Basketball: More Curry heroics for Warriors

Stephen Curry playing for the Golden State Warriors against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo / Getty Images
Stephen Curry playing for the Golden State Warriors against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo / Getty Images

Stephen Curry turned an offensive rebound into a three-point play to highlight a 10-point, fourth-quarter spurt as the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 on Friday.

The victory tied the all-time NBA record for consecutive home wins.

The Warriors' second win over the Thunder in six days was their 44th in a row at Oracle Arena, allowing them to match the record set by the Chicago Bulls from March 30, 1995, to April 4, 1996.

The win also capped a three-game, season-series sweep for the Warriors (55-5) over the Thunder (42-20). Those games included a 121-118 Warriors win in overtime at Oklahoma City on Sunday.

As was the case last week, the Thunder held a fourth-quarter lead before the Warriors, who have recorded the best record in NBA history through 59 games, rallied.

The Warriors, who trailed by as many as nine in the third quarter and were down 83-82 entering the final period, took the lead for good on backup guard Shaun Livingston's two free throws in the first minute of the final quarter.

The advantage was just 99-97 before Draymond Green scored from the interior with 5:47 left, triggering the game-breaking, 10-0 run.

Curry's key play came after backcourt mate Klay Thompson had misfired on a 3-point attempt.

The NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player grabbed the rebound, circled back to the top of the key before changing directions and using an Andrew Bogut screen to get to the rim for a layup on which he was fouled.

His successful free throw completed the three-point play, pushing the Golden State lead to 106-97 and setting the stage for a runaway finish.

Curry finished with a game-high 33 points for the Warriors, who have won seven in a row.

Almost half his points came on five 3-pointers, although it took him 15 attempts to get them.

Thompson added 21 points on 10-for-19 shooting, and Green contributed 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to Golden State's fifth consecutive home win over the Thunder.

Kevin Durant had 32 points and Russell Westbrook 22 for the Thunder, but each had more than his usual fair share of problems.

Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard capped a 30-point, 11-rebound performance with a huge three-pointer in the final minute as the San Antonio Spurs extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-86 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Dwyane Wade scored 27 points, Goran Dragic added 25 against his former team and Miami never trailed on the way to beating Phoenix 108-92 for their third straight victory.

Rajon Rondo had 18 points and 12 assists in his first game in Dallas since an ugly split with the Mavericks last season as Sacramento ended a 22-game regular-season losing streak on his old home floor with a 104-101 triumph.

Booed almost every time he touched the ball, Rondo was the steady hand the Kings needed late.

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