Warriors win 9th straight, defeat Wizards 112-96

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jan 6, 2014 - 19:33
  • Updated : Jan 6, 2014 - 19:33
WASHINGTON (AP) ― There were no sports channel highlight shows the last time the Golden State Warriors won nine in a row in the same season. Even if there were, the top-10 compilers surely would have been hard-pressed to find a Gus Williams-to-Rick Barry moment that looked anything like the off-the-backboard play executed Sunday night by Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut.

Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Curry and Bogut connected on a play worthy of the NBA’s slam dunk contest, and the Warriors won their ninth in row, beating the Washington Wizards 112-96.

The Warriors pulled away by turning a tie game at halftime into a laugher in the third quarter, opening the period with a 30-5 run that included a sequence in which Curry drove into the paint and sent the ball flying out of his hand and off the glass. The carom went right to a leaping Bogut, who timed the play perfectly for a dunk, then stared at his right hand with mouth agape as he ran down court.

Nuggets 137, Lakers 115

Grizzlies 112, Pistons 84

Pacers 82, Cavaliers 78

Heat 102, Raptors 97

Warriors 112, Wizards 96

Thunder 119, Celtics 96

Knicks 92, Mavericks 80