Sunday night game round-up: Klay Thompson drops 40 as Warriors win again

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The Golden State Warriors kept on rolling as they notched up their 66th win of the season in a 117-105 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Oracle Arena last night.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors to the win, following up his excellent performance against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday by scoring 40 points in consecutive games for the first time in his career, with another 40 point haul.

That wasn't the only big performance of the night, though, as Draymond Green notched his franchise-best 12th triple-double of the season - finishing the night with 13 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.

To be fair to the 76ers, they kept it closer than most thought they would, as Carl Landry and Ish Smith did their best to keep Philly in contention with scores of 22 and 20, respectively.

Box Score

Wizards 101, Lakers 88

With their playoff hopes hanging in the balance, the Washington Wizards pulled a big road win out of the bag as they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in LA.

John Wall played well, helping himself to 22 points and 13 assists, together with Marcin Gortat who added 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Wizards condemned the Lakers to their 58th loss of the season. 

Nobody really played well for Los Angeles on what was a difficult night all round. D'Angelo Russell top-scored for the famous franchise with 22 but combined it with a plus/minus score of -15, while Kobe Bryant finished with 17 points in 22 minutes of action.

Box Score

Nuggets 90, Clippers 105

After a demoralising slump that saw them win just one out of a possible six games, the Los Angeles Clippers look like they may be turning a corner just in time for the NBA postseason. 

The Clippers recorded their second win on the bounce last night, following up a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers by beating the Nuggets comfortably. 

DeAndre Jordan put in a big all-around performance for Doc Rivers' side, finishing the night with 16 points, 16 rebounds and six blocked shots. On the Nuggets side of the ball, Jusuf Nurkic top-scored with 19, as the Denver bench ended up outscoring the starters, with D.J. Augustin adding 18. 

Box Score

Rockets 101, Pacers 104

Three big performances led the Indiana Pacers to victory over the Houston Rockets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse yesterday. 

Paul George did the early damage, scoring 16 points in the first quarter to open up an early lead, before Monta Ellis and Ian Mahinmi came up big as the game wore on as the Pacers starters finished with 25, 23 and 19 points, respectively in the win,

As always, James Harden did his best to drag the Rockets to victory, ending up with 34 points on a night where no other Houston player managed to reach 15. 

Box Score

Mavericks 111, Kings 133

Things are going from bad to worse for the Dallas Mavericks as they were knocked out of the playoff spots by a Sacramento Kings side that have no chance of making the postseason. 

The Mavs lost for the sixth time in eight games thanks to a great all-around team performance by the Kings, who got scoring from pretty much every spot in the rotation. DeMarcus Cousins helped himself to 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Willie Cauley-Stein had 21 points on a night where everything clicked for the Kings.

Raymond Felton led the Mavericks with 15, as several Dallas players made it into double figure scoring but didn't take the bull by the horns.

Box Score

L.A. Clippers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Washington Wizards
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
Dallas Mavericks
Southwest Division
Klay Thompson
Golden State Warriors
Indiana Pacers
Central Division
Sacramento Kings
Philadelphia 76ers
Atlantic Division
Denver Nuggets
Northwest Division
Houston Rockets
L.A. Lakers

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