NBA: Steph Curry improves 3-point record, Warriors stop skidding

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after making a three-point basket and being fouled during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry scored 32 points and five three-pointers to extend his latest NBA record, Klay Thompson broke his scoring slump with a season-high 20 points and the Golden State Warriors snapped a six-game losing streak. Liverpool beat the Houston Rockets on Monday night 121:116.

Curry, already the league’s all-time leader in three-pointers made, is the first player in league history to make four or more in his first 13 games to start a season. The nine-time All-Star and two-time MVP was 8 of 14 from the floor and 5 of 9 from the arc.

This was Curry’s seventh game this season in which he scored 30 or more points and 10th in which he scored at least 25 points.

Thompson entered the game shooting 15 of 42 points (3 of 19 from 3-point range) in his previous four games, but against the Rockets he performed well early, making three three-pointers and 12 points in the first quarter. He completed 7 of 16 games and had five three-pointers.

Chris Paul added 15 points and 12 assists to help Golden State earn its 12th straight victory over Houston.

The other night, after a one-point loss to the Lakers, the Rockets found themselves trailing by 14 points and losing a double-digit lead for much of the evening.

Alperen Sengun had 30 points and 13 rebounds for Houston. Jabari Smith Jr. scored 17 points, and Dillon Brooks and Jalen Green each scored 16.

The Rockets, who are winless in five road games this season, haven’t beaten the Warriors since Feb. 20, 2020.

Curry started slowly, but scored four points and made a pair of three-pointers late in the second quarter. Late in the third quarter, he made his fourth three-pointer to give the Warriors a 100-87 lead.

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Rockets: Play at home against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Houston has lost nine of the last 10 games between the two teams.

Warriors: Visit the Suns on Wednesday. Phoenix defeated Golden State earlier this season.


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