Red-hot Curry inspires Golden State to victory

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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.

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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