Sunday night game round-up: Golden State Warriors bounce back in impressive style

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The Golden State Warriors responded to their surprising home loss by blowing out the Portland Trail Blazers 136-111 at the Oracle Arena.

Stephen Curry dropped nine three-pointers on his way to 39 points while Draymond Green had another triple-double with 22 points, 10 assists and as many rebounds.

Damian Lillard tried his best to keep Portland in the game as he ended with 38 in his home town. Maurice Harkless had 15 points and ten rebounds.


Without Kyrie Irving, LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a win that moves them 3.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors.

James came close to triple-double as he pulled down eight boards to go with his 12 assists and 31 points. Kevin Love dropped 25 and J.R. Smith 27.

Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 29 points off 9-19 from the field. Marvin Williams had 22 and Jeremy Lin 14 off the bench.


The Houston Rockets are one game back from the Utah Jazz for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs after their win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

James Harden dropped 41 points and provided nine assists against his former team. Tervor Ariza had 18 points and Patrick Beverley 12.

Russell Westbrook ended the night with 23 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. Kevin Durant had 33 points.


Blake Griffin returned to the L.A. Clippers' lineup for the first time since Christmas Day as they notched their 48th win of the season.

He had six points off 2-7 from the field in his 24 minutes. Chris Paul led the Clippers with 27 points and 12 assists.

John Wall had 15 points and 13 assists for the visitors. Marcin Gortat dropped 21 on the night and Markieff Morris had 18.


The Boston Celtics are fourth in the Eastern Conference after their second consecutive win in California.

Isaiah Thomas led the way with 26 points for the Celtics. Jae Crowder had 22 and Amir Johnson pulled down 13 assists to go with his 10 points.

Kobe Bryant played his final game in the white of Los Angeles on a Sunday and dropped an impressive 34 points. Julius Randle had 10 rebounds and 20 points.


The Memphis Grizzlies are in danger of being sucked into the battle for the final playoff places in the west after a defeat to the Orlando Magic.

Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 10 rebounds. Victor Oladipo dropped 22 points, as did Evan Fournier. Elfrid Payton had 11 assists.

Matt Barnes led Memphis with 24 points off 8-17 from the field. JaMychal Green had 10 rebounds and 11 points while Zach Randolph had 15 points.

JAZZ 101, SUNS 86

The Utah Jazz retained their position in eighth place in the west with a routine win over the struggling Phoenix Suns.

Gordon Hayward had 22 points for the visitors off 50 percent shooting. Rodney Hood had seven assists and 18 points.

Tyson Chandler produced 18 rebounds and dropped a season-high 21 points. Mirza Teletovic also had 24.


J.J. Barea finished with 21 points as the Dallas Mavericks won in their pursuit of a playoff spot. Wesley Matthews was 6-13 from deep as he ended with 19.

Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves, who lost their third consecutive game, with 30 points. Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 rebounds, nine assists and 11 points.


Jimmy Butler helped the Chicago Bulls keep the pressure on in the east as he dropped 25 points. Nikola Mirotic had 19 off the bench and Pau Gasol ended with 16.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a career-high 34 points to go with his five rebounds and nine assists. Jabari Parker pulled down 11 boards and had 24 points.


The Indiana Pacers remain two games ahead of the Bulls after Paul George dropped 20 points in a tight win. Rodney Stuckey and Myles Turner had 17 and 12 points respectively.

With Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis sitting out, Sasha Vujacic showed up with 21 points. Robin Lopez had 15 rebounds and 10 points.


The New Orleans Pelicans' depleted roster got the win as Luke Babbitt dropped a game-high 21 points. Tim Frazier and Alexis Ajinca had 19 and 16 respectively.

The Nets have shut down Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Sean Kilpatrick led them with 15 points. Thomas Robinson had 11 points and 15 rebounds.

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