Warriors escape from Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY – Stephen Curry scored 26 points and Golden State held on for its NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season after a 106-103 victory over Utah on Monday night.
With the score tied at 101 with 51 seconds left, Curry hit a three-pointer from the left wing to give the Warriors the lead. Rodney Hood scored 14 seconds later to bring the Jazz within one.
After Curry missed a three-pointer, the Jazz had a chance to take the lead, but Hood missed a three from the wing with five seconds left. Curry hit two free throws to seal the victory as Gordon Hayward's half-courter at the buzzer fell way short. Klay Thompson added 20, including four three-point baskets.
Hayward led the Jazz with 24 points.
The Warriors have won 23 straight regular-season games dating to last season.
•GASOL DOUBLES UP: Chicago stopped San Antonio's five-game winning streak with a 92-89 victory at home on the strength of Pau Gasol's double-double: 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.
•HAWKS SILENCE THUNDER: Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Jeff Teague made all the big shots down the stretch, sending Atlanta to a 106-100 victory that stopped Oklahoma City's four-game winning streak.
•DECIDED EARLY: Reggie Jackson had 31 points and Andre Drummond added 24 points and 13 rebounds as Detroit beat Houston 116-105 in Auburn Hills, Mich., in a game decided by the first half when the Pistons had a 23-point lead. James Harden scored 29 for the Rockets.
•CELTICS KNOCK OFF HEAT: Avery Bradley scored 25 points and knocked away a pass by Dwyane Wade with a minute remaining as Boston put all five starters in double figures in beating Miami 105-95.
•NO. 7 AND COUNTING: Greg Monroe scored 18 points and Milwaukee forced 24 turnovers in a 92-74 victory over Denver at home, sending the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss.