Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry put on another show on Thursday night to lead his team to a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Curry surpassed his own 3-pointer record with eight on the night to move over 272 for the season, while he also added nine assists as Klay Thompson scored 26 to help the Warriors fight back from a 12-point deficit and avoid losing three straight games for the first time this year.
Golden State (64-15) have already clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, but with this win they also secured the best record in the NBA.
LaMarcus Aldridge responded with 27 points and six rebounds, while Damian Lillard had 20 points and eight assists. However, it wasn’t enough for the Trail Blazers to cause the upset.
Elsewhere, the Chicago Bulls fought back from being behind at half-time to defeat the Miami Heat, with Pau Gasol (16 points, 15 rebounds) leading the charge to overcome a 19-point deficit.
Aaron Brook and Taj Gibson each added 14 points, while Derrick Rose continued his comeback with 12 points and showed that his rhythm and aggressiveness is slowly coming back.
With the win, the Bulls move back into third spot in the Eastern Conference while in contrast the loss was a huge blow to the Heat in their race to make the playoffs.
Erik Spoelstra’s men currently sit in 10th spot with a 35-44 record, which leaves them a game-and-a-half behind the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics with just three games remaining in the regular season.
Chicago Bulls 89-78 Miami Heat
Portland Trail Blazers 105-116 Golden State Warriors