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Curry reaches 3,000 3-pointers in Warriors loss

Curry reaches 3,000 3-pointers in Warriors loss

Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to reach 3,000 3-pointers in his career on Tuesday, in a game in which the Denver Nuggets still beat the Golden State Warriors 89-86.

Nikola Jokic saved the visitors’ victory by blocking a shot by Jonathan Kuminga, which would have meant the tie in the final seconds.

The Nuggets came close to squandering their 24-point lead at halftime. The Warriors had one more chance to even the game, but Andre Iguodala missed a triple just as the bell rang.

Serbian Jokic had 22 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead the Nuggets. Will Barton added 21 points, while Argentine Facundo Campazzo had five points, four rebounds and seven assists.

Andrew Wiggins had 21 points and eight rebounds for Golden State, in his first game since coming out of COVID-19 protocols. Curry, who had 21 of his 23 points in the second half, hit a triple from a corner late in the third quarter to reach 157 consecutive games with at least one three-point shooting.

Thus tied the NBA record, which he set from 2014 to 16.

Lakers 132, Rockets 123

HOUSTON (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers snapped their worst streak of the season, five losses, by beating the Houston Rockets 132-123 on Tuesday night with triple-doubles by LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

James finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his third statistical triple-double of the season. Westbrook had 24 points, 12 boards and 10 assists for his seventh.

Houston held out for much of the night, but James took over in the end for the Lakers to slip away with the win and hand the Rockets their fifth straight loss.

Houston trailed by one when they called James interference on a Jalen Green layup to give the Rockets the lead with two and a half minutes to play. But the Lakers challenged the decision, which was reversed.

Carmelo Anthony landed a triple seconds later to extend the lead to 120-116.

Knicks 96, Timberwolves 88

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Mitchell Robinson had a 14-point night and his season-best rebounding record of 18 for the New York Knicks, who beat the limited Minnesota Timberwolves 96-88 on Tuesday.

Julius Randle added 13 points and 15 boards, Evan Fournier had 13 points, and Quentin Grimes had 11 off the bench for the Knicks in their second straight win.

Malik Beasley, with 20 points, and Jaden McDaniels, who had his best record with 18 points, contributed to the cause of Minnesota, which lost for the third time in four games.

Without its figures Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell due to the COVID-19 protocols, Minnesota was able to defeat Boston on Monday. A day later, with none of the absentees returning, the Wolves were unable to repeat their performance against the Knicks, largely due to poor shooting performance.

Pelicans 108, Cavaliers 104

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Garrett Temple hit four 3s in a 3:50 stretch of the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-104 on Tuesday night.

Rookie Herb Jones had a career-high 26 points as the Pelicans rallied from a large deficit.

The Cavs were leading by as much as 23 points in the first quarter, but they couldn’t stand New Orleans’ strong performance in the final three quarters.

Ricky Rubio had 27 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for Cleveland, but injured his left knee, without any contact, with 2:20 remaining. The Spanish had to be removed from the field by his teammates.

The Pelicans, trailing 95-83, resorted to an unanswered 10-point attack in 2:18 minutes, with a pair of 3-pointers from Temple, to get closer to 95-93 with 4:44 minutes remaining. Temple, who finished with 17 points, added another two long shots to complete the comeback.

Sixers 114, Raptors 109

TORONTO (AP) – Tobias Harris added 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double of his career, and the Philadelphia 76ers preserved just the lead to beat the Toronto Raptors 114-109 on Tuesday night.

Joel Embiid finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds. Georges Niang scored 19 points, Seth Curry added 12 and Furkan Korkmaz dished 10 assists for the Sixers, who spun their second win.

Chris Boucher scored 28 points, his highest number of the season, and equaled his career-best 19 rebounds. However, the handicapped Raptors suffered their second loss in a row.

Pascal Siakam, Gary Trent Jr. and Malachi Flynn returned for Toronto, after being among the 10 players who missed Sunday’s game, a 144-99 beating suffered in Cleveland, per COVID-19 protocols.

Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, Isaac Bonga and Justin Champagnie remain under the protocols.

Bucks 127, Magic 110

ORLANDO, Florida, USA (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, Bobby Portis had 17 of his 19 points in the first half and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 127-110 on Tuesday.

Milwaukee won for the fourth time in a row and for the fifth time in its last seven games. Since starting the season 6-8, the Bucks are 17-5 to place near the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

Khris Middleton contributed 21 points for the Bucks, while Jrue Holiday contributed 18 points and 10 assists. Antetokounmpo capped his twenty-fourth night with 20 points in the fourth quarter as he threw Freddie Gillespie to the ground with his forearm as he nailed her with his left hand.

Orlando rookie forward Franz Wagner dispatched with 27 of his career-best 38 points in the second half. He made 12 of 20 shots and 4 of 8 triples.

The Bucks outscored the Magic 40-21 in the second quarter, led by as much as 29 points near halftime, and held on to a 19-0 run in the third quarter by Orlando, which left its mark 2-12 at House. The Magic moved back to 106-98 with 7:15 to play.

Kings 117, Thunder 111

SACRAMENTO, California, USA (AP) – Tyrese Haliburton added 24 points and 10 assists to the cause of the Sacramento Kings, who defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-111 on Tuesday night.

Buddy Hield added 21 points as a reserve for the Kings. Harrison Barnes had 17 points and De’Aaron Fox had 12 points and eight assists.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 points for the Thunder. Also for Oklahoma City, Argentine Gabriel Deck added five points, a rebound and two assists.

On the same Tuesday, coach Mark Daigneault, rookie Josh Giddey and forward Derrick Favors entered NBA sanitation protocols for Oklahoma City. Assistant Mike Wilks took Daigneault’s place.

The Kings capped off a barrage of shots from the Thunder in the third quarter, built a 17-point lead early in the fourth quarter and made three free throws in the final 32 seconds to cut a three-trip streak.

Haliburton had 10 points in the fourth quarter, including a key triple after Oklahoma City had moved closer to 106-96.

Heat 119, Wizards 112

MIAMI (AP) – Miami had only eight players available, after a new loss that occurred in the warm-up before the game. Some Washington players barely managed to receive basic instructions a couple of hours before the game.

It was not an easy night for either team. But the Heat ended up enjoying it more.

Tyler Herro scored 32 points as a substitute and Miami beat the Wizards 119-112 in a game between decimated teams on Tuesday night.

Jimmy Butler added 25 points, in addition to giving up 15 assists, the most in his career. Duncan Robinson added 26 points to Miami’s cause, hitting eight 3s on a night the Heat came out ahead despite eight absences.

“We just keep getting better,” Herro said after Miami (22-13) moved nine games above .500, the best record it has ever held this season.

But one more challenge would arise. Butler sprained his right ankle with 1:03 minutes to go.

Kyle Lowry is on health protocols, Bam Adebayo was out with a thumb injury, and the Heat begin a two-week road trip this Wednesday, with a visit to San Antonio.

Butler would be absent from that game or at least play with discomfort.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and Kyle Kuzma had 22 for Washington. Davis Bertans added 19, Daniel Gafford finished with 16 and Corey Kispert added 14 for the Wizards.

The Wizards also lacked eight players: Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell, Anthony Gill, Aaron Holiday and Brazilian Raul Neto, all due to league sanitation protocols.

“This environment is complicated in itself. But we had players who didn’t practice, who just made some quick moves. And that makes everything more difficult, “said Washington coach Wes Unseld Jr.” I give them credit for making this effort. “

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