Stephen Curry scored a season-high 39 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 118-111 road victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.
Golden State struggled at times defensively but Curry, who also had 11 rebounds and seven assists, helped the Warriors overcome a second-half Nets rally.
The Warriors led by 22 points at half-time, but allowed Brooklyn to torch the nets for 42 points in the third quarter. Allen Crabbe led the Nets' comeback attempt by scoring 25 points on six-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc.
Klay Thompson scored 23 points with 10 rebounds for the Warriors to help the defending champions avoid an embarrassing upset loss.
The Warriors (13-4) have now won nine of their last 10 games to tie the Houston Rockets atop the Western Conference standings.
Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 20 points with 16 rebounds (nine offensive) in a 100-97 win over the Timberwolves. Drummond has now recorded a double-double in seven out of eight games this month. The Pistons (11-5) are tied for second in the Eastern Conference.
Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball helped the Lakers to a 127-109 win over the Nuggets by scoring 11 points with 16 rebounds and 11 assists for his second-career triple-double. Ball recorded his first triple-double on November 11 against the Bucks, after flirting with one the second game of the season.
Wizards forward Markieff Morris scored just three points on one of 10 shooting in a 100-91 loss to the Raptors. Backup power forward Mike Scott scored nine points on four of six shooting in just 18 minutes, so Morris could find himself in a battle for his starting spot with more performances like that.
Victor Oladipo showed off his athleticism with a monstrous two-handed slam.
Oladipo scored 15 points to help the Pacers topple the Heat 120-95 on the road.
Toronto Raptors 100-91 Washington Wizards
Indiana Pacers 120-95 Miami Heat
Golden State Warriors 118-111 Brooklyn Nets
Detroit Pistons 100-97 Minnesota Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns 113-105 Chicago Bulls
Los Angeles Lakers 127-109 Denver Nuggets
CAVS AT PISTONS
Winners of four straight games, Cleveland have a short drive around Lake Erie to take on the Pistons. LeBron James has been in MVP-like form early this season, but there have already been rumblings of concern surrounding his heavy minutes. Detroit can match the Cavs' physicality, making this an intriguing early-season matchup.
16 de diciembre 2017
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|Al Jazira 1 Pachuca 4: Jara & Sagal inspire Mexicans to Club World Cup third place|
|Benteke winning over Palace fans after penalty nightmare - Hodgson|
|Allegri defends ´extraordinary´ Dybala after Nedved criticism|
|I didn´t owe Palace team-mates, Benteke claims|
|Carmelo Anthony ready for MSG return, calls New York ´home´|
|Five (not altogether serious) ways for England to avoid Ashes whitewash|
|I´ve never considered leaving PSG, insists Draxler|
|Leicester City 0 Crystal Palace 3: Benteke, Eagles end drought|
|AC Milan´s Fassone requests UEFA help over FFP|
|AC Milan have ´no intention´ of selling Donnarumma|
|Bravo sees no way back into West Indies set-up|
|Reggie Bush ´done´ with NFL career|
|A-League Review: Jets keep up pressure, Wanderers get rare win|
|I´m just happy I have all my fingers - Kvitova reflects on rollercoaster 2017|
|Schalke send Coke on loan to Levante|
|Man Utd´s Matic refuses to concede in Premier League title race|
|Mourinho: I don´t like a circus when you win|
|Keita won´t arrive in January, says Klopp|
|Embiid gets last word after verbal altercation with Westbrook|
|Bring on the noise! Pochettino´s Spurs want to ´kill´ Man City|
|Beat Madrid and PSG can go all the way, Djorkaeff claims|
|Farbrace recognises England´s limitations amid Perth punishment|
|Marsh century leaves family with full hearts and fuller bladders|
|Icardi to Real Madrid? Nara will not say yes or no|
|The Ashes Round-up: Smith and Marsh torment England|
|Smith and Marsh gorge themselves as England put to the sword|
|Ronaldo proud to compete with Messi|
|Wenger struggling to solve Arsenal goal drought|
|Smith brings up double hundred as England toil|
|Marsh posts maiden Test century as Australia take lead|
|Pique wants to face Guardiola, City in Champions League final|
|Westbrook´s triple-double powers Thunder past 76ers|
|Smith shines as Australia pass 300 in Perth|
|Tevez nearing Boca Juniors return|
|Rangers acquire Moore from Giants|
|Ronaldo? I was better, says Gremio coach Renato|
|Pique: I understood why Neymar left Barca for PSG|
|Celtics´ Hayward open to returning this season|
|Klopp: We´re all fighting for second place|
|Every player has a price – Mourinho hints at January exits|
|Good question! Guardiola ducks Sanchez link and lauds Walker|
15 de diciembre 2017
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|Guardiola addresses Mourinho´s tactical foul claims|
|Call the doctor! Conte protests no malice in David Luiz absence|
|Joy for Newcastle on a historic night for referee Neville|
|Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 1: Brilliant Neves fires leaders seven clear|
|Premier League title City´s to lose, but Sterling wary of United charge|
|Barcelona´s Deulofeu a Clasico doubt after training injury|
|Bills QB Taylor to start v Dolphins|
|O´Mahony and Furlong sign new IRFU contracts|
|Salah ´is a player I rate a lot´, says Zidane|
|Allardyce lauds ´invaluable´ Rooney|
|Ramos fit for Club World Cup final|
|Lille sack Bielsa to end failed experiment|
|Manchester United job like Real Madrid, says Mourinho|
|Fernandinho is much better than I was, Guardiola claims|
|That Harry Kane team? – I´m over Guardiola dig, says Pochettino|
|Tuilagi and Toomua return to Leicester line-up|
|Mourinho open to January moves as Griezmann rumours swirl|
|Berizzo set for Sevilla return after cancer surgery|
|Malinga left out of Sri Lanka´s T20 squad|
|Manchester City will not go unbeaten in Premier League - Guardiola|
|Man City are the best – Pochettino braced for Spurs´ toughest test|
|Kristaps Porzingis injury update: Knicks big man says knee ´shouldn´t´ be bad|
|Conte hopeful over David Luiz´s ´serious´ knee injury|
|Neymar not an injury risk after Brazil trip - Emery|
|Bailly to miss three months due to ankle surgery|
|Klopp defends Liverpool rotation policy|