Friday night game round-up: The Golden State Warriors keep winning at the Oracle

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The Golden State Warriors and the Splash Brothers enacted revenge over the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard as the Dubs once again won at the Oracle Arena. 

The defending champions took their home record to 29-0 this season as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 15 three-pointers in the 128-112 win. 

Thompson shot 72.7 percent from deep to finish with 37 while Curry ended the night with 34 on 50 percent shooting from behind the arc. Draymond Green notched another double-double; he had 17 points and 13 rebounds. 

Lillard was unable to repeat his heroics of February as he finished with 17. Backcourt partner C.J McCollum had 18.


Ricky Rubio came up clutch at the buzzer as the Minnesota Timberwolves left Oklahoma City with a surprise win. 

The Spaniard hit a clutch three with 0.2 seconds remaining on the clock to put the visitors in the lead at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Gorgui Dieng led the Timberwolves with 25 points off 58.3 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins had 20 and Karl-Anthony Towns, 17.

All-Star duo Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 54 points on the night. The power forward shot 11 of 20 from the field on his way to 28. Westbrook ended with 26 off 42.1 percent shooting.


James Harden's 32 points led the Houston Rockets to a win over third-placed Eastern Conference franchise the Boston Celtics. 

The four-time All-Star shot 47.4 percent from the field on his way to the game-high score and was 13 of 15 from the free-throw line. 

Michael Beasley was the second highest Rocket with 18 while Dwight Howard ended the night with 12 points and as many rebounds. 

Isaiah Thomas shot five of nine from behind the arc to finish with 30. Jared Sullinger also had 24 from 50 percent shooting but the Celtics fell short at TD Garden as Avery Bradley was the only other Boston player to reach double-figures.

HEAT 118, BULLS 96

The Chicago Bulls were without backcourt duo Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose as they were blown out on their homecourt by Eastern Conference rivals the Miami Heat.

Pau Gasol led the way for a depleted Chicago roster as he came an assist away from recording another triple-double; finishing with 17 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. 

26 points from Goran Dragic helped the Heat to the comfortable win as Josh Richardson also hit 22 off the bench. It was a quiet night for Dwyane Wade, who had nine but was struggling with injury. 

The Heat are now just .5 games back from the Celtics. The Bulls are still ninth in the Conference, half a game back from the Detroit Pistons.


Chris Paul and J.J. Redick combined for 44 points as the Los Angles Clippers strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Western Conference with a win over the New York Knicks. 

Paul ended with a game-high 24 points off 52.9 percent shooting while Redick reached his 20 with the help of four three-pointers. 

Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 23 from six of 17 from the field. He also scored ten points from the charity stripe. 

Carmelo Anthony and Brook Lopez also reach 20. Lopez added 19 boards, but no other player on the roster reached double-digits. 


The Charlotte Hornets made it six straight wins with a victory over Eastern Conference rivals the Detroit Pistons at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Marvin Williams top-scored for the Hornets with 22. Nicolas Batum had a double-double of 17 points and 11 assists while Kemba Walker had 16 off three of 11 from the field. 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (24), Tobias Harris (20) and Reggie Jackson (20) led the Pistons, but they left the arena empty-handed. 

The Hornets are fifth in the East with a 36-28 record. Detroit holds the final playoff spot in the conference with a .508 win percentage.


Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday combined for 59 points but the New Orleans Pelicans fell to a loss in Memphis. 

'The Brow' shot nine of 17 from the field and also pulled down 13 boards. Guard, Holiday, had a double-double of ten assists and 34 points. Ryan Anderson also had 24 off the bench.

Lance Stephenson came up big with 33 points in 37 minutes of action; he shot 60 percent. Matt Barnes and JaMychal Green also had over 20, ending with 28 and 21 respectively. 

The Grizzlies are fifth in the West and are 3.5 games back from the Clippers. The Pelicans languish in 12th.


The Utah Jazz continued their pursuit of a playoff spot with a win over the Wizards, who have similar ambitions in the Eastern Conference. 

Shelvin Mack's 27 points were the highlight for the Jazz as they moved to 30-35. Gordon Hayward's 18 points was the other notable performance. 

For the Wizards, John Wall had 24, shooting 50 percent from the field. Markieff Morris also had 16.

MAGIC 107, KINGS 100

Without DeMarcus Cousins, the Sacramento Kings were unable to hold off the Orlando Magic at the Sleep Train Arena.

Rajon Rondo had his usual double-double of assists and points, finishing with 14 and 16 respectively. Kosta Koufos had 19, Marco Belinelli had 17.

Aaron Gordon led the Magic with a 20 point, 11 rebound double-double. Victor Oladipo ended with 18. Evan Fournier and Jason Smith both had 16.

NETS 89, 76ERS 95

The Philadelphia 76ers snapped a 13-game losing streak to win against their fellow Eastern Conference strugglers. 

Points across the board helped the 76ers overcome their division rivals, but Nerlens Noel's 13 points, 11 rebounds double-double and Carl Landry's 16 points were the notable performances. 

Brook Lopez scored 24 for the Nets. Thaddeus Young also broke the 20-point barrier as he finished with 21, but it proved to be in vain. 

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