Friday night game round-up: Golden State Warriors make it 65 wins for the season

Published Add your comment

Football News

The Golden State Warriors continued their quest for 73 wins as they saw off the Dallas Mavericks 128-120 at the Oracle Arena.

The Warriors sunk 21 threes on the night as Klay Thompson led the way with 40 points - shooting nine of 16 from deep. Stephen Curry shot 50 percent as he finished with 33 points, eight assists and as many rebounds. 

Wesley Matthews led the Dallas Mavericks, who were without Dirk Nowitzki, shooting eight of 16 on his way to 26 points. J.J. Barea also shot 50 percent for his 21 points. David Lee scored 12 on his return to the Bay.

Box Score



The San Antonio Spurs won their 37th home game of this season to match the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, without Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills.

LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a 75 percent field goal percentage on a game-high 32 points - he also had 12 rebounds. Tony Parker ended the night with 14 points and Kevin Martin had 13 in his first start for the Spurs.

JaMychal Green had 20 points for the Grizzlies from 10 of 18 from the field. Lance Stephenson bagged 17 points off the bench and Matt Barnes shot 50 percent for his 14.

Box Score


James Harden's triple-double led the Houston Rockets to a win over the Toronto Raptors on a night where Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were both ejected.

Harden ended the night with 32 points from 50 percent shooting to go with his 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Michael Beasley was nine of 12 from the field as he finished with 21. 

DeRozan, starting in the frontcourt, had a team-high 18 points for the Raptors. Lowry had a tough shooting night; ending with a 21.1 percent field goal percentage and 15 points before both players were eject with 02:55 and 00:25 remaining in the game, respectively.

Box Score


The Atlanta Hawks made it eight wins from their previous ten games to tighten their grip on the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Paul Millsap had a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds while Jeff Teague scored 18. Al Horford also had 14 points for the Hawks.

It was a quiet night for Giannis Antetokounmpo, given his recent impressive form. The Greek Freak had 11 points off five of 14 from the field. Jabari Parker had a game-high 19 points - shooting 44.4 percent.

Box Score

MAGIC 97, HEAT 108

The Miami Heat overturned a half-time deficit to beat their state rivals the Orlando Magic and move level with the Boston Celtics for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Hassan Whiteside led the Heat with 26 points - including six slam dunks in the first half - and crashed the boards for 12 rebounds. Goran Dragic shot nine of 13 from the field on his way to 22 points. 

Evan Fournier led the Magic, who were without Victor Oladipo, with 20 points. Andrew Nicholson had 19 points off the bench and Elfrid Payton had 14.

Box Score


The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame the Washington Wizards in a double-overtime thriller in DC. 

Rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 27 points off 12 of 21 from the field. Slam Dunk king Zach LaVine had 25 points with a 58.8 field goal percentage.

John Wall had 22 points and 16 assists for the Wizards while Bradley Beal shot 50 percent from the field to end the night with 26.

Box Score


The Detroit Pistons moved two games ahead of the Chicago Bulls in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Charlotte Hornets. 

Andre Drummond produced a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds to go with his three blocks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris finished with 21 and 20 points respectively.

Kemba Walker had a game-high 29 points off 50 percent shooting - including six of nine from deep. Jeremy Lamb and Nicolas Batum were the only other Hornets players to reach double figures.

Box Score

SUNS 94, KINGS 116

DeMarcus Cousins' double-double helped the Sacramento Kings see off the Phoenix Suns in a routine win. 

The center had 29 points and 11 rebounds. Willie Cauley-Stein had a career-high 26 points. Rajon Rondo cemented his place as the NBA's leading assist maker with 12 dimes.

Devin Booker shot 11 of 21 from the field to finish with 26 points, but he did have nine turnovers. Alex Len had 14 points and Mirza Teletovic 12.

Box Score


Kobe Bryant's best efforts were not enough to inspire the L.A. Lakers as they fell to their 57th loss of the season.

D.J. Augustin's 20 points were a team-high for the Denver Nuggets. Nikola Jokic had 12 rebounds and eight points. Joffrey Lauvergne also had 10 boards.

Bryant shot 10 of 22 from the field to finish with a game-high 28 points. Julius Randle had a triple-double of 13 points, 10 assists and 18 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson had 20 points.

Box Score

LA Lakers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Eastern Conference
Minnesota Timberwolves
Northwest Division
Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
Phoenix Suns
Milwaukee Bucks
Central Division
San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets
Southeast Division
Charlotte Hornets
Detroit Pistons
Orlando Magic
Memphis Grizzlies
Golden State Warriors
Washington Wizards
Miami Heat
Atlanta Hawks
Sacramento Kings
Denver Nuggets

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again