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Curry has 32, Warriors hold off Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn't get much time to celebrate their 60th win, not with a game at San Antonio coming Wednesday night.

Curry scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and the Warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets to become the sixth NBA team to win at least 60 regular season games in three straight seasons.

The Warriors scored 37 points in the first quarter and never trailed on the way to their eighth straight victory.


Wiz earn first division title since '79

LOS ANGELES (AP) Water pooled on a table in the middle of the noisy locker room and soaked in the carpet. The Washington Wizards had just celebrated clinching the Southeast Division for the franchise's first division title in 38 years.

"We had a little water bottle fight in here," a smiling Bradley Beal said after a 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. "It's history for us."


Schroder has 27 as Hawks snap skid at 7

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks had another tough night from long range.

Dennis Schroder just kept shooting anyway.


Bucks ride big 1st half to beat Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Snell doesn't mind being the fourth option in the Milwaukee Bucks offense.

There are certain nights, like Tuesday, when it pays not to be the center of attention.


Wolves edge Pacers on Rubio's 3 late FTs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio thought the refs made the right call Tuesday night.

Just about everyone else inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse disagreed.


Whiteside, Heat beat Pistons at buzzer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Hassan Whiteside used his good hand to push the Miami Heat closer to a most unlikely playoff berth Tuesday night.

Whiteside tipped in a shot with his left hand as time expired to lift the Heat over the Detroit Pistons 97-96.


Blazers top Denver, go up 1 game for 8th

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Jusuf Nurkic knows what his former team is missing. He illustrated that Tuesday night and got serenaded by his new fans in the process.

Nurkic had a career-high 33 points with 16 rebounds against his ex-teammates, CJ McCollum had 39 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 122-113 on Tuesday night to take hold of the eighth seed in the Western Conference.


Saric leads short-handed 76ers past Nets

NEW YORK (AP) Philadelphia's rebuild has been marked by setbacks and stumbles, but the 76ers hit one clear marker of progress Tuesday night.

Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101 to get their 28th win, matching their combined total from the previous two seasons.


Banned Noah: Supplement choice backfired

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Joakim Noah was seeking help to overcome injuries that wrecked his first season in New York and turned to an over-the-counter supplement.

That decision "backfired," Noah said Tuesday.


Hawks hope to have Bazemore vs. 76ers

ATLANTA (AP) The slumping Atlanta Hawks are hopeful of getting back at least one of their injured players.

Barring a setback, guard Kent Bazemore should be able to play Wednesday when the Hawks begin a road trip at Philadelphia.

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