NBA roundup: Stephen Curry scores 54 points in Warriors’ loss

Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, J.R. Smith hit the tiebreaking shot with 1:10 left, and the Knicks overcame Stephen Curry’s NBA season-high 54 points to beat the Golden State Warriors, 109-105, Wednesday night in New York.

Curry was 18 of 28, finishing one shy of the NBA record with 11 3-pointers, in a performance that had the crowd hanging on his every shot. But the Knicks finally stopped him with 1:28 to play when Raymond Felton blocked his shot with the score tied at 105.

That led to a jumper by Smith, who finished with 26 points. Anthony followed with another basket and the Knicks hung on to spoil former Knicks star and Warriors coach Mark Jackson’s homecoming.


Curry finished with seven assists and six rebounds while passing his previous career best of 42 points, and Kevin Durant’s 52-point performance that had been the best in the NBA this season.

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Thunder 119, Hornets 74 — Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Durant recorded his third career triple-double, and Oklahoma City finished a perfect three-game homestand by routing shorthanded New Orleans.

Durant had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. as Oklahoma City finished a dominant four-game sweep of the season series against New Orleans , which was without starters Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Eric Gordon (knee).