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Curry, Durant lead Warriors to win at Toronto

By AP - Nov 17,2016 - Last updated at Nov 17,2016

Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan shoots the ball as Patrick McCaw (left) and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors defend during their NBA game in Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday (AFP photo by Vaughn Ridley)

TORONTO — Golden State’s star duo of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for over half the Warriors’ score in a 127-121 win at Toronto on Wednesday that extended their winning streak to five games.

Curry had 35 points and Durant added 30 for the Warriors, who moved within half a game of the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers, who were beaten at home by Memphis.

Another division leader to lose was Cleveland, who rested LeBron James against Indiana and paid the price, while Atlanta extended its lead atop the Southeast Division by downing Milwaukee.

Golden State extended its run of wins against the Raptors to five, with three of those coming in Toronto.

NBA scoring leader DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 34 points. He was 17 of 17 from the free-throw line, and had his ninth 30-plus-point game in 11 games this season.

Memphis’ Marc Gasol hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the left corner with 14 seconds left, and the Grizzlies hung to edge the Clippers 111-107, ending L.A.’s seven-game winning streak.

Mike Conley scored 30 points and Gasol added a season-high 26 for the Grizzlies, who equalled a season high with 15 3-pointers, including a career high-tying seven by Conley.

J. J. Redick scored a season-high 29 points for the Clippers, who still have the NBA’s best record at 10-2. Both of their losses have come at home.

Indiana capitalised on the absence of the resting James and beat Cleveland 103-93.

James, who is averaging 23.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, sat out for the first time this season. Guard J. R. Smith also missed the game because of a sprained right ankle.

Paul George scored 21 points for the Pacers, who are 6-1 at home this season but 0-5 on the road.

Kevin Love had 27 points and 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who lost for only the second time this season.

Atlanta extended its winning streak to six by defeating Milwaukee 107-100.

Paul Millsap scored 21 points for the Hawks, who overcame the absence of star centre Dwight Howard due to a contusion on his left thigh. Atlanta drew level with Cleveland for the best record in the Eastern Conference at 9-2.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Milwaukee.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook scored 30 points, including a hammer dunk over an opponent in the closing seconds, to give the Thunder a 105-103 win against Houston.

Oklahoma City led by three when Westbrook dunked with 5.5 seconds left to put the Thunder up five.

Victor Oladipo had season highs of 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who snapped a four-game losing skid.

James Harden had 13 points and 13 assists for the Rockets, making just 4 of 16 shots.

San Antonio continued it perfect road record with a 110-105 victory at Sacramento.

Pau Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard all topped 20 points for the Spurs who are 6-0 in away games.

DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Kings.

New York’s Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Knicks past Detroit 105-102.

Boston’s Isaiah Thomas scored 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics hold off Dallas and win 90-83.

Denver’s Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 28 points as the Nuggets won at home for the first time this season, defeating Phoenix 120-104.

Orlando’s Serge Ibaka scored 16 points in an 89-82 victory for the Magic against New Orleans.


Philadelphia notched its second win of the season, beating Washington 109-102.

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