SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors continued their historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
The Warriors (68-7) surpassed last season’s victory total and must win five of their final seven games to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10.
Klay Thompson hit the tying 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in regulation after an offensive rebound and kick-out from Shaun Livingston after Thompson missed the previous attempt.
Curry took over with his burst that gave the Warriors a 99-93 lead. He then took a charge on Gordon Hayward with 1:21 left before setting up Draymond Green’s dunk on the ensuing possession to put away the game.
The Jazz (37-38) fell into a tie with the Houston Rockets for the No. 7 slot in the Western Conference playoff race.
Curry had seven rebounds and four assists, while Thompson finished with 18 points.
Hayward led the Jazz with 21 points and Rodney Hood added 20. Rudy Gobert finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds.
The Jazz shot just 34.8 percent in the first half, but only trailed 42-40 at the break. The Warriors managed just 16 points in the second quarter, a season low for that period.
“I’ve said many times over the years that I didn’t think that (Bulls) record would be broken, and it still may not be,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We have a tough finish still to go in the last games. To be part of both situations is unreal. It’s a pretty good stroke of fortune.”
Up next: Warriors will host Boston on Friday.