 points in the second half after going 1 of 11 before halftime, his first points coming with just 48 seconds left in the second quarter.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 for Dallas.


BOSTON (AP) - Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help Boston beat Detroit.

Avery Bradley had 15 points for the Celtics, who have won six straight home games and seven of eight overall.

Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left with a strained right groin in the second quarter after he appeared to slip on a wet spot on the court. He didn’t play in the second half.

PACERS 114, NETS 100

NEW YORK (AP) - C.J. Miles had 27 points, Paul George scored 17 and Indiana sent Brooklyn to its fifth straight loss.

Brook Lopez had 21 points and Joe Johnson had 20 points and nine assists for the Nets.

HAWKS 124, 76ERS 86

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mike Scott each had 13 points and Atlanta coasted past Philadelphia.

All 13 of the Hawks players scored.

Nik Stauskas had 17 points for the 76ers, who dropped to 7-42.

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