Warriors cruise past San Antonio
OAKLAND, California (AP):
Golden State's Stephen Curry scored 37 points and hit six 3-pointers in three quarters as the reigning champions, Warriors, showed that they still rule the NBA's Western Conference by beating nearest rivals San Antonio 120-90 on Monday.
The Spurs were chasing a win that would have left the conference's top teams only one game apart but were never in the contest against a Warriors team that has now won 39 consecutive home games.
Golden State's Curry had 15 points in the opening quarter and shot 12 for 20 as he recorded a personal best-points total against San Antonio.
Kawhi Leonard scored 16 for the sloppy Spurs, who had won their previous 13 games.
Chicago came from eight points down in the fourth quarter to win 89-84 at Chicago.
Dwyane Wade had 28 points, including 10 in the fourth, and Chris Bosh added 18. Pau Gasol had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls.
Memphis' Jeff Green scored a season-high 30 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 108-102 overtime win against Orlando.
Cleveland struggled against Minnesota before a spurt late in the third and early in the fourth that set up a 114-107 win.
LeBron James scored 25 points and Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Pint-sized point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in three quarters, and five other players finished in double figures as Boston defeated Washington 116-91.
Atlanta completed a four-game Western Conference road trip with a 119-105 win at Denver, with Paul Millsap scoring 22 points.
Detroit's Reggie Jackson scored 29 points as the Pistons led from go to whoa in beating Utah 95-92.
Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins set a team record with 56 points - the most by an NBA player this season - but it was not enough to prevent the Kings losing 129-128 to Charlotte.
Houston's James Harden scored 35 points and Trevor Ariza added a season-high 31, and the Rockets needed all of it to edge undermanned New Orleans 112-111.