CLEVELAND – Stephen Curry somehow misplaced his shooting touch coming out of the locker room at halftime.
He located it just in time to save the Warriors.
Curry scored 29 points and made a clutch jumper with 13.5 seconds left as the Golden State opened a long road trip with their fifth straight victory, 108-104 in overtime against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
Curry, who nearly recorded a triple-double by adding 11 assists and nine rebounds in 48 minutes, was just 1 of 11 from the floor in the second half and OT when he pulled up and knocked down the game’s biggest shot to give the Warriors a 108-104 lead.
“Thank God for the green light,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “He’s a guy we believe in. We’re not going to tell him to stop shooting.”
David Lee, who didn’t have a point or rebound in the first half, finished with 19 points before fouling out for the Warriors, who are on the road for seven games over the next 13 days.
Kyrie Irving scored 27 for Cleveland, which dropped its fifth straight and lost its third tight game in a row. The Cavs lost by three in Boston on Saturday and two in double-overtime against Atlanta on Thursday.
“We’ve just got to close out games better,” Irving said. “It sounds simple but we’ve just got to do a better job of it.”
Thunder 117, Rockets 86
In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Thunder won their second straight game without Russell Westbrook, beating Houston.
Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 22 points and five assists for Oklahoma City, which has the NBA’s best record at 25-5. The Thunder have won 12 of their last 13 and 20 of their last 22 games.
Spurs 112, Kings 104
In San Antonio, Manu Ginobili scored 28 points, Tony Parker added 22, and Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Spurs over Sacramento.
Struggling mightily on defense for much of the second half, the Spurs turned to their Big Three to close out the upstart Kings.
Magic 109, Hawks 102
In Orlando, Arron Afflalo scored 21 points and the Magic beat Atlanta to claim back-to-back victories for just the third time this season.
Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Hawks in their second game without two-time All-Star Al Horford, who is out indefinitely with a torn right pectoral muscle. The Hawks were also coming off three straight, grinding overtime games, the latest of which was Saturday night at home against Charlotte.
76ers 111, Lakers 104
In Los Angeles, Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and Philadelphia snapped its 13-game road losing streak by beating the Lakers.
Spencer Hawes had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Sixers, who hadn’t won away from Philadelphia since their road opener on Nov. 1.