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Stephen Curry scored 18 of his NBA season-high 50 points, guiding the Warriors to a 127-113 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter before being thrashed in the second half by the NBA’s most successful club.

Curry went 14-for-28 from the field, 9-for-19 on 3-point tries, and 13-for-13 at the foul line after being provided to 20 points or fewer in four straight games. He also threw in 10 assists, giving him his first career double-double in a 50-point game.

The Hawks, who have now lost four consecutive matches, were led by Trae Young’s 28 points and John Collins’ 19 points.

126 points for the Lakers, 123 points for the Hornets (Overtime)

Los Angeles ended a two-game losing streak with an overtime victory against visiting Charlotte, as Anthony Davis scored six of his 32 points in overtime and added 12 rebounds.

The Lakers won for the first time in three tries after star LeBron James was out for at least a week with an abdominal injury. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points off the bench, while Russell Westbrook had a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 14 assists.

LaMelo Ball scored his second career triple-double with 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists for the Hornets. Terry Rozier scored 29 points for the Hornets. Charlotte forced overtime by coming from a 14-point fourth-quarter hole.

Timberwolves 118, Grizzlies 125. (Overtime)

Memphis beat Minnesota in overtime after Ja Morant scored 33 points, including the final seven of a crucial fourth-quarter run.

Desmond Bane hit two baskets in the extra period for two of his 13 points, and Morant made two foul throws to put Memphis up 2-0. In overtime, the Grizzlies never trailed.

Minnesota lost its sixth straight game despite a season-high 30 points from D’Angelo Russell. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while Anthony Edwards had 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

New York Knicks 103, Philadelphia 76ers 96

New York Knicks were led by Julius Randle, who scored 31 points and collected 12 rebounds.

RJ Barrett added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who bounced back after a 17-point defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road on Sunday.

The Sixers were without Joel Embiid, who tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to sit out the game. With 14 points and 25 rebounds, Andre Drummond led the Sixers. Tyrese Maxey added 16 points to Furkan Korkmaz’s 19 points.

The bulls defeated the Nets by a score of 118 to 95.

As Chicago pulled away from host Brooklyn in the fourth quarter, DeMar DeRozan scored seven of his 28 points in a crucial run.

DeRozan scored 10 of 20 shots and scored at least 25 points for the fifth time in several games, leading the Bulls to its third win over the Nets in the last 14 meetings. For Chicago, Zach LaVine added 24 points as the Bulls beat Brooklyn 42-17 in the final quarter.

With 38 points, including 11 in the 4th quarter, Kevin Durant led all scorers, but the Nets’ five-game winning streak came to an end.

108 points for the Mavericks, 92 points for the Pelicans

In the Mavericks’ win, Luka Doncic scored 25 points and the Mavericks’ bench outscored New Orleans’ bench 42-10.

The Mavericks won for the fourth time in five games and the seventh time in their last eight games against the Pelicans, with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson each scoring 17 points.

For the Pelicans, who finished a four-game road trip with their seventh consecutive defeat, Jonas Valanciunas scored his ninth consecutive double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Josh Hart added 22 points.

113 to 96 in favour of the Nuggets.

Before being ejected late in the game, Nikola Jokic scored 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists for his first triple-double of the season, and host Denver defeated Miami.

For the Nuggets, Will Barton had 25 points, Monte Morris had 14, Jeff Green had 13, and Aaron Gordon had 10.

For Miami, Jimmy Butler had 31 points and eight assists, Duncan Robinson had 13, Tyler Herro had 11, and Markieff Morris and Bam Adebayo each had ten points.

Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings by a score of 109 to 104.

Cameron Payne set his career total of 24 points off the bench to help Phoenix win its fifth consecutive game against Sacramento.

Phoenix’s Devin Booker scored 18 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, despite allowing a 24-point lead slip to three points before holding on. Mikal Bridges and Chris Paul both finished with 16 points.

Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes had 26 points and De’Aaron Fox had 24 for the Kings, who lost for the second time in a row after committing 24 turnovers.

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