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Stephen Curry bounces back with big game to help Warriors beat Knicks, 110-99

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry had 31 points and 11 rebounds, bouncing back from a scoreless first half in his last game with a double-double by the midpoint of this one, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks 110-99 on Thursday night.

Jonathan Kuminga added 25 points for the Warriors, who extended their road winning streak to seven games, their longest since winning 11 in a row in the 2018-19 season.

The Warriors raced to a 14-0 lead and never trailed, though they were never in control for very long. They opened a series of sizable cushions, but the short-handed Knicks kept getting it back to a workable margin. Golden State wouldn’t let them come all the way back and won for the 10th time in 12 games overall.

Curry was 0 for 7 in the first half of a victory in Washington on Tuesday, the first time he’s been scoreless through two quarters since Nov. 23, 2012. This time he had a 3-pointer to open the scoring and had 17 points and 10 rebounds by the break, the second time in his career he’s had a double-double in the first half.

He finished with eight 3-pointers, while Klay Thompson added 16 points. Jalen Brunson scored 27 points for the Knicks, who finished 4-8 in February after going 14-2 in January.

BUCKS 111, HORNETS 99

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Milwaukee beat Charlotte to finish a home-and-home set and sweep the season series.

Malik Beasley added 19 points — hitting five 3-pointers — and Bobby Portis had 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Bucks shot 16 of 39 from beyond the arc to give coach Doc Rivers his first four-game winning streak with the team.

Brandon Miller led the Hornets with 21 points.

On Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the Bucks beat Charlotte 123-85.

MAGIC 115, JAZZ 107

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Suggs hit three 3-pointers in the final three minutes and finished with 15 points in Orlando's victory over Utah.

Paolo Banchero, back in the lineup after missing two games due to the flu, had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Magic. They won for the 10th time in 13 games.

John Collins, Keyonte George and Collin Sexton each scored 19 points for Utah. The Jazz have lost two straight and seven of eight.

NETS 124, HAWKS 97

NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Johnson scored a season high 29 points, hitting a season-high seven 3-pointers in 11 attempts, to help Brooklyn beat Atlanta to open a two-game series.

Fighting for the last play-in spot in the Eastern Conference, the teams will meet again at Barclays Center on Saturday.

Brooklyn improved to 23-36, winning in interim coach Kevin Ollie’s first home game since replacing the fired Jacques Vaughn on Feb. 20. Dejounte Murray led Atlanta with 28 points.

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