Red Hot Warriors, Clippers Win Again
UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors' latest winning streak has reached seven games as they moved a little closer to breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' NBA record of 72 victories.
Klay Thompson scored half of his 34 points in the second quarter of the Warriors' 116-95 rout of the Knicks in New York. Draymond Green tied the franchise record with his ninth triple-double of the season, finishing with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Warriors improve to 44-4.
The Warriors poured in 64 points over the second and third quarters after being held to 18 in the opening 12 minutes. Golden State also withstood an off night by NBA scoring leader Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry, who was held to 13 points on 5 of 17 shooting.
The Warriors top the West by 4 ½ games over San Antonio, and they lead the Pacific Division by 12 games over the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers picked up their fourth straight win and improved to 16-3 since Christmas Day by clobbering the Chicago Bulls 120-93 in Los Angeles. Jamal Crawford scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to top six Clippers in double figures. J.J. Redick contributed 21 points in the rout, while DeAndre Jordan added 17 and 20 rebounds.