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NBA Roundup: Curry Drops 48 on Mavericks

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) passes the ball around Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (34) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Dallas — Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks, 119-114, on Sunday night.

Kevin Durant added 28 points and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter. Curry’s 11th 3-pointer —tying a season high — gave the Warriors a 117-114 lead.

Luka Doncic scored 26 points for Dallas and Harrison Barnes had 22. Jalen Brunson had 12 off the bench in 30 minutes, in place of the injured J.J. Barea and Dennis Smith Jr.

Magic 116, Rockets 109

Orlando, Fla. — Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points and Orlando took advantage of James Harden’s awful 3-point shooting to beat Houston.

Harden scored 38 points to push his run of 30-point games to 16, but was 1-of-17 from 3-point range and 11-of-32 overall from the field. He made 15 of 16 free throws and had 12 assists and nine rebounds.

Raptors 140, Wizards 138 (2ot)

Washington — Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and Toronto outlasted Washington for its fifth straight victory.

The Raptors blew a 23-point lead before outlasting the Wizards.

Bucks 133, Hawks 114

Atlanta — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and Milwaukee won in coach Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta.

Khris Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA.

Sixers 108, Knicks 105

New York — Ben Simmons had 20 points, 22 rebounds and nine assists, and Joel Embiid scored 26 points to help Philadelphia beat New York.

New York’s Emmanuel Mudiay missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Kevin Knox scored 31 points for the Knicks. They have lost four straight and 19 of 22.