Los Angeles, United States: Stephen Curry keeps anticipating new ways to come adult with purchase diversion winners, nailing a 3 pointer in a failing seconds to lift Golden State to a 121-118 overtime win over Oklahoma City.
Curry not usually strike a 32-foot dagger with 6 tenths of a second left on Saturday night though also tied an NBA singular diversion record common by Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant with 12 3 pointers.
The annals only keep entrance as Curry’s 12th 3 pushed his sum to 288, violation his possess single-season record of 286 with 24 games to play.
Curry finished 12-of-16 from three-point operation as a Warriors cumulative a playoff mark for a fourth true season.
Curry, who tweaked an ankle, tallied 46 points and ensure Klay Thompson combined 32 for a Warriors who softened to 53-5.
Forward Kevin Durant had 37 points and 12 rebounds to lead a Thunder. Guard Russell Westbrook tallied 30 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds.
Oklahoma City (41-18) mislaid for a fourth time in a final 5 games.
The Thunder scored 5 discerning points to start overtime, though 4 true points from Curry got a Warriors to within one.
Both teams kept anticipating ways to answer. Westbrook set adult Andre Roberson for a layup. Then Golden State’s Thompson gathering tough and scored on a three-point play to tie a measure 118-118 with 29 seconds left.
Westbrook missed a burst shot, environment a theatre for Curry to strike another drastic winner.
Hawks finish losing streak
The Boston Celtics might have mislaid out on a Joe Johnson sweepstakes, though they showed Saturday they can kick a group that snatched him.
On a day a Miami Heat acquired a seven-time all-star Johnson, Celtics ensure Marcus Smart scored 8 points in a final 10 mins as a Celtics degraded Miami 101-89 during a Boston Garden arena.
“He played with unimaginable energy,” brazen Jae Crowder pronounced of Smart who was one of a half dozen Celtics who finished in double figure scoring.
“He only done plays and that’s how manager (Brad Stevens) rolled him via a whole fourth (quarter).”
Smart finished with 15 points for Boston (35-25), that picked adult a 10th true feat during home and is now one win bashful of restraining a longest home winning strain given a 2012-13 season.
Celtics brazen Jared Sullinger had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Crowder scored 14, and swingman Evan Turner came off a dais to measure 14 points and 9 assists.
Johnson was waived by a Brooklyn Nets on Thursday and privileged waivers during Saturday’s game. Dwyane Wade welcomes a further of a multi-faceted scorer.
“To put somebody on a building that can fire a ball, can measure opposite areas of a floor, make plays — it only adds to what we’re perplexing to do,” Wade said.
Johnson rebuffed reported seductiveness from a Celtics, a bar that drafted him with a No. 10 altogether collect in 2001.
Walker provides finishing touch
Chris Paul played by a pain of a accumulation of teenager injuries as he scored a season-high 40 points to lead a Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-107 feat over a Sacramento Kings.
Paul combined 13 assists and 8 rebounds for a Clippers who scored 20 uninterrupted points in a third quarter. Los Angeles led by double digits for all of a final quarter.
Paul harmed his forearm on Wednesday opposite Denver and missed use Friday to get diagnosis on his right arm. He is also traffic with a hash on his left thigh and an harmed left calf.