LeBron and Love pair up to down Pistons…
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry returned from injury on Tuesday night to lead his team to a road win over the Washington Wizards.
Curry had 32 points and eight assists on the night as the Warriors bounced back from their disappointing loss to the Indiana Pacers last time out, while Klay Thompson added 17.
Golden State also received a welcome boost off the bench including 16 points from Marreese Speights, but despite the Wizards shooting 53.2 percent and out-rebounding their rivals 45-29, they also committed a season-high 26 turnovers compared to nine from the Warriors which ultimately cost them.
Paul Pierce led the hosts with 25 points while Marcin Gortat added 16 points and 11 rebounds and John Wall had 16 points and 11 assists.
Elsewhere, Kevin Love dropped eight 3-pointers on the Detroit Pistons to finish with 24 points along with nine rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers claimed the win.
LeBron James added 11 assists in the win which helped him move past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards.
James now has 6,142 assists in total, and he insisted that he took a lot of pride in that aspect of his game and was honoured by the new achievement.
The Cavs improve to 36-22 for the season while the Pistons suffered a hit to their playoff hopes leaving them at 23-34.
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks also won on Tuesday night, as Serge Ibaka and Monta Ellis led the way for their respective teams.
Ibaka had 23 points and 10 rebounds against the Indiana Pacers while Monta Ellis put up 20 points over the Toronto Raptors as the Western Conference dominated.
Russell Westbrook had a triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as he continues to step up and lead in the absence of Kevin Durant and the Thunder look like a force to be reckoned with heading down the final stretch of the regular season.
Golden State Warriors 114-107 Washington Wizards
Cleveland Cavaliers 102-93 Detroit Pistons
Indiana Pacers 92-105 Oklahoma City Thunder
Toronto Raptors 92-99 Dallas Mavericks