PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Stephen Curry hit 10 3-pointers and scored 49 points to extend his sizzling stretch, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Curry’s 3 that tied the game at 86-all gave him 11 straight games with 30 or more points, topping Kobe Bryant for the most by any player 33 or older. Curry, who turned 33 last month, also has the longest 30-point game streak by a Warriors player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964.
In April, Curry had his fifth 40-point game and topped Bryant and Michael Jordan for most 40-point games in a month by a player 33 or older.
Joel Embiid scored 28 for the 76ers, played without All-Star Ben Simmons (illness), and started forward Tobias Harris (20.5 points; sore right knee).
SUNS 128, BUCKS 127, OT
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Devin Booker made a free throw with 0.3 seconds left after getting fouled on a jump shot to give Phoenix an overtime victory over Milwaukee.
After Khris Middleton had tied the game on a 3-pointer with 22.1 seconds left, Jae Crowder inbounded a pass to Booker, who attempted to get free for a shot while getting hounded by Jrue Holiday.
As Booker finally put up a shot from in front of Phoenix’s bench just before the buzzer, P.J. Tucker also approached him. Tucker was called for the foul.
Booker made the first free throw for his 24th point of the night amid a chorus of boos from the Milwaukee crowd. Booker missed the second shot, but the buzzer went off before the Bucks could put up any kind of shot.
Chris Paul had 22 points, 13 assists, and seven rebounds for the Suns, who were opening a five-game trip in which they play five of the top six teams in the Eastern Conference standings. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points, Middleton 26, and Holiday 25 for the Bucks, who have lost five straight home games.
JAZZ 111, LAKERS 97
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points, Joe Ingles added 21 with five 3-pointers, and Utah beat Los Angeles, splitting their series with the defending NBA champs.
On Saturday night, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points as NBA-leading Utah avenged the Lakers’ 127-115 overtime victory. The Jazz rested Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley Jr., and Derrick Favors in the first game on the second night of a back-to-back set, but all three returned for the rematch at Staples Center.
Leading scorer Donovan Mitchell is still out for Utah, while LeBron James and Anthony Davis are still out for Los Angeles. Talen Horton-Tucker scored a career-high 24 points for the Lakers, who dropped to 7-9 without both of their superstars and 14-16 since Davis went down on Valentine’s Day.
NUGGETS 139, GRIZZLIES 137, 2OT
DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime, and Denver rallied to beat Memphis.
Jokic added 15 rebounds and eight assists, Will Barton scored 28, and Michael Porter Jr. was 21 for the shorthanded Nuggets. Denver played without its top two point guards — Jamal Murray, a torn ACL in his left knee, and Monte Morris.
Morris recently missed 11 games with a left quad injury but returned April 4 and played eight games. He hurt his left hamstring in Friday night’s win at Houston and will likely miss multiple games, coach Michael Malone said before the game against the Grizzlies.
Ja Morant had 36 points and 12 assists, De’Anthony Melton had 25 points off the bench, and Grayson Allen added 24 points for Memphis. The Grizzlies lost for just the second time in their last eight road games.
BULLS 102, CELTICS 96
BOSTON (AP) – Nikola Vucevic had 29 points, and nine rebounds, and Chicago held off Boston.
Coby White added 19 points and seven assists to help the Bulls snap Boston’s season-high six-game winning streak. Chicago has won its last two since a five-game skid.
Boston led by 12 in the second quarter but struggled to execute down the stretch and finished with 17 turnovers.
Jaylen Brown had 23 points. Jayson Tatum posted the first triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists.
HEAT 113, ROCKETS 91
The Heat was playing without Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro – a trio that averages 55 points per game – and outscored Houston 59-36 after halftime.
Andre Iguodala scored 16 for Miami (30-28), which closed within 1 ½ game of No. 4 Atlanta and a game of No. 5 Boston and No. 6 New York in the Eastern Conference standings.
Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood each scored 18 for the Rockets, who have dropped 33 of their last 37 games.
SPURS 109, PACERS 94
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Derrick White and Jakob Poeltl took advantage of their early mismatches by delivering a quick knockout punch and leading San Antonio over shorthanded Indiana.
White scored 16 of his 25 points in the first quarter, while Poeltl finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in the Spurs’ second straight win. Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert scored 18 to lead the Pacers, who have lost three in a row. This time, the Pacers played without two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis (sore lower back) and defensive player of the year candidate Myles Turner (right foot).