NEW YORK — Stephen Curry scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran their NBA-record start to 22-0 by beating the Brooklyn Nets 114-98 on Sunday night.

Draymond Green added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Klay Thompson scored 21 for the Warriors, who won their 26th in a row overall in the regular season, one behind the 2012-13 Miami Heat for the second-longest streak in NBA history.

Coming off consecutive 40-point games, Curry was having a relatively quiet and even puzzling night – he missed his first three free throws – before helping the Warriors regain control against a team that nearly beat them earlier this season and looked capable of finishing the job this time.

But the NBA MVP put together one of his electrifying flurries to end that notion, and Golden State put it away in a hurry with a blistering start to the fourth.

The Warriors equaled another NBA record, tying the 1969-70 New York Knicks for the best road start at 12-0. They visit Indiana on Tuesday.

GRIZZLIES 95, SUNS 93: Jeff Green’s dunk on an alley-oop inbound pass from Courtney Lee with 0.5 seconds left gave Memphis a victory over Phoenix in Memphis, Tennessee.

MAVERICKS 116, WIZARDS 104: Wesley Matthews scored 28 of his season-high 36 points in the second half and Dallas won in Washington.

Matthews made 12 3-pointers and tied his career high for scoring.

PISTONS 111, LAKERS 91: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points, Andre Drummond added 18 points and 15 rebounds, and the Pistons beat Los Angeles in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

THUNDER 98, KINGS 95: Russell Westbrook had his third triple-double of the season with 19 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds, and host Oklahoma City beat Sacramento.