GOLDEN State continues to deal defeats all around, LA Clippers destroy Chicago, and Orlando end their losing streak. Learn all the latest games details in this NBA Wrap! Australian Throw. Victorian centre-field Andrew Bogut was the sole Australian to hit the NBA courts today. Bogut was kept to zero points in the Warriors’ win over New York, missing his single field goal try. He did however made 12 rebounds and helped with four assists.
Klay Thompson brought back the Warriors from their slowest start of the season with 17 of his 34 points in the second quarter. Meanwhile Draymond Green tied the franchise record with his ninth triple-double of the season, and Golden State beat the New York Knicks 116-95 on Sunday night for its seventh victory in a row.
Green made all nine shots as the Warriors (44-4) wrapped up January at 40 games over. 500 even with “modest” 13 points from Stephen Curry. He was effective with just 5 for 17 from the field on a court where he previously gave pretty good performances.
Green finished the game with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors overall, who scored a season-low 18 points in the first quarter of the ballgame. They rebounded with 64 over the middle two quarters — the Knicks had only 65 total through three — and looked back to normal after a not-so-successful Saturday in Philadelphia.
Deron Williams scored 27 points and the Dallas Mavericks were able to deliver without the help from Dirk Nowitzki, climbing past the lowly Phoenix Suns 91-78 Sunday night. Dwight Powell had made 6 scores in a row , which edged in the Mavericks and gave them a lead for good in the fourth quarter.
Dallas did win thanks to a 23-5 run over the final 9 minutes and gave in its fewest points in the fourth quarter this season, making their Phoenix 23-9 anti-record better looking now. Powell’s points turned a 75-74 deficit into an 80-75 lead, with Raymond Felton assisting on a pair of baskets before Powell nailed down couple of life-saving free throws. Rookie guard Devin Booker led the Suns in scoring for the third straight game, earning 19 points.