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Klay Thompson gets Golden State Warriors back to winning ways

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Klay Thompson had a field day and the Golden State Warriors allayed any concerns that a first defeat of the season could lead to a slide as they clinically achieved a 128-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

After 24 wins, Golden State stumbled to defeat against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, but a return to winning ways was never in doubt.

Thompson led scoring with 43 points, including eight three-pointers, and Stephen Curry weighed in with 25 points. The Warriors dominated the third quarter 46-19, during which Thompson scored 27 of his points, effectively putting the game to bed.

They led by 41 points early in the fourth quarter, before easing home to the win, allowing the Suns to narrow the margin of their still-heavy defeat.

The Bucks have lost back-to-back games since beating Golden State, with a defeat against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday followed by Wednesday's 103-90 setback against the Los Angeles Clippers. Chris Paul scored a game-high 21 points for the Clippers.

Kawhi Leonard plundered 27 points and the record-setting San Antonio Spurs continued to be unbeatable at home as they inflicted a 114-95 defeat on the Washington Wizards.

The Spurs stretched their run to 14 consecutive home wins since the start of the season, and a franchise-best 23 victories taking in their sequence at the end of 2014/15.

A 28-point performance from Dwyane Wade helped the Miami Heat overcome hosts the Brooklyn Nets 104-98 , and Arron Afflalo's 29 points propelled the New York Knicks to a 107-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 31 of the Detroits Pistons' points in a 119-116 success against the Boston Celtics.

The Oklahoma City Thunder improved their strong run to six successive wins, Kevin Durant scoring 24 points in a 106-90 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, while the hapless Philadelphia 76ers lost again, their record worsening to 1-26 after 127-106 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Jimmy Butler scored 24 points in a 98-85 win for the Chicago Bulls against the Memphis Grizzlies, and elsewhere the Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-81, the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the Utah Jazz 104-94, and the Orlando Magic were 113-98 victors at the expense of the Charlotte Hornets.

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