Curry helps Warriors end Spurs streak, Wade stars as Heat get back to winning ways
The San Antonio Spurs’ run of thirteen successive wins came to an end as they suffered a 120-90 loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors on Monday.
Stephen Curry led the scoring for the Warriors with 37 points, hitting six three-pointers in three quarters as they dismantled a poor Spurs side.
Kawhi Leonard (16), David West (12) and Boban Marjanovic (12) topped the scoring for the Spurs.
The Warriors are now 41-4, while the Spurs slumped to a 38-7 record.
The Miami Heat snapped a four-game losing streak thanks to an 89-84 comeback win over the Chicago Bulls.
Dwayne Wade top-scored for the Heat with 28 points and was helped with an 18-point haul from team-mate Chris Bosh.
Miami rallied from an eight-point deficit early in the fourth quarter, with the game tied in the final minute, before Wade and Bosh combined for the last five points to seal the game.
Pau Gasol led the Bulls with a double-double of 19 points and 17 rebounds but could not prevent his side dropping a fourth-straight home game.
Trevor Ariza scored a season-high 31 points to help the Houston Rockets to a 112-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
James Harden was the Rockets top scorer with 35 points, who were without Dwight Howard for a third-straight game.
The Pelicans played the second half without All-Star forward Anthony Davis after getting elbowed in the head by team-mate Tyreke Evans.
The Charlotte Hornets recorded a 129-128 overtime win against the Sacramento Kings thanks to a late three-pointer from Troy Daniels in the second period of overtime, while DeMarcus Cousins set a franchise-record 56-point haul for the Kings.
In other results, the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-107 in an Australia Day celebration, fetching rookie coach Tyronn Lue his first win as a coach in the NBA, while the Boston Celtics eased past the Washington Wizards 116-91.
The Memphis Grizzlies needed overtime to beat the Orlando Magic 108-102, the Atlanta Hawks accounted for the Denver Nuggets 119-105, and the Detroit Pistons edged the Utah Jazz 95-92.