Stephen Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday night.
A night after erasing a 22-point halftime deficit in Philadelphia, the Warriors built a 22-point cushion after two quarters behind 22 points from Curry. Playing without Kevin Durant, they led by 28 in the third quarter but Brooklyn cut it all the way to four after Curry picked up his sixth foul with three minutes remaining.
Klay Thompson then scored seven of his 23 points in the final two minutes.
Durant was out with a sprained left ankle, giving him extra rest before Golden State wraps up its four-game trip at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night in his former home arena. Omri Casspi started in his place and had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Allen Crabbe scored 25 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points and eight assists for the Nets.
Steph came up 💪 without KD - 39 Pts, 11 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl- Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) November 20, 2017
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The Warriors trailed 74-52 at halftime in Philadelphia on Saturday before scoring 47 points in the third quarter and winning 124-116. Curry appeared determined to get Golden State going quickly Sunday, scoring 13 points while playing all 12 minutes in the first quarter.
It was 64-42 at halftime and the Warriors extended the lead to 28 in the third, though the Nets cut that in half by period's end, scoring 42 points to trim it to 98-84. >> Read more
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