Warriors lead NBA's streaking teams with 13th win

SPLASH! Early NBA MVP Candidate Stephen Curry goes up for a shot. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

SPLASH! Early NBA MVP Candidate Stephen Curry goes up for a shot.

Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

 

MINNEAPOLIS, United States – Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson scored 21 points apiece as the Golden State Warriors romped past Minnesota to stretch their NBA winning streak to 13 games, Monday, December 8 (Tuesday in PH).

Already enjoying the longest winning streak in club history, the Warriors ran their road winning streak to a franchise-first 8 games.

Shaun Livingston and Marreese Speights both scored 12 points and Draymond Green added 10 points with 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who saw Australian center Andrew Bogut leave the game after just two minutes with right knee trouble.

The Warriors haven't lost a game since falling to NBA champions San Antonio at home in Oakland on November 11.

But they're not the only streaking team in the league.

Cavs back on winning track

The Cleveland Cavaliers notched their 7th successive victory with a 110-88 victory over the Nets in Brooklyn, where the attendance of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate at their first NBA game took some of the focus off the court.

Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson combined for 40 points and keyed a third quarter run that propelled the Cavaliers to victory over a short-handed Nets team.

James had 18 points and 7 assists and Kevin Love added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs.

The Nets, playing without ailing guard Joe Johnson and injured center Brook Lopez, kept it close through the first half, but they were outscored 24-6 over the final 6 minutes of the third to take an 85-67 lead into the fourth.

Other games

The Atlanta Hawks won their 7th straight - and 4th on the road - with a 108-92 victory over the Pacers in Indianapolis.

Al Horford scored 25 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots for the Hawks, who had 21 points and seven assists from Jeff Teague and 13 points from Kyle Korver.

The Pacers had been hoping to turn things around with a return home after a winless 4-game road trip, but instead lost their 5th straight.

Things don't get easier for the Pacers any time soon. They next face the Los Angeles Clippers who won against Pacific Division rivals Phoenix Suns, 121-120, thanks to a buzzer-beating triple by Blake Griffin.

 – Rappler.com