Warriors go to 21-0 behind Curry's 44
TORONTO – Stephen Curry likes playing in Toronto, and it shows.
Curry made nine three-pointers and scored 44 points, leading the undefeated Golden State Warriors to a 112-109 victory over the Raptors on Saturday.
Curry was 9-for-15 on threes as Golden State pushed its NBA-record start to 21-0. He is averaging 30 points for his six career games at Toronto, where his father, Dell, played three seasons.
"I have great memories of being here," he said.
•SCOLDED NUGGETS RALLY: Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points, including the go-ahead slam dunk with under a minute left, to lead the Nuggets to a 108-105 victory over the host 76ers. Robert Covington scored 18 points for Philadelphia, which dropped to 1-20. "I ripped our guys at halftime," Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. "Hated our effort, hated our defense. Just not ready to play, for whatever reason." Philadelphia rookie Jahil Okafor sat out the second of a two-game suspension.
•ROCKETS RULE OVER KINGS: James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard added 22 and the Rockets outlasted the Kings 120-113 for their third straight win. Host Houston has won seven in a row against the Kings. Harden made a three-pointer with about 90 seconds left to make it 115-109 and seal the win. DeMarcus Cousins was hampered by foul trouble and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for Sacramento.
•JAMES SITS, CAVS LOSE: Dwyane Wade and Tyler Johnson scored 19 points apiece as the Heat, taking advantage of Cleveland's decision to hold out LeBron James, beat the visiting Cavaliers 99-84. Heat fans serenaded James with a "LeBron is tired" chant in the fourth quarter.