NBA: Curry, Lee match Thunder's power, lead Warriors' victory

2013-01-24T00:00:00Z NBA: Curry, Lee match Thunder's power, lead Warriors' victoryThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry had 31 points and seven assists, David Lee finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-99 on Wednesday night.

Curry matched Kevin Durant's spectacular scoring all game, stole a pass from the Thunder's leading man in the final seconds and hit a pair of free throws to seal Golden State's third straight victory.

Lee helped the Warriors outrebound Oklahoma City's lengthy frontline 40-39 and made some big plays late.

• Grizzlies 106, Lakers 93: In Memphis, Tenn., Darrell Arthur scored 20 points, and Mike Conley added 19 as Memphis handed the Lakers' their fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni had talked before the game about having an All-Star team with players not having learned their pecking order. Yet Los Angeles lost its seventh consecutive road game, and center Dwight Howard missed the second half after aggravating his sore shoulder in the first half.

• Heat 123, Raptors 116, OT: In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 35 points, LeBron James collected his 34th career triple-double, and Miami rallied from a 15-point deficit.

James finished with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for Miami, getting the last board on Toronto's final shot of the night. Wade added seven assists, including the one that set up Ray Allen for the three-pointer that clinched the win with 59.3 seconds left in overtime.

• Trail Blazers 100, Pacers 80: In Portland, Ore., LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points to help Portland snap a six-game losing streak.

Rookie Damian Lillard added 20 points and eight assists for the Blazers.

• Spurs 106, Hornets 102: In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 24 points and 13 assists, and San Antonio overcame the absence of Tim Duncan and coach Gregg Popovich for their 15th straight win at home.

The Spurs trailed most of the game with Popovich (undisclosed illness), Duncan (sore left knee) and Kawhi Leonard (left patella bruise) all sitting out. A 12-2 run midway through the fourth quarter put San Antonio ahead for good.

• Jazz 92, Wizards 88: In Salt Lake City, Paul Millsap had 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead Utah.

The Jazz led by 22 points in the second quarter and 15 entering the fourth, but the road-weary Wizards fought back to within two on Kevin Seraphin's jumper with 6:57 left and were within 90-87 with 15 seconds left, but ex-Wizards guard Randy Foye made both free throws with 11 seconds left to seal it.

• Hawks 104, Bobcats 92: In Charlotte, N.C., Josh Smith had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Atlanta snapped a six-game road losing streak.

Kyle Korver added 21 points on 5-of-6 three-point shooting, and the Hawks sent the Bobcats to their 16th straight home loss, three shy of the NBA record.

• Nets 91, Timberwolves 83: In Minneapolis, Brook Lopez strengthened his push for a spot on the All-Star team with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting, and Brooklyn improved to 12-2 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

• Bulls 85, Pistons 82: In Chicago, Nate Robinson had 11 points and seven assists in 21 minutes off the bench, leading a furious fourth-quarter comeback.

• Nuggets 105, Rockets 95: In Houston, Ty Lawson scored 21 points, Wilson Chandler had 20, and Denver pulled away in the third quarter.

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