NBA regular season

Stephen Curry, Warriors win 10th straight home game

Reuters
Stephen Curry, Warriors win 10th straight home game

SHOWDOWN. Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles past Blazers guard Damian Lillard.

Darren Yamashita/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Steph Curry dominates his personal duel with San Francisco Bay Area native Damian Lillard

The NBA’s winningest home team and one of its worst road clubs followed their season-long forms when Stephen Curry’s game-high 32 points led the Golden State Warriors to a 118-103 victory over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers in San Francisco Friday night, November 26 (Saturday, November 27, Manila time) 

The win was the Warriors’ 10th straight at home, with each of the 10 coming by 10 or more points.

Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers fell to 1-9 on the road with a third consecutive loss away from home, their second in three nights to begin a three-game trip.

Golden State led by as many as 21 points before Portland, getting three rapid-fire thee-pointers from Anfernee Simons, rallied within striking distance at 96-88 on a Larry Nance Jr. dunk with 6:39 to play.

But Andrew Wiggins countered with a pair of interior hoops and Curry bombed in his fifth and sixth three-pointers of the night, allowing Golden State to extend the margin to 14 before coasting home.

Curry dominated his personal duel with San Francisco Bay Area native Damian Lillard, who shot just 5 for 15 on a 16-point night. 

Curry made 12 of his 25 shots while also finding time for 8 assists and 7 rebounds.

Wiggins shot 10-for-16 in a 25-point performance, while Jordan Poole finished with 14 points, and Draymond Green and Kevon Looney chipped in 12 apiece.

Green also contributed a game-high 12 assists, a game high-tying 8 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, and 2 steals to Golden State’s sixth straight win.

Juan Toscano-Anderson matched Green’s rebound total while also finding time for 8 points in a key reserve role.

Looney made six of his seven shots, helping the Warriors outshoot the Trail Blazers 54% to 41.9%.

Simons wound up 5-of-10 on three-point attempts and 7-of-13 overall en route to a team-high 19 points off the bench for Portland, which lost its second straight in the wake of a four-game winning streak.

Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points, CJ McCollum 16 to go with a team-high 7 rebounds, and Norman Powell 15 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a knee injury.

Lillard complemented his 16 points with a team-high 6 assists. – Rappler.com