TORONTO — Stephen Curry likes personification in Toronto, and it shows.
Curry done 9 3-pointers and scored 44 points, heading a undefeated Golden State Warriors to a 112-109 attainment over a Raptors on Saturday.
Curry was 14-for-24 from a domain and 9-for-15 from over a arc as Golden State pushed a NBA-record start to 21-0. The NBA MVP is averaging 30 points for his 6 career games during Toronto, where his father, Dell, played for his final 3 seasons.
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“I have good memories of being here examination my father play. we got some shots adult on that edge for 3 years any diversion night,” he said.
“I suffer entrance behind here and playing; it’s a informed setting.”
According to a Elias Sports Bureau, a win changed Golden State past a St. Louis Maroons of a Union Association, a prototype to Major League Baseball, for a best start to a deteriorate by a veteran sports team.
At 25 uninterrupted regular-season wins, a Warriors also possess a third-longest strain in NBA history, behind usually a 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33) and a 2012-13 Miami Heat (27).
“That’s a 11th win on a highway this year so we have to give a guys in there so most credit for even on a games where we unequivocally don’t have it, anticipating ways to win,” halt manager Luke Walton said.
This one was a challenge. The three-point domain matched a smallest of a deteriorate for a Warriors, who won 106-103 during Utah on Monday.
“It’s unequivocally good,” Curry said. “Twenty-one opposite hurdles and we’ve been means to apart any one away and figure out opposite ways of winning. It’s been fun.”
Kyle Lowry done 6 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points for Toronto, that has forsaken 3 of four. DeMar DeRozan recovered from an nauseous 1-for-10 sharpened opening in a initial half, finishing with 16 points.
The Raptors also played a parsimonious diversion during Golden State on Nov. 17, losing 115-110.
“We have to know it’s a best group in a joining and we had them down to a final possession of both games,” DeRozan said. “It only shows how good of a group we can be. We have to learn from it.”
Lowry found Lucas Nogueira for an alley-oop asperse with 2:03 to go, restraining it during 102. Green responded with dual tainted shots for Golden State. After DeRozan went 1-for-2 during a line, Curry strike dual some-more giveaway throws.
Curry and Thompson afterwards sum to go 6-for-6 during a line in a final 18.2 seconds to assistance Golden State hang on.
“It seems like he gets 40 points quietly,” Thompson pronounced of Curry. “I know times that I’ve gotten 40 in a NBA, I’ve been really happy with it, though he only seems to not be content. His ability turn and ability to fire are unparalleled, and he’s a truly special talent we competence never see again.”
It was Curry’s seventh diversion of a deteriorate with during slightest 40 points, though a initial time in his career that he had achieved a attainment in uninterrupted games. He also scored 40 points in Wednesday’s 116-99 attainment during Charlotte
THE GIANT OF AFRICA
On a second anniversary of a genocide of former South Africa boss Nelson Mandela, Raptors ubiquitous manager Masai Ujiri hosted “The Giant of Africa,” an evening-long jubilee of Mandela’s life and legacy.
The players wore specifically designed T-shirts during warm-ups and on a dais and a Raptors welcomed a series of special guests, including former NBA stars Isiah Thomas and Bob Lanier along with general soccer star Didier Drogba.
“There was a widen where we was personification with Kobe when he scored like 40 points we forget how many games in a quarrel though it was mind-blowing to see that function night after night and that’s kind of identical to what Steph is doing right now. It’s unbelievable, any singular night during some indicate he takes over a game.” — Walton on comparisons between Curry and Kobe Bryant, whom he played with for 9 years with a Lakers.
Warriors: Golden State outscored a opponents by a sum of 308 points in a initial 20 games, a best domain in NBA story for that indicate in a season. … Andrew Bogut (back) and Harrison Barnes (left ankle) sat out.
Raptors: Toronto has led during a finish of a initial entertain in only 6 of a 21 games so distant this season. … The Raptors played uninterrupted home games for a initial time this season, a final group in a NBA to do so.
Warriors: Visit Brooklyn on Sunday.
Raptors: Host a Lakers on Monday.