Stephen Curry erupted for 48 points, including 11 three-pointers, to lead the Golden State Warriors to victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Curry connected on 17 of his 32 shots, went 11-of-19 from downtown and hit what turned out to be the decisive basket with 46.7 seconds remaining as the Warriors recorded a 119-114 win, their fourth successive victory.
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Curry opened his account with a drive into the lane and a trademark up-and-under lay-up finish. He followed that up with his first three of the game, connecting from the top of the arc with 7:51 remaining in the first quarter. He then used a give-and-go with Draymond Green to create and hit a corner three one minute later.
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Curry heated up late in the second quarter, hitting a step-back three from the top of the key before mesmerising DeAndre Jordan with his dribble and hitting a triple over the Mavs center from the left corner.
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The two-time MVP passed 40 points with another quick-release three with 4:12 remaining in the game to cut the Warriors’ deficit to 110-108 and tied the game at 114 apiece with a floater in the lane with 1:39 left.
Sunday night's scores
- Golden State Warriors 119-114 Dallas Mavericks
- Portland Trail Blazers 113-116 Denver Nuggets
- Houston Rockets 109-116 Orlando Magic
- Cleveland Cavaliers 101-95 Los Angeles Lakers
- Toronto Raptors 140-138 Washington Wizards (2OT)
- Philadelphia 76ers 108-105 New York Knicks
- Milwaukee Bucks 133-114 Atlanta Hawks
Curry capped his stellar performance with a clutch go-ahead three over Dorian Finney-Smith with 42.2 seconds on the clock and iced the game from the line with 5.3 seconds remaining with two free throws to seal the win.
Click the video at the top of the page to watch Curry’s clinical 48-point performance.
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