Published : 2014-01-06 19:33
Updated : 2014-01-06 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.