SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry had 24 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, Andrew Wiggins added 20 points with seven rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks 111-101 Friday night.
Klay Thompson scored 20 points on four 3-pointers and showed signs of finding his shooting groove. He hit 4 of his first 6 shots with three seconds for an early 11 points. Jordan Paul scored 13 points off the bench and Jamekal Green 12. Draymond Green contributed ten points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
Julius Randle scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and RJ Barrett scored 18 points for his cold shot. The Knicks, who started 5 of 22, shot 34.5% and tried to catch up all night.
Jalen Bronson battled his shot to go 2-for-13 — 1-for-5 from long range — and finish with 13 points for New York in a 106-103 win over Denver on Wednesday night. The Knicks have won two in a row and three of four but missed matching their longest winning streak to date.
home and road
The Warriors improved to 7-1 at home after an 0-8 road start.
“I’m actually more interested in why we didn’t play well on the road than we were in why we did well at home,” Kerr said. “I expect to play well at home. We’ve got a good record here over the years, good players and great fans. There’s no reason we can’t control our home court. But we have to start amassing it on the road as well.”
Golden State snapped a three-game home run against the Knicks and won the quarter-finals in New York.
“For me, the road record is directly related to defense,” Kerr said.
Knicks: Mitchell Robinson sat with a sprained right knee. … New York lost at home to the Warriors for the first time in four games since the 122-95 rout on January 8, 2019. … The Knicks missed their first 10 three-pointers before RJ Barrett connected at the 9:15 mark in the second quarter. Derrick Rose, Jalen Bronson and Emmanuel Kwekley started 0-for-9 from deep.
Warriors: The Warriors only shot 11 of 20 at the free throw line, Curry missing two and Wiggins three. … Thompson beat J.J. Redick (1950)—on home runs—to finish 16th on the three-pointer list. … C Kevon Looney has played 127 consecutive regular season games, the third longest active streak. … Golden State took an 18-point lead in the first quarter and kept pushing.
Knicks: In Phoenix on Sunday for the fourth contest of a five-game, seven-day trip. The Knicks will play in Oklahoma City on Monday night to complete back-to-back crowns and end their swing route west.
Warriors: in Houston on Sunday debuts in a back-to-back road finish in New Orleans Monday night.
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