LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry scored 19 points then got plenty of help so he could take the fourth quarter off as the Golden State Warriors improved to 18-0 with a 120-101 win over Sacramento.
Forward Brandon Rush drained three three-pointers in the third-quarter, and Curry finished with three three-pointers on the night, as the Warriors kept their perfect start to the season intact and equaled the 2007-08 Houston Rockets with a 22nd consecutive regular-season win dating back to last season.
The Warriors now embark on a seven-game trip, during which they will be chasing the 27-game winning streak set by the Miami Heat during the 2012-13 season.
The Los Angeles Lakers holds the all-time record of 33 straight wins, set during the 1971-72 season.
Forward Draymond Green recorded the franchise’s first back-to-back triple-double in 51 years with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. The last Warriors player to record triple-doubles in consecutive games had been Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain in 1964.
Green contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Friday’s 135-116 win at Phoenix.
LeBron James floated in a half-hook runner with one second remaining to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 90-88 win over the Brooklyn Nets Saturday.
James’ winning shot came at the expense of Nets’ seven footer Brook Lopez in front of a crowd of 20,500 at Quicken Loans Arena.
James has made a habit of scoring game winners over his brilliant career, but he couldn’t recall ever using that shot to beat another team at the buzzer.