Curry leads unbeaten Warriors to 12th straight victory
(The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Curry scored seven of his game-high 37 points in the final 88 seconds to help a sloppy Golden State Warriors overcome 20 turnovers and remain unbeaten with a 115-110 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.
"We can play better than this," Curry told reporters after the league's sole remaining undefeated team improved to 12-0 on the season and tied a franchise record for consecutive regular-season wins with 16 dating back to the last campaign.
"We hold ourselves to a high standard. Everybody likes to learn lessons and win," he added of a hard-fought victory that was also Golden State's 25th straight at home during the regular season.
The Warriors, who trailed 98-96 with 5:54 to play, had moved 106-103 ahead before Curry buried a 15-footer to create a five-point cushion with 1:28 to go.
Golden State did the rest of its scoring at the foul line, with Curry making five of six and power forward Draymond Green two in a row to keep Toronto at arm's length down the stretch.
"We've gotten away from playing four solid quarters of basketball," Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said.
"We played a great first half tonight. But in the third quarter, I just felt like we let them get into a rhythm and build some confidence."
The loss was the Raptors' second straight to open a five-game road trip.
"Our guys played well enough to win," Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. "We have something good going. We play like that in any game, we're going to give ourselves a chance to win." Continued...