Durant Picks Up for Cold Curry in Philly…King James Returns in Cavs Win
(AP)— Kevin Durant had 27 points and the Golden State Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Stephen Curry's career in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Curry was 0 for 11 from 3-point range but still scored 19.
Klay Thompson scored 21 points and Draymond Green had 14 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and five steals for the Warriors, who opened a five-game East Coast trip by winning their fourth in a row.
That improved the Warriors' NBA-best record to 50-9.
In other NBA:
— LeBron James returned from a bout with strep throat and scored 24 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95. James missed Saturday's loss to Chicago but it was his dunk midway through the fourth quarter that triggered an 11-0 run that helped put away the Bucks. The Eastern Conference-leading Cavs are 41-17.
— Dennis Schroder had 21 points to help the Atlanta Hawks snap a three-game losing streak with a 114-98 win over Boston. That ends the Celtics seven-game home winning streak.
— Seth Curry scored 29 points, Harrison Barnes added 24 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Miami 96-89. That's just the third Heat loss in 19 games.
— Indiana scored a 117-108 road win at Houston. Paul Teague led the Pacers with 25. James Harden had 25 for the Rockets but it came on a 5-for-17 shooting night. The Rockets missed 35 of the 45 3-point shots they attempted.
— DeMar DeRozan made a turnaround jumper with 1.9 seconds left and scored 37 points in leading the Toronto Raptors to a 92-91 victory over the New York Knicks. The Raptors won their fourth in a row.
— And in a battle of teams trying to avoid the NBA lottery, Minnesota downed Sacramento 102-88. Karl-Anthony Townes led the T-Wolves with 29 points and 17 boards. Both teams are trying to catch Denver for the eighth playoff spot in the West.