Warriors and Hawks keep on streaking…T-Wolves stun Blazers
(AP) — It’s 14 in a row for the Golden State Warriors, and counting. The Warriors continued their team-record winning streak by holding off the Houston Rockets 105-93 despite a game-high 34-point performance by James Harden. Klay Thompson led five Warriors in double figures with 21.
Harrison Barnes and Stephen Curry chipped in 20 apiece for the Warriors, who own the NBA’s best record at 19-2. Houston fell to 16-5.
The Warriors’ latest win helped new coach Steve Kerr carve out a slice of NBA history. Kerr became the first rookie coach to win 19 of his first 21 games.
In other NBA action:
—The Atlanta Hawks are on their longest winning streak in 17 years. The Hawks won their eighth in a row, breezing to a 95-79 win over Philadelphia. Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17. DeMarre Carroll had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta, which is 15-6.
— Andrew Wiggins had 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the Portland Trail Blazers with a 90-82 victory to end the Blazers’ five-game winning streak. Corey Brewer had 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak
— Andre Miller threw a perfect lob pass to Bradley Beal, who made a layup at the buzzer to help the Washington Wizards win their seventh straight game, 91-89 at Orlando. The Wizards closed the game on a 7-0 run. John Wall led the Wizards with 21 points and 11 assists.
— The Los Angeles Clippers held off the Indiana Pacers 103-96. Jamal Crawford scored 18 points and DeAndre Jordan grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds. The Pacers have lost six in a row.
— Marco Belinelli scored a season-high 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 109-95 victory over New York. That’s the Knicks’ 10th straight loss.
— The Denver Nuggets routed Miami 102-82. Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 17. Chris Bosh had 14 points to lead Miami, which has dropped four of its last five on the road after starting the season 5-2 away from home.
— The Dallas Mavericks got 26 points from Monta Ellis in their 112-107 win over New Orleans. Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons and Devin Harris added 20 apiece for the Mavs
— Derrick Rose scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls routed the Brooklyn Nets 105-80.
— Al Jefferson had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets withstood Boston’s fourth-quarter rally and beat the Celtics 96-87.