DALLAS MAVERICKS guard Wesley Matthews (23) tries to score against Golden State Warriors defenders Klay Thompson (11) and David West (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas on Wednesday. The Warriors won, 125-122.

DALLAS MAVERICKS guard Wesley Matthews (23) tries to score against Golden State Warriors defenders Klay Thompson (11) and David West (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas on Wednesday. The Warriors won, 125-122.


Stephen Curry hit a long 3-pointer with three seconds to play, giving Golden State a hard-fought 125-122 victory over Dallas in NBA action on Wednesday.

Curry finished with 32 points as Golden State’s “Big Four” combined for 100 — and the Warriors needed every one of them against a Mavericks team that had won four straight.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson had 25 points each, and Draymond Green added 18 to go with 10 rebounds.

Wesley Matthews led the Mavericks with 22 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Dwight Powell tied his career high with 21.

Dallas, playing from behind most of the game, erased a 12-point deficit with 4:32 to play, tying the score at 120 on Harrison Barnes’ jumper with 39.9 seconds left.

Thunder 133, Lakers 96

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 20 points and 12 assists in a successful return home, and rookie Terrance Ferguson scored all 24 of his points in the second half of his first career start as Oklahoma City handed Los Angeles its eighth consecutive defeat.

Paul George also scored 24 points and Carmelo Anthony added 21 to complement Westbrook, the reigning MVP who was born in Long Beach and went to college at UCLA.

The Lakers were led by rookie Kyle Kuzma’s 18 points. They shot just 41.3 percent from the field, while the Thunder shot 60.2 percent.

76ers 112, Spurs 106

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid shook off a sprained right hand that nearly kept him out of the lineup to score 21 points, grab 11 rebounds and lead Philadelphia past San Antonio.

The 76ers snapped a 12- game losing streak to the Spurs. They needed all 35 minutes from Embiid to knock off short-handed San Antonio.

Embiid was injured in a hard fall Saturday against the Suns. Philadelphia’s leading scorer and rebounder sat at his locker before the game and said his hand was swollen and he couldn’t shoot.

Rockets 116, Magic 98

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gerald Green scored 27 points, Clint Capela had 21 points and eight rebounds and Houston got by without NBA scoring leader James Harden, routing Orlando.

Harden was sidelined by a strained left hamstring.

Green made his first five 3-point shots and finished 7 for 10 from behind the arc for the Rockets, who were never behind and led by as many as 28 late in the third quarter.

Wizards 121, Knicks 103

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points, John Wall added 25 with nine assists and Washington beat New York.

Playing for the first time since he was selected Eastern Conference player of the week, Beal followed his 39- point outburst on Sunday by hitting 11 of his 14 field goal attempts for Washington, which was won five of six.

Marcin Gortat had a season high 21 points, shooting 9 of 10 from the field.

Heat 111, Pistons 104

MIAMI (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points, including a big layup with 39 seconds left, and Goran Dragic added 24 as Miami held off Detroit.

Olynyk finished with 13 rebounds and Dragic had 13 assists for the Heat, who are three games over .500 for the first time since April 2016.

Nets 98, T-Wolves 97

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead jumper with 9.7 seconds left and tied his career high with 26 points, leading Brooklyn over Minnesota.

Jimmy Butler missed at the buzzer as the Timberwolves lost for just the second time in nine games.

Raptors 124, Bulls 115

CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 35 points and Delon Wright set career highs with 25 points and 13 rebounds as Toronto beat Chicago.

DeRozan came up big again after scoring a franchise record 52 points in a win over Milwaukee on New Year’s Day. Held to nine in the first half this time, he scored 18 in the third quarter. He also shot 5 of 8 on 3- pointers and converted all 10 free throws.

Wright had his first career double-double and hit four 3s.

Bucks 122, Pacers 101

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 27 points and Milwaukee pulled away from Indiana.

Antetokounmpo had his way around the rim with his usual array of dunks and layups, shooting 12 of 18. He secured his 18th double-double of the season with 1:01 left in the third quarter and was rested for the entire fourth.

Pelicans 108, Jazz 98

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead New Orleans past Utah.

Jrue Holiday carried the offense early with 18 first-half points and finished with 24 for the Pelicans. DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Nuggets 134, Suns 111

DENVER (AP) — Gary Harris scored 28 of his 36 points in the first half and Denver used a big third quarter to beat Phoenix.

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