Thompson scores 38, leading Warriors to win over Rockets
HOUSTON – Klay Thompson scored 38 points and Golden State overcame star Stephen Curry's absence to edge Houston 114-110 on Thursday night.
The Warriors were blown out by Dallas on Wednesday night for just their second loss of the season when Curry missed his first game since March because of a sore left lower leg.
Draymond Green had a triple-double for Golden State with 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists.
James Harden had 30 points for the Rockets
•BUCKS IN GROOVE: Khris Middleton scored 33 points, and the Bucks beat the Pacers 120-116 in Indianapolis. Greg Monroe added 23 points for Milwaukee, which shot 58 percent from the field. Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and reserve Jerryd Bayless had 14 points apiece. The Bucks grabbed control with a 20-6 run in the third quarter. Indiana's 20 turnovers led to 35 points for the Bucks. Paul George led the Pacers with 31 points. George Hill added 15 points and six rebounds.
•PAUL REDEEMS HIMSELF: J.J. Redick scored 26 points for a second straight night, and Chris Paul closed out a poor shooting performance with pivotal plays in the final minutes, as the Clippers concluded an unbeaten five-game road trip with a 95-89 victory over the host Pelicans. Paul missed 15 of his first 17 shots but hit a 19-foot step-back jumper with a minute to go to give Los Angeles a 90-87 lead. DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 rebounds to go with 11 points, and Crawford finished with 15 points for Los Angeles.
•WESTBROOK SHINES: Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 12 assists and five steals, and the Thunder beat Phoenix 110-106. It was the Suns' seventh straight loss. Kevin Durant scored 23 points for Oklahoma City, which has won 12 of 14. T.J. Warren led the Suns with 29 points and nine rebounds.
•JAZZ REBOUNDS: Trey Burke scored a season-high 27 points as the Jazz, which lost to the Timberwolves the night before, beat the Trail Blazers 109-96 in Salt Lake City. Teammate Gordon Hayward had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Portland's C.J. McCollum scored 32 points.
•KNICKS' EARLY RECOVERING: Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was in good spirits in a hospital after he was robbed and shot in one of his knees early Wednesday morning in Queens.