ATLANTA, Sporting Alert – NBA scores and results from the games that took place in the league on Monday night, February 22, as the Warriors and Clippers secured wins.
WARRIORS KEEP CHIPPING AWAY
The Golden State Warriors continued their march towards an historic season by setting another mark, after becoming the fastest team in NBA history to secure 50 wins.
Reigning MVP Stephen Curry collected 36 points on 14-of-22 shooting and added eight assists, six rebounds and three steals for the Warriors, who recovered to beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-92 Monday night, this after the visitors squandered a huge 23-point lead.
Klay Thompson finished with 27 points, Harrison Barnes ended with 14 points and Draymond Green collected 14 rebounds and nine assists for Golden State, which improved to 50-5 this season — bettering the previous mark set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls by one game.
The Warriors are chasing the NBA season record of 72-10, which was also set by the Bulls.
Golden State led by 23 with just under seven minutes to play in the third quarter, but the Hawks used a 28-6 run to close the quarter and cut the deficit to just one point heading into the fourth.
The hosts got the crowd back into the game by grabbing the lead, at 80-76 early in the fourth, but the Warriors responded to build a 12 point lead and secured their second straight win.
Al Horford scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and three steals for the Hawks (31-27), who were handed their fourth straight home loss.
Dennis Schroder added 18 points and six assists off the bench, Jeff Teague had 16 points and six assists and Paul Millsap ended with 11 points and seven rebounds for Atlanta, which dropped three in a row and five in the past six games overall.
Also picking up highlighted wins on Monday night were the Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat.
CLIPPERS BOUNCE BACK
J.J. Redick scored 22 points and made four 3-pointers and the LA Clippers scored a 124-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns to bounce back from losing to the Warriors the last time out.
Jeff Green scored 18 points, DeAndre Jordan added 17 points and 11 rebounds and Chris Paul had 16 points and 14 assists for the Clippers (37-19), who won two of the last three games while improving to 20-6 since Blake Griffin was sidelined through injury.
Los Angeles led the entire game.
Archie Goodwin scored 20 points off the bench to lead the way for the Suns, who suffered their worst loss of the season and dropped their 12th game overall.
Alex Len finished with 14 points and eight rebounds and Ronnie Price scored 12 points in the defeat for Phoenix, which suffered its 15th loss in a row on the road.
Meanwhile, Goran Dragic scored 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Hassan Whiteside had with 19 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks, and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 101-93 in overtime.
Dwyane Wade scored 16 points, but was only 4-of-21 from the floor while Justise Winslow added 15, seven rebounds and four steals for Miami, which rallied from a 14-points deficit to win its third consecutive game.
Paul George poured in 31 points and 11 rebounds the lead the way for the Pacers.
WARRIORS 102, ATLANTA 92
LA CLIPPERS 124, SUNS 84
HEAT 101, PACERS 93, OT
BUCKS 108, LAKERS 101
PISTONS 96, CAVALIERS 88
RAPTORS 122, KNICKS 95
TIMBERWOLVES 124, CELTICS 122