San Francisco — Stephen Curry scored 32 points, hitting five 3-pointers to continue extending his records, Klay Thompson overcame his scoring slump with a season-high 20 points and the Golden State Warriors ended a six-game losing streak by beating 121 on Monday. 116 to the Houston Rockets.
The NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers made, Curry is also the first player in history with four or more in the first 13 games of the season. The player elected to nine All-Star Games and who has been MVP twice shot 8 of 14 from the field and 5 of 9 from three-point range.
It is Curry’s seventh game so far this season with at least 30 points and tenth with 25 or more.
Thompson began the day shooting just 15 of 42 from the field (3 of 19 three-point attempts) in his previous four games, but started strong against the Rockets, with three triples and 12 points in the first quarter. He ended up making 7 of 16 field goals and five three-pointers.
Chris Paul added 15 points and 12 assists to help Golden State to its 12th straight victory over Houston.
Minnesota remains leader of the West
}Anthony Edwards had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves, leaders of the Western Conference, beat the New York Knicks 117-100 on Monday.
Minnesota (10-3) is 6-0 at home — tying the best start in franchise history — and has won nine of 10 games. That span includes seven straight wins, the team’s longest streak since 2004 — which was the last year the Wolves reached the second round of the postseason.
Jalen Brunson scored 25 points and Julius Randle 21 for New York, which shot just 34.8% (32 of 92) from the field to Minnesota’s 51.3%.
The Knicks (8-6) came into the game allowing the lowest points per game average of 104.9.
After a quiet first half, Edwards had nine points in a 16-5 Wolves run to open the third quarter. Mike Conley’s third 3-pointer put them up 76-61 with 7:53 left in the quarter.
They never had a difference of less than 11 points the rest of the way.