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Thompson’s late 3s lead GSW past OKC

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Golden Dispute Warriors guard Klay Thompson shoots over Oklahoma Metropolis Say guard Josh Giddey in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 (February 8 in Manila) in Oklahoma Metropolis. AP PHOTO

OKLAHOMA CITY: Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden Dispute Warriors (GSW) beat the Oklahoma Metropolis (OKC) Say 110-98 on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for their ninth straight purchase.

After the Say rallied unhurried in the fourth quarter to crop Golden Dispute’s lead to 5, Thompson hit two 3-pointers — including one with just over a minute remaining — to position the Warriors up 9.

Stephen Curry added 18 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds for the Warriors, who shot 50 percent from the self-discipline.

Lu Dort scored 26 points and Darius Bazley matched a season high with 20 for Oklahoma Metropolis. Josh Giddey added 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

The Say led 23-20 after one quarter ahead of Golden Dispute made 14 of 23 shots in the 2d to tackle a 56-46 lead at the ruin. Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half.

Jonathan Kuminga’s detrimental two-handed putback jam early in the fourth pushed Golden Dispute’s lead to 87-74.

Oklahoma Metropolis continued to battle. On one possession, the Say composed four offensive boards ahead of Dort threw down a good two-handed putback dunk to incandescent Golden Dispute’s lead to 95-83.

A interact and layup by Giddey trimmed Golden Dispute’s lead to 101-94 with just beneath three minutes remaining. One other layup by Giddey crop it to 5 ahead of Thompson’s pair of three-pointers. Curry punctuated the purchase with a 3 on which he turned spherical and walked the diversified manner ahead of it went in.

NBA-easiest Suns retain off Bulls

In Chicago, Devin Booker scored 38 points and the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns held on to beat the Chicago Bulls, 127-124.

The Suns led by 27 in the third quarter and withstood a push down the stretch to purchase for the 13th time in 14 video games. They improved to 43-10 total and a league-easiest 21-5 on the dual carriageway.

Booker hit the 30-point designate for the third time in four video games. The All-Star guard made 14 of 23 shots, including five 3-pointers.

Chris Paul added 19 points and 11 assists for Phoenix. JaVale McGee accomplished with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Mikal Bridges scored 15.

DeMar DeRozan had 38 points for the Bulls after scoring a season-high 45 in Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia. Zach LaVine added 32 points after missing two video games as a consequence of reduction spasms.

Chicago misplaced for the third time in four video games.

In Washington, Bam Adebayo scored 21 points and Jimmy Butler had 19 as Eastern Convention-leading Miami cruised previous Washington, 121-100.

Miami (35-20) on no account trailed and gained its third straight, making improvements to to a couple of-2 on a six-game dual carriageway day out.

Corey Kispert equaled his profession high with 20 points for the Wizards (24-29), who misplaced for the ninth time in 11 video games. They are a season-low five video games beneath.500 after opening 10-3.

The Warmth shot 18 for 32 (56.3 percent) from 3-point vary whereas the Wizards were just 7 for 31 (22.6 percent).

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