Memphis snap Golden State streak
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors’ NBA basketball-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory last night.
Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored 17 points, and Randolph also had ten rebounds as Memphis earned their fifth straight win. Vince Carter added a season-high 16 points, and Jon Leuer had 11.
The Warriors came in with the NBA’s best record at 21-2. They lost for the first time since Nov. 11 against the Spurs, also the last team to beat Memphis. This was the first time in NBA history in which both teams had 19 or more wins in the first 24 games.
Golden State star Stephen Curry missed back-to-back three-pointers in the final ten seconds. He had 19 points on nine-of-25 shooting, including a one-for-ten night from beyond the arc.
Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the Warriors, and Marreese Speights had 18.
Pelicans 119, Jazz 111
In New Orleans, Anthony Davis returned from a chest injury and scored 31 points, helping New Orleans rally for the win.
Davis, who missed most of Friday night’s victory over Cleveland and all of Sunday night’s loss to Golden State, played with a protective vest that did not appear to inhibit him. He had nine rebounds and three blocks, with all three rejections coming in the pivotal final four minutes.
Ryan Anderson hit six three-pointers and finished with 28 points for New Orleans, while Tyreke Evans added 19 points, scoring nine during New Orleans’ 41-point fourth quarter.
Enes Kanter scored 29 points for Utah, which have lost three straight and 12 of 13.
Mavericks 107, Knicks 87
Heat 95, Nets 91
Wizards 109, Timberwolves 95