News ID: 233437
Published: 1143 GMT October 27, 2018

Durant scores 41 points, Warriors rout Knicks

Durant scores 41 points, Warriors rout Knicks
Warriors forward Kevin Durant (L) controls the ball against Knicks forward Lance Thomas (L) and guard Damyean Dotson during an NBA game Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, the US, on October 26, 2018.

Kevin Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in Golden State’s ruthless fourth-quarter clinic, and the Warriors beat the New York Knicks 128-100 on Friday night.

New York led by three after three quarters before Durant and the Warriors starting hitting from all over the floor, making 19 of 26 shots — and things went so well that on a rare long-range miss by Durant, the ball bounced all the way out behind the arc to a wide-open Stephen Curry, who made the three-pointer, The Associated Press reported.

Curry added 29 points and six three-pointers, giving him at least five in every game this season. Durant was 17 of 24 from the floor, including five of nine from behind the arc, and grabbed nine rebounds. Golden State outscored New York 47-16 in the fourth quarter.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points for the Knicks. They have dropped five in a row after a season-opening victory over Atlanta.


Raptors 116 Mavericks 107


Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and Toronto set a franchise record with its sixth straight win to start the season.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Danny Green had 15 and Serge Ibaka 11 as the Raptors eclipsed the 5-0 start they recorded in 2015-16.

DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 15 rebounds for Dallas. Luka Doncic scored 22 points, and Wesley Matthews had 21.


Clippers 133 Rockets 113


Montrezl Harrell scored a career-high 30 points off the bench to help Los Angeles rout short-handed Houston.

It was the Clippers’ second win this season over the Rockets, who played without James Harden due to a hamstring injury and dropped to 1-4. Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 24 points in his first start for the Rockets.

Chris Paul had 12 points and eight assists against his former team in his return after serving a two-game suspension for his role in a fight with Lakers guard Rajon Rondo.


Bucks 125 Timberwolves 95


Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points and 12 rebounds in just 23 minutes and Milwaukee beat Minnesota to improve to 5-0 for the second time in franchise history.

The 1971-72 Bucks, led by Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, started 7-0.

Ersan Ilyasova and Khris Middleton each added 16 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 16 points for a listless Minnesota squad dealing with the distraction of star Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Butler started despite being questionable with an illness and had a season-low four points on 2-of-11 shooting.



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