Point guard Stephen Curry scored 27 points and dished out 10 assists and backcourt mate Klay Thompson made six 3-pointers for the Golden State Warriors, who mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Toronto Raptors 112-103.
After playing poorly for most of Tuesday night's game at ORACLE Arena in Oakland and trailing by as many as 27 points, the Warriors came alive with their shooting and defense to outscore the Raptors 42-15 in the fourth quarter and cruise to a comfortable win.
Thompson, who made four 3-pointers over the final 12 minutes, finished the game with 22 points and seven assists, while forward Harrison Barnes added 19 points for the Warriors, who improved to 11-8 overall and 6-2 at home and are now tied for seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
Power forward David Lee also was a key contributor for Golden State, scoring 18 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
Reserve big man Jermaine O'Neal also hauled down eight rebounds and was credited by his teammates with lighting a fire under the team at halftime, when they were trailing 65-48.
Guard DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points and headed a list of four players in double figures for Toronto, whose offense disappeared when the team needed to hold off the Warriors' charge.
Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and dished out nine assists, while forward Rudy Gay added 18 points for Toronto, whose record fell to 6-11.
Amir Johnson was the Raptors' best player inside, tallying a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a blocked shot.
In other action around the NBA Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers edged the Orlando Magic 126-125 in double overtime, the Boston Celtics topped the Milwaukee Bucks 108-100, and the Detroit Pistons snapped the Miami Heat's winning streak at 10 with a 107-97 victory.
The Brooklyn Nets' woes continued with a 111-87 blowout home loss to the Denver Nuggets, the shorthanded Memphis Grizzlies routed the Phoenix Suns 110-91, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 89-82, and the Oklahoma City Thunder squeaked past the Sacramento Kings 97-95. EFE