The Golden State Warriors were simply too good for the New York Knicks as they hammered the visitors 121-85 on Wednesday evening.
The Warriors made NBA history last Tuesday with their 45th win in a row at Oracle Arena, breaking a 20-year-old Chicago Bulls record for the longest home streak in NBA history.
Four more wins at Oracle followed and they went into Wednesday’s visit from the Knicks with 49 consecutive home triumphs. Needless to say they made it 50 in savage style as they led the ball game from the fourth minute until the final buzzer sounded.
Stephan Curry scored 34 points on 8-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc, raising his record single-season total to 330 three-pointers.
Elsewhere in the NBA, 29 points, nine assists and seven rebounds from Kevin Durant and 24 points from Russell Westbrook earned the Oklahoma City Thunder a well deserved away-win over the Boston Celtics.
26 points from both Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams saw the Charlotte Hornets beat the Orlando Magic.
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead the way as the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Dallas Mavericks 99-98 to show they can win without LeBron James, a feat many followers of the NBA thought was not possible.
John Wall racked up a triple-double (29 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists) in the Washington Wizards‘ 117-96 triumph over the traveling Chicago Bulls.
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The Detroit Pistons showed more resolve against the Atlanta Hawks than they did on Monday against the Wizards but it was not enough to avoid their second straight defeat. Jeff Teague and Al Horford were the catalysts for the Hawks as they scored 22 and 21 points respectively.
Zach LaVine scored 28 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the shorthanded Memphis Grizzlies 114-108 in Memphis.
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The Houston Rockets lost against the Los Angeles Clippers 106-122 at the Toyota Center. James Harden did his best in a losing effort with 33 points for the Rockets. While, for the Clippers, J.J. Redick had 25 points and DeAndre Jordan added 23 points.
The Sacramento Kings slumped to their seventh straight defeat on their home floor when they lost to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Sleep Train Arena. Ryan Anderson dropped in 21 points in the second quarter on his way to a game-high 29 that ultimately was the difference for the Pelicans.