Warriors rally to avenge Bucks defeat, improve to 26-1

Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:42am EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Andre Iguodala capped a late seven-point run with a three-pointer as the Golden State Warriors avenged their only loss of the season with a 121-112 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

Shooting guard Klay Thompson had a game-high 27 points and Stephen Curry added 26 to go with 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors (26-1) recorded their 30th consecutive home victory dating back to last season.

The win was Golden State's 12th straight at home this season, matching the best home start in franchise history, established initially by the defending league champs in 1975-76.

The score was tied at 108-108 before Curry scored on a drive with 2:16 to play and added two free throws 20 seconds later.

Iguodala then bombed in his three-pointer from the left corner, giving the Warriors, who saw a 24-game, season-opening winning streak end in a 108-95 defeat at Milwaukee on Saturday, a 115-108 lead with 1:21 remaining.

"We were very public about the fact that we wanted to get revenge but then we didn't come out and play with that edge and that mentality," Warriors interim coach Luke Walton told reporters.

"They (the Bucks) came out and wanted a piece of the champs, and we weren't fighting back."

DECISIVE RUN   Continued...

December 18, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) shoots the basketball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Bucks 121-112. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports