Warriors shock Spurs, tie Bulls’ 72-win mark

April 11,2016 - 09:46 PM
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, passes between San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and David West during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 10, 2016, in San Antonio. Golden State won 92-86. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, passes between San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and David West during their NBA game in San Antonio. Golden State won, 92-86 to equal the NBA record for most wins in a season. (AP)

San Antonio — Stephen Curry had 37 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 on Sunday night for their 72nd victory, equaling the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the season record.

The Warriors will finish the regular season at home against Memphis on Wednesday night.

The Spurs had won 48 consecutive regular-season games at home, including an NBA-record 39 straight to begin this season. Golden State ended a 33-game skid in San Antonio that dated to 1997.

Curry controlled the action with a series of layups when San Antonio’s defense attempted to run him off the 3-point line.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points for San Antonio. The Spurs had not lost at home since March 2015.

PACERS 129,  NETS 105

In Indianapolis, Myles Turner had 28 points and 10 rebounds, helping Indiana beat Brooklyn to clinch a playoff berth.

The Pacers jumped ahead 17-5 in the first quarter and led by as many as 42 points.

Sean Kilpatrick led the Nets with 26 points..

CLIPPERS 98,  MAVERICKS 91

In Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford scored 22 points and Los Angeles beat Dallas, snapping the Mavericks’ six-game winning streak and preventing them from clinching a playoff berth.

J.J. Redick added 20 points and Blake Griffin had 17 points and 11 rebounds in his best game since returning a week ago from a three-month absence to help the playoff-bound Clippers win their fifth in a row.

Raymond Felton led Dallas with 21 points.

JAZZ 100,  NUGGETS 84

In Denver, Trey Lyles scored a career-high 22 points in an unexpected start, Gordon Hayward helped fuel a 24-0 third-quarter run and Utah beat Denver to maintain its one-game lead over Houston for the last Western Conference playoff spot.

Nikola Jokic and Emmanuel Mudiay each had 19 points for Nuggets.

ROCKETS 130,  LAKERS 110

In Houston, James Harden scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, and Houston kept its playoff hopes alive with a victory over Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant, who has just two games left before his retirement, had 35 points for Los Angeles. Jordan Clarkson had 21 points and eight rebounds.

RAPTORS 93,  KNICKS 89

In New York, DeMar DeRozan converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:05 left on a night he became Toronto’s No. 2 career scorer, and the Raptors beat New York to stay alive for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

DeRozan finished with 27 points to help the Raptors pull within two games of Cleveland with two to play for both teams.

WIZARDS 113,  HORNETS 98

In Washington, Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Washington beat Charlotte, damaging the Hornets’ chances to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

HEAT 118, MAGIC 96

In Miami, Luol Deng scored 20 points, Hassan Whiteside added 18 points and 15 rebounds in his first start since Jan. 20, and Miami beat Orlando.

Goran Dragic had 19 points for the Heat, and Dwyane Wade had 17 on 7-of-9 shooting in 24 highly efficient minutes. Gerald Green added 15 for

Miami, which outscored Orlando 60-38 in the paint.

BUCKS 109,  76ERS 108, OT

In Philadelphia, Khris Middleton scored 36 points and John Henson had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Milwaukee past Philadelphia.

Jabari Parker added 15 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 14 for the Bucks. Ish Smith led the 76ers with 22 points and Nerlens Noel had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

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