Los Angeles (AFP)
Stephen Curry scored 38 points as the Golden State Warriors recovered from a 22-point deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers with a 115-105 victory on Friday in San Francisco.
The Warriors used a 34-6 run in the third and fourth quarters to knock out the Clippers and erase their big lead.
“We’re a young team trying to find our identity and figure out how we’re going to win games,” said Curry. “A win like this gives us the confidence that no matter how far along we are, we can turn the tide. ”
Curry drained nine three pointers as the Warriors took revenge for a loss to the Clippers on Wednesday when Curry was held at a season low of 13 points. The Warriors made 20 lines in Friday’s contest.
“It’s perseverance and resilience on my part,” he said. “I attribute my conditioning to be able to continue and I use my basketball IQ to find those holes. ”
Curry posted his third 30-point performance in the last four games, making 13 of 24 shots and nine of 14 three-point attempts. He also had 11 assists.
Wiggins finished with 16 points for the Warriors, who shot 20 to 41 on three runs and beat the Clippers 60-42 from beyond the arc.
Paul George had a team-high 25 points and Kawhi Leonard 24 for the Clippers, who made 18 turnovers.
The Clippers led by 14 points at halftime and 85-63 by the end of the third quarter. Curry capped a 19-point third quarter with a 29-foot basket in the dying seconds to give the Warriors an 87-81 lead. Golden State extended that to 97-91 early in the fourth, but the Clippers tied 97-97 with just over seven minutes to go.
Brad Wanamaker drained two lines and Andrew Wiggins made a late clutch shot to stifle any attempt by Los Angeles to rally late.
Elsewhere, Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points as the Utah Jazz handed the Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks their first home loss this season with a 131-118 victory in Milwaukee.
Jordan Clarkson added 26, Bojan Bogdanovic had 20 points, while Royce O’Neale added 18 points for the Jazz, who made a franchise record of 25 three-pointers and broke a two-game losing skid.
Mike Conley finished with a double-double, delivering 17 points and 10 assists.
Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and Khris Middleton added 31 to lead Milwaukee, but their attacking prowess was not enough to prevent the Bucks from losing their first home game in the new season.
Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 35 points in the first quarter.
Once they started, there had been no stopping Jazz’s attack as they retired for good behind a 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter.
– Powerful game for LeBron –
Additionally, LeBron James had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 117-115 victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls.
Montrezl Harrell had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who played uninjured Anthony Davis, who has a sore groin.
Dennis Schroder also scored 17 points, while Wesley Matthews had 14 points and Markieff Morris added 11.
Zach LaVine had 38 points and six assists for the Bulls.
In Detroit, Jerami Grant had 31 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons came back from a 23 point deficit in the first half to beat the Phoenix Suns 110-105 in overtime in Detroit.
Grant has been scorching lately as his 31 points tied a career high he set Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Delon Wright finished with 16 points, five rebounds and six assists and Blake Griffin also had 16 points for the Pistons who scored the first six points in overtime.
Devin Booker led the Suns with 23 points and former Piston Langston Galloway had 17.
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