NBA roundup: Curry scores 41 as Warriors beat Wizards

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Wizards forward Deni Avdija moves up against Warriors forward Anthony Lamb, 40, and guard Ty Jerome, 10, in the first half of Monday in Washington. Jess Rapfogel/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Steph Curry scored 41 points and Jordan Poole added 32 points to help the shaky Golden State Warriors to a 127-118 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday.

Golden State had lost four of five when it came into play.

Draymond Green had 17 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

Kristaps Porzingis led Washington with 32 points. Kyle Kuzma added 16 points, 11 rebounds and five assists but struggled from the field where he was only 5 for 20.

The Warriors were down 106-105 when Curry hit a fallaway 3-pointer against a double team. He made another basket, assisted the next, and hit a 3-pointer to put the Warriors ahead 115-111, playing 3:58. Curry made another stepback 3-pointer with 2:01 to play and Poole hit one with 1:29 to play to jump Golden State ahead of 123-114.

The Wizards grabbed their biggest lead of the night, 89-80, after a 4:33 layup by Deni Avdija to play in the third quarter. But the Warriors quickly closed on two points 93-91 with a Curry-3 pointer and then leveled the game with an Anthony Lamb layup. Neither team held a lead longer than a spurt in the first three quarters, which had 12 ties, 12 lead changes and a 93-93 tie.

Three players dominated the first half. Poole had 26 points on 10 for 13 shots, Curry added 21 and Porzingis had 25 points, his most for a game in January, in the first two quarters. Only Porzingis reached double digits for the Wizards in the first half.

Washington led at one point by six, with Golden State by seven, before the first half ended 69-64 with the Warriors leading.

CAVALIERS 113, PELICANS 103: Darius Garland scored 30 points, Jarrett Allen added 24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter with star Donovan Mitchell injured on the bench to beat road-weary New Orleans.

Mitchell scored 11 points in 22 minutes before sitting out the fourth with a strained left groin.

The Cavs trailed 81-78 in the final 12 minutes before Garland scored a 3-pointer and fed Allen for a dunk as Cleveland blitzed New Orleans 16-2 to start the period and an 11- to open up a points lead.

The Pelicans were still within striking distance when Garland dropped a pair of 3s to take them out in the final two minutes. Garland scored 25 goals and added eight of his 11 assists in the second half.

BUCKS 132, PACERS 119: Jrue Holiday had a season-high 35 points and 11 assists, and hosts Milwaukee defeated Indiana without two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Bucks played a third straight game without Antetokounmpo due to left knee pain. The Pacers were missing leading scorer and NBA assists leader Tyrese Haliburton for a third straight game due to a left elbow sprain and a minor bone contusion in his left knee.

Holiday shot 13 of 19 overall and 5 of 8 from 3-point range while collecting his third straight double-double. The Bucks went 23 of 46 from beyond the arc and had their highest total of 3-point baskets this season.

HAWKS 121, HEAT 113: Dejounte Murray scored 12 of his 28 points in the closing stages as Atlanta fended off Miami’s comeback attempt and defeated the Heat in Atlanta for a third straight game.

Trae Young added 24 points as the Hawks, who were never behind, went down to .500 with the win.

The Hawks (22-22), who had back-to-back road wins against Indiana and Toronto, were on their best winning streak of the season.

In the encounter of teams trying to advance from their current spot as Eastern Conference play-in teams, Miami (24-21) ended his three-game winning streak despite Jimmy Butler’s 34 points. Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 13 rebounds.

RAPTORS 123, KNICKS 121: Fred VanVleet had 33 points, Scottie Barnes had 26 points and Toronto rallied in overtime after RJ Barrett suffered the win in New York with 0.6 seconds left in regulation.

Pascal Siakam had 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Raptors, but he was benched from a foul when Toronto had to wait out Jalen Brunson’s missed 3-pointer in the final second before coming out with the win.

OG Anunoby hit two 3-pointers in overtime as Toronto built a six-point lead, but New York almost erased that in the last minute.

Barrett, a Toronto native, had 32 points and Brunson had 26 for the Knicks, who lost their three-game winning streak. Julius Randle finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.

JAZZ 126, TIMBERWOLVES 125: Walker Kessler had career-highs of 20 points and 21 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson added 21 points and Utah rebounded from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win in Minneapolis.

Collin Sexton added 19 points off the bench for Utah, who scored seven players in double figures in their third win in four games.

Anthony Edwards scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and D’Angelo Russell added 21 points for Minnesota, who was battling inside against Kessler, the big rookie center traded from the Timberwolves to the Jazz in July.

Kyle Anderson had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Timberwolves, who lost to Rudy Gobert early in the game due to persistent groin pain.

Russell tied the game at 125 by 13.5 seconds. Clarkson got the winning lead with one of two free throws, and Jaden McDaniels’ 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed the target.

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