Warriors fend off Pacers' rally, now 23-0
INDIANAPOLIS – The Golden State Warriors improved to 23-0, with Klay Thompson scoring a season-high 39 points and Stephen Curry adding 29 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists Tuesday in a 131-123 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
"It was one of those nights where I got a lot of great looks. Going in I felt great," Thompson said. "I felt like I was due for a game like that."
The defending NBA champs have won 27 straight dating to last season, tying the 2012-13 Heat for the second-longest streak in NBA history. The 1971-72 Lakers hold the record with 33 wins in a row.
Golden State also has won 13 straight road games this season, breaking a tie with the 1969-70 Knicks for the league's best road start.
Indiana was led by Paul George with 33 points and C.J. Miles with 24. The Pacers cut a 28-point fourth-quarter deficit to six in the final minute.
"One thing about [the Warriors], they've got a championship confidence," George said. "It's not just Stephen, it's not just Klay. All of them had that confidence to make plays and make shots."
•OUT FRONT EARLY: The Thunder's lead over the host Grizzlies ballooned to 35 points after three quarters and ended in a 125-88 victory. Kevin Durant (32 points, 10 rebounds) and Russell Westbrook (13 points, a season-high 16 assists) had double-doubles.
•JUST ENOUGH: The Magic beat the host Nuggets 85-74, but not before extending its streak with a three-point basket to 677 consecutive games. The Magic was 1-for-16 on three-pointers, with Evan Fournier making the only one with 2:38 left in regulation.
•WELL-ROUNDED: The Kings got 10 points or more from all but two players in the 114-106 win over the visiting Jazz. The Kings got double-doubles from Rajon Rondo (17 points, 13 assists), DeMarcus Cousins (23 points, 12 boards) and Omri Casspi (19 points, 10 boards).
•RALLYING THE TROOPS: LeBron James scored 33 points, and the host Cavaliers came back from an 18-point first-half deficit to beat the Trail Blazers 105-100.
•RARE AIR: For the first time in 14 years, the Nets swept their season series with the Rockets — thanks to their 110-105 victory in Brooklyn. Two of the Nets' six wins have come vs. Houston.
•DISPUTED: The NBA says a critical three-pointer that helped the Washington Wizards defeat the Miami Heat 114-103 should not have counted because of an uncalled traveling violation. The league says Bradley Beal traveled on the play he passed to Gary Neal for a three-pointer that gave the Wizards a 108-103 lead.
•EARLY MEETING: Reps of the NBA and NBA Players Association met Tuesday to discuss the collective bargaining agreement about a year before either side could signal a plan to opt out of it.