HOUSTON — Klay Thompson scored 38 points and the Golden State Warriors overcame star Stephen Curry’s absence to beat the Houston Rockets 114-110 on Thursday night.

Golden State was blown out by Dallas on Wednesday night for just its second loss of the season when Curry missed his first game since March because of a sore left lower leg. But the Warriors were able to outlast the Rockets thanks to the big night by Thompson, who made six 3s.

PISTONS 115, TIMBERWOLVES 90: Andre Drummond had 23 points and 18 rebounds and Reggie Jackson added 19 points and nine assists, leading Detroit to a win at home.

Drummond came out with just over three minutes to play, narrowly missing his sixth 20-20 game of the season. .

Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 22 points.

BUCKS 120, PACERS 116: Khris Middleton scored 33 points as Milwaukee won at Indianapolis.

Greg Monroe added 23 points for Milwaukee, which shot 58 percent (45 for 77) from the field. Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and reserve Jerryd Bayless had 14 points apiece.

The difference in the game was superb shooting from Milwaukee, and Indiana’s 20 turnovers that led to 35 points for the Bucks.

Paul George led the Pacers with 31 points.

CLIPPERS 95, PELICANS 89: J.J. Redick scored 26 points for a second straight night and Chris Paul closed out a poor shooting performance with pivotal plays in the final minutes as Los Angeles concluded an unbeaten five-game road trip.

THUNDER 110, SUNS 106: Russell Westbrook had 36 points and 12 assists as host Oklahoma City handed Phoenix its seventh straight loss.


SPURS: After missing three games, Tim Duncan will play Saturday when San Antonio hosts Houston.

Duncan sat out San Antonio’s win Monday against Minnesota for rest, then missed the next two home games because of soreness in his right knee.

BULLS: Chicago assigned forward Cristiano Felício to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. The 6-foot-9 Felício has appeared in two games for the Bulls.