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Curry leads Warriors past Rockets for 42nd straight home win

By AP - Feb 10,2016 - Last updated at Feb 11,2016

James Harden of the Houston Rockets shoots over Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during their NBA game in Oakland on Tuesday (AFP photo by Ezra Shaw)

OAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry had 35 points, nine assists and six rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors put away the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of a 123-110 victory Tuesday night. Even with a remarkable 47-4 record, Golden State are far from satisfied.

“We can definitely play better and just sustain our level of play and be more consistent over 48 minutes. It’s hard,” Curry said. “As long as you keep that at the forefront and challenge yourselves, that’s what hopefully inspires to continue to get better.”

Andrew Bogut added 13 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and a season-high six blocked shots — three in the fourth — during one of his best games yet.

“Bogut was phenomenal,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

Iguodala and Harrison Barnes hit consecutive 3-pointers to start the fourth quarter to get the defending champions going after the game was tied at 93 after the third.

Golden State won their 42nd straight regular-season home game and are 24-0 at Oracle Arena this season. The Warriors are within two home victories of matching the Chicago Bulls’ NBA-record home winning streak of 44 games from March 30, 1995, to April 4, 1996.

James Harden overcame a scoreless first quarter to finish with 37 points, five assists and five rebounds in Houston’s eighth straight loss to Golden State.

“We didn’t win the game but we gained some momentum. It was a competitive game against an undefeated team at home and we put ourselves in a position to win,” Harden said.

At Miami, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 and the San Antonio Spurs got seven points on one possession in the fourth quarter to help them beat the Heat 119-101 on Tuesday night.

Danny Green added 15 for the Spurs, who have won six straight over the Heat going back to the 2014 NBA finals.

Dwyane Wade scored 20 points on 9 for 12 shooting for Miami, which goes into the All-Star break on a two-game slide. Chris Bosh scored 18 and Hassan Whiteside added 14 points and six rebounds before getting ejected in that pivotal possession in the fourth.

Whiteside was assessed a flagrant-2 for elbowing the Spurs’ Boban Marjanovic as they tried to get position for a rebound. That was part of a seven-point trip for the Spurs, who pushed an 87-80 lead to 94-80 in 16 seconds and weren’t threatened again.

At Dallas, Gordon Hayward hit a fade away jumper at the buzzer in overtime and Utah extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 121-119 victory over the Mavericks.

Rodney Hood had a tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in regulation as the Jazz ended a 10-game losing streak in Dallas. Their last win on the Mavericks’ home court was January 9, 2010.

Hood finished with 29 points, and Hayward had 20, including 13 in the second half and overtime.

Chandler Parsons led Dallas with 24 points but missed an open 3-pointer for the lead with 24 seconds left in the Mavericks’ second straight overtime game and NBA-high eighth of the season.

At New York, John Wall had 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 26, and Washington beat New York 111-108 in the Knicks’ first game under Kurt Rambis.

Wall made four free throws in the final 6.6 seconds and the Wizards held on when Langston Galloway’s 3-pointer at the buzzer was just short.

Carmelo Anthony had 33 points and 13 rebounds, but the Knicks lost their sixth straight in their first game since firing Derek Fisher on Monday. They have dropped 10 of 11 and started Rambis’ era the same way Fisher’s ended, by quickly falling in a huge early hole.

At Milwaukee, Khris Middleton made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds left as Milwaukee defeated Boston 112-111.

Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley to get to the line. Boston had tied the game when Kelly Olynyk made two free throws with one second remaining.

Milwaukee appeared to have won the game on Greg Monroe’s last-second hook shot, giving the Bucks a 111-109 lead. Olynyk then drew the foul with no time expiring off the clock.

Monroe, who was removed from the starting line-up, had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Bucks ended a five-game losing streak.


Crowder and Bradley had 18 points each for the Celtics.

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