Curry's 38 points, 11 assists lead Warriors
SACRAMENTO – Steph Curry scored 38 points and had 11 assists to lead Golden State to a 128-116 victory Saturday over Sacramento. He was 8-for-14 on three-pointers.
DeMarcus Cousins had a huge game for the Kings with 33 points and 10 rebounds.
The Warriors (35-2) led by only two at halftime, 60-58, but outscored the home team by 10 in the third quarter.
Golden State shot 56.3 percent from the field and outrebounded the Kings 48-34. Draymond Green had 25 points for the Warriors, and made five of six three-pointers and had nine rebounds.
Rudy Gay had 23 points for Sacramento while guard Rajon Rondo had 12 assists for a team that committed only 10 turnovers.
•HORFORD THE HERO: Al Horford scored a season-high 33 points and had 10 rebounds, and Paul Millsap added 18 points as the Hawks beat Chicago 120-105 in Atlanta. Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter for the Bulls, and Nikola Mirotic had 24 points. Chicago had won six in a row.
•EIGHT IN A ROW: Chris Paul had 25 points and seven assists and the Clippers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 97-83 victory over the Hornets in Los Angeles. Center DeAndre Jordan, making a push for his first career All-Star selection, had 19 rebounds for the Clippers. It was the 11th straight game in double digits for the franchise's career rebounding leader. J.J. Redick added 17 points for the Clippers. Jeremy Lin had 26 points for the Hornets, who have lost a season-worst six in a row.
•LOWRY STEPS UP LATE: Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and Demar DeRozan added 19 to lead Toronto to a 108-95 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points for the Atlantic Division leaders. Ish Smith scored a career-high 28 points and rookie Jahlil Okafor had 19 for Philadelphia, which fell to 4-35.
•DRUMMOND DOMINATES: Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Detroit pulled away at the beginning of the fourth quarter to beat visiting Brooklyn 103-89 for its third straight victory. Reggie Jackson had 23 points and eight assists for Detroit, and Ersan Ilyasova added 19 points and 13 rebounds. Brook Lopez had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Nets.
•TREND CONTINUES: John Wall had 24 points and 10 assists to help Washington defeat Orlando for the 12th straight time, this time 105-99. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Wizards, who got double-figure scoring from all five starters and reserve Gary Neal. Otto Porter, Jared Dudley and Neal each scored 16 points, Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Garrett Temple added 11 points. The Magic was led by Nikola Vucevic, who had 23 points and nine rebounds.
•HAYWARD GETS HOT: Gordon Hayward scored 34 points as the Jazz beat the Heat 98-83 in Salt Lake City to break a three-game losing streak. After a passive first half, Hayward scored 18 points in the third quarter. "I was turning the ball over so much [early], I might as well throw it at the rim," he said. Chris Bosh led the Heat with 24 points.