The Golden State Warriors renewed their rivalry with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, but Stephen Curry helped to ensure that they came out on top.
Curry scored 27 points while Klay Thompson added 25 as the Warriors picked up their 10th consecutive win to move to 61-13 for the season.
Draymond Green was absent with a shin injury and so the game was perhaps not as heated as it could have been, but these two teams certainly don’t like each other and it showed again on Tuesday.
The Clippers blew a 17-point lead and saw their seven-game winning streak snapped despite 40 points from Blake Griffin while Chris Paul added 27. However, it was the Pacific Division champions who went away with bragging rights although these two could meet again in the post-season.
Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard had 22 points, nine rebounds and four steals as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat on the road with Tony Parker scoring 16 on his way to becoming the player with the most wins in NBA history in his first 1,000 games in the league with 718.
San Antonio stay No.6 in the West and could clinch their playoff spot on Wednesday in Orlando as they continue to show signs of finding their best form.
Elsewhere, the Detroit Pistons defeated the No.1 seed in the East, the Atlanta Hawks, while the Brooklyn Nets claimed a significant win in the playoff race by defeating direct rivals the Indiana Pacers.
Andre Drummond (22 point, 13 rebounds) and Brook Lopez (24 points, 11 rebounds) starred for their respective teams.
Indiana Pacers 106-111 Brooklyn Nets
Atlanta Hawks 95-105 Detroit Pistons
San Antonio Spurs 95-81 Miami Heat
Golden State Warriors 110-106 Los Angeles Clippers