Curry, Lee guide Warriors past Heat


Stephen Curry scored 36 points and handed out 12 assists, and David Lee scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 123-114 Thursday night and extended the NBA’s longest current winning streak to seven games.

Curry was 13-for-22 from the field and 8-for-15 from beyond the arc for Golden State. Lee added 14 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Harrison Barnes added 15 for the Warriors.

LeBron James scored 26 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 for the Heat, who had all five starters in double figures.

The Heat allowed Golden State to shoot 56 percent, make 15 of 29 tries from 3-point range and finish with a 40-31 rebounding edge.

Knicks 105, Spurs 101

In San Antonio, Iman Shumpert scored a career-high 27 points, including the tiebreaking tip-in with 23.4 seconds left, and Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 12 rebounds in his return from injury as New York surprised the Spurs.

Marco Belinelli had a career-high 32 points, but missed a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute for San Antonio (25-8).

Blazers 134, Bobcats 104

In Portland, Wesley Matthews had 25 points, including five of the Trail Blazers’ 21 3-pointers in a rout of Charlotte.

Portland hit its first seven 3s and made 63.6 percent of its 33 attempts in becoming the first NBA team to make 20 or more 3s twice in one season, according to STATS. Damian Lillard finished with 24 points, hitting all six of his 3-point tries. The 21 3-pointers matched a franchise high, set in a 139-105 victory at Philadelphia on Dec. 14.

Nets 95, Thunder 93

In Oklahoma City, Joe Johnson hit a high-arching jumper as time expired to give Brooklyn a comeback victory over the hosts.

Johnson’s game-winning shot capped an improbable rally from a 16-point second-half deficit for the Nets (11-21), led by a season-high 29 points from point guard Deron Williams.

Cavaliers 87, Magic 81 (OT)

In Cleveland, Anderson Varejao hit two crucial jumpers in overtime and tied a franchise record with a career-high 25 rebounds as the Cavaliers beat Orlando to snap a season-high six-game losing streak.

Bulls 94, Celtics 82

In Chicago, Joakim Noah had 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Bulls defeat Boston and snap a two-game skid.

Grizzlies 99, Suns 91

In Phoenix, Jerryd Bayless scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, coming off the bench to help Memphis overcome Goran Dragic’s career-high 33 points in a win over the Suns.

Jazz 96, Bucks 87

In Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward had 22 points and Derrick Favors added 21 points and 11 rebounds to help Utah hold off Milwaukee.

76ers 113, Kings 104

In Sacramento, Thaddeus Young scored 28 points, Evan Turner had 24 and Philadelphia defeated the hosts for its third straight victory.