Unstoppable Warriors Victimize Nets 114-98 | NBC New York

Unstoppable Warriors Victimize Nets 114-98



    Nets guard Shane Larkin swarms over Warriors guard Stephen Curry as he looks to pass in the first half. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Stephen Curry scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran their NBA-record start to 22-0 by beating the Brooklyn Nets 114-98 on Sunday night.

    Draymond Green added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Klay Thompson scored 21 for the Warriors, who won their 26th in a row overall in the regular season, one behind the 2012-13 Miami Heat for the second-longest streak in NBA history.

    Coming off consecutive 40-point games, Curry was having a relatively quiet and even puzzling night -- he missed his first three free throws -- before helping the Warriors regain control against a team that nearly beat them this season and looked capable of finishing the job this time.

    But the NBA MVP put together one of his electrifying flurries to end that notion, and Golden State put it away in a hurry with a blistering start to the fourth.

    The Warriors equaled another NBA record, tying the 1969-70 New York Knicks for the best road start at 12-0. They visit Indiana on Tuesday.

    Thaddeus Young had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Brook Lopez scored 18 for the Nets, who had their four-game home winning streak snapped.

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