OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Stephen Curry scored 41 points and became the first player in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers in a season, and the Golden State Warriors set another record in a season full of them by holding off the Orlando Magic 119-113 Monday night for their 45th straight home victory.
Curry didn’t match his 51-point performance against the Magic on Feb. 25 in which he hit 10 of 15 3-pointers, but shot 7 for 13 from long range and also pulled down 13 rebounds. He has 301 3s with 20 games to go.READ MORE: CDC Recommends Vaccinated People Should Wear Masks Indoors Again
Golden State surpassed the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ 44 straight regular-season home victories and improved to 26-0 at Oracle Arena this season with its franchise-best sixth straight win against Orlando.READ MORE: UCSF Dr. Peter Chin-Hong On COVID Delta Variant Surge: 'Desperate Measures Are Needed In Desperate Times'
Klay Thompson added 27 points for the Warriors (56-6), who overcame a season-high 24 turnovers to bounce back from an ugly 112-95 road loss to the Lakers on Sunday that snapped a seven-game winning streak.
Aaron Gordon had 20 points and 16 rebounds in his Bay Area homecoming on a night Orlando played without leading scorer and center Nikola Vucevic because of a strained right groin.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Shoplifter Fills Up Backpack With Stolen Goods During Stroll Through San Francisco Walgreens
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