LOS ANGELES – NBA scores and results from Monday night, as the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers both scored highlighting victories in nationally broadcasting games.
WARRIORS ROUT CAVALIERS
OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored 26 points and hit five 3s, and led five teammates scoring at least 20 points and the Warriors hammered the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 at ORACLE Arena on Monday night.
Stephen Curry added 20 points with five 3-pointers and matched his season-best with 11 assists, Kevin Durant added 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks in the win for Golden State, which won four straight.
Draymond Green recorded his third triple-double of the season with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, while matching his career best with five blocks for the Warriors (35-6), who bounced back from wasting a 14-point lead and lost 109-108 in Cleveland on Christmas Day.
LeBron James finished with 20 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, but didn’t shoot the ball particularly well on the night after going 6-of-18, while turning the ball over six times.
Kyrie Irving scored 17 points and had six turnovers as well, while Kevin Love was limited to just 16 minutes due to a back problem for the Cavaliers (29-11), who trailed 37-22 after the first quarter and 78-49 at halftime.
The Cavs, who finished the game with just 11 assists as a team, committed 15 turnovers and shot 35.2 percent on 31-of-88 shooting.
Golden State had 37 assists on 46 made field goals, while shooting 51 percent.
NBA SCORE: LA LAKERS 120, THUNDER 98
LOS ANGELES — At STAPLES Centre, shooting guard J.J. Redick scored 20 points with five 3-pointers and Marreese Speights had a season-high 23 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers ran over the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98.
DeAndre Jordan added a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds and had four block shots, Austin Rivers finished with 16 points and six assists and Raymond Felton ended with 15 points and six assists in the win for Los Angeles (29-14), which match a franchise record for their best start to a calendar year with a 7-0 mark.
The Clippers started strongly but had a slight setback after point guard Chris Paul was forced to leave the game with a sprained left thumb with 2:56 left in the second quarter and didn’t return.
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points in three quarters to lead the Thunder (25-18), who played without centre Steven Adams, who missed the game with a concussion.
Joffrey Lauvergne had 13 points and nine rebounds off the bench and Enes Kanter ended with 12 points in the defeat for Oklahoma City, which was the last team to beat the Clippers on New Year’s Eve.
Complete NBA Scores on Monday, Jan. 16
WARRIORS 126, CAVALIERS 91
LA LAKERS 120, THUNDER 98
PACERS 98, PELICANS 95
CELTICS 108, HORNETS 98
HAWKS 108, KNICKS 107
NUGGETS 125, MAGIC 112
76ERS 113, BUCKS 104
JAZZ 106, SUNS 101
WIZARDS 120, TRAIL BLAZERS 101