Red-hot Curry inspires Golden State to victory

Washington Wizards v Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry racked up 51 points, including 11 three-pointers, as the Golden State Warriors were 144-122 victors over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

It was the sixth time in Curry’s career that he had passed the 50-point mark, and the 10th time he had scored 10 or more three-pointers, with Kevin Durant adding 30 points.

The win took the Warriors’ early-season record to 4-1.

LeBron James tasted victory for the first time as a Los Angeles Lakers player as they overcame the Phoenix Suns 131-113 in Arizona.

James managed 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the final quarter.

The Toronto Raptors’ flying start to the season continued as they went 5-0 by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105.

Kawhi Leonard led all scorers for the Raptors with 35 points but also shone defensively, regaining possession with a ‘no-look’ interception to stop a pass from Gorgui Dieng reaching Jimmy Butler.

The Milwaukee Bucks have four wins from four as they beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-108.

Giannis Antetokounmpo equalled a record set by Wilt Chamberlain from 1965-66 by scoring 25 or more points and claiming 15 or more rebounds in each of the first four games of the season.

Washington Wizards v Golden State Warriors

Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 100-89, with James Harden leaving the match early due to a hamstring injury for the Texans.

The Atlanta Hawks overcame the Dallas Mavericks 111-104,  the Cleveland Cavaliers slumped to a fourth straight loss by going down 102-86 to the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 110-87 and the Chicago Bulls edged past the Charlotte Hornets 112-110.

The Indiana Pacers were too strong for the San Antonio Spurs as they ran out 116-96 winners in Texas and the Sacramento Kings were 97-92 winners over the Memphis Grizzlies.

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