Warriors end Thunder streak, Cavs back to winning ways
A clinical first half from the Golden State Warriors saw them secure a 116-108 win against Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
Stephen Curry finished with 26 points and 10 assists as the Warriors made it nine consecutive victories.
Kevin Durant scored 40 points for the Thunder, while Russell Westbrook had 27 points and 12 assists in what was just a second loss in their past 14 games.
The Warriors out-scored the Thunder 73-59 after the first two quarters and that gap proved to be insurmountable for the home side.
The Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from consecutive defeats with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Cavs were coming off a heartbreaking buzzer-beater loss against the Boston Celtics and responded in great fashion.
Kyrie Irving (29 points) led the way for the Cavs, while LeBron James (27) and J.R. Smith (20) also got into double figures.
The San Antonio Spurs’ unbeaten run at home continues following a 106-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe Bryant had 25 points but could not inspire the Lakers to victory, with Spurs duo LaMarcus Aldridge (26) and Kawhi Leonard (20) scoring a combined 46 points.
Utah Jazz sealed a sixth-consecutive win following a 98-89 triumph against the Phoenix Suns.
Five Jazz players finished with 11 points or more as they continued their great form.
James Harden finished with 33 points but a poor all-round display from the Houston Rockets saw them suffer a 96-79 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Damian Lillard top-scored for the Trail Blazers with 21 points, along with ten assists, while five other players reached double figures in their 17-point win.
Chandler Parsons scored 26 points which included a pair of three-pointers in overtime as the Dallas Mavericks secured a 114-110 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
In other results, the Charlotte Hornets overcame the Washington Wizards 108-104, the Philadelphia 76ers were too good for the Brooklyn Nets 103-98, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Detroit Pistons 112-104, and the Minnesota Timberwolves accounted for the Chicago Bulls 112-105.