Warriors win without Curry, in-form Trail Blazers roll on
No Stephen Curry, no worries as the Golden State Warriors pipped the Atlanta Hawks 109-105 in overtime.
Reigning NBA MVP Curry sat out the game in Oakland on Tuesday due to an injured ankle.
But the Warriors still won in Curry’s absence after All-Star forward Draymond Green (15 points, 13 rebounds) nailed a three-pointer as the clock expired with 40.2 seconds remaining in OT.
Klay Thompson stepped up in his team-mate’s absence, posting 26 points for the Warriors (54-5), who claimed consecutive overtime wins.
Andrew Bogut contributed 19 points as the Warriors extended their winning streak at home to franchise-record 43 consecutive regular-season games.
The Hawks were led by Paul Millsap’s 19 points.
Damian Lillard helped the in-form Portland Trail Blazers past the New York Knicks 104-85.
Lillard recorded 30 points to extend Portland’s winning streak on the road to six games.
The Trail Blazers have now won 18 of their past 22 games.
Carmelo Anthony (23 points, 10 rebounds) was the pick of the Knicks players.
Also on Tuesday, the Miami Heat downed the Chicago Bulls 129-111.
The Los Angeles Lakers snapped an eight-game losing streak thanks to a 107-101 win over the Brooklyn Nets and 39 points from D’Angelo Russell.
Wesley Matthews lifted the Dallas Mavericks to a 121-108 victory at home to the Orlando Magic, while the Charlotte Hornets were too good for the Phoenix Suns 126-92.