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Steph Curry erupts for 47 as Warriors escape Kings

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Steph Curry erupts for 47 as Warriors escape Kings

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) stretches during a break on the bench during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center

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The Golden State Warriors make great use of Steph Curry's 47 points as they escape the Sacramento Kings for only their fourth win in 11 tries

Stephen Curry took the Golden State Warriors’ five-game losing streak into his own hands Monday night (Tuesday, November 8, Manila time), exploding for a season-high 47 points in a come-from-behind, 116-113 victory over the Sacramento Kings in San Francisco.

Returning home from a trip in which they lost all five games, the Warriors watched the rival Kings use 14 3-pointers to lead most of the way, including 100-92 after a Kevin Huerter 30-footer with 6:17 to play.

But Curry saved 14 of his points for a game-ending, 24-13 run, including a 3-pointer that gave Golden State the lead for good at 110-107 with 1:24 to go.

Curry added a short jumper, an assist on a Draymond Green dunk and two free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining that accounted for the final margin of victory.

The Kings, who did not make a 3-pointer after Huerter’s success with 6:17 to go, had a desperation shot at a tie, but Huerter couldn’t connect on a 33-footer, sending Sacramento to just its second defeat in its last five games.

Curry’s 40-point game was the 57th of his career. He made 17 of his 24 shots, including seven of his 12 3-point attempts on a night when the Warriors matched the Kings’ 14 successes from beyond the arc.

Curry also found time for eight rebounds and a game-high eight assists.

Andrew Wiggins, who had a pair of 3-pointers in Golden State’s late run, backed Curry with 25 points, while Klay Thompson finished with 16 and Green 11.

Wiggins completed a double-double with 10 rebounds, while Kevon Looney snatched a team-high 13 boards.

Making 10 of 12 free throws, De’Aaron Fox paced Sacramento with 28 points, while Domantas Sabonis had a double-double with 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. They shared team-high assist honors with six apiece.

Malik Monk had 24 points off the bench for the Kings, while Davion Mitchell added 12 and Huerter 11.

The Kings used 10 3-pointers, including three from Monk, to build a 67-55 halftime lead. Fox had 18 of his 28 points in the half, Monk 17 of his 24.

Curry countered with four 3-pointers of his own in the first 24 minutes, but his teammates combined to go just 1-for-11 from beyond the arc. The Kings had outscored the Warriors 30-15 on threes at that point. – Rappler.com

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