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Curry scores 35 points to lead Warriors past short-handed Spurs, 116-106

  • Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes (40) tries to dribble around San Antonio Spurs' Nando de Colo during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes (40) tries to dribble around San Antonio Spurs' Nando de Colo during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter, top, drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter, top, drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) dribbles to the basket as Golden State Warriors' Jarrett Jack (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) dribbles to the basket as Golden State Warriors' Jarrett Jack (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers to finish with 35 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the severely short-handed San Antonio Spurs 116-106 on Monday night.

Curry hit 7 of 13 shots from beyond the arc to move within one of Ray Allen's single-season record of 269 3-pointers set in 2005-06 with Seattle. Curry added eight rebounds and five assists to help the Warriors pull away late and move a game ahead of Houston for the Western Conference's sixth seed.

Gary Neal had 25 points and five assists and Patty Mills scored 23 points for the Spurs, who rested their key starters a night after losing 91-86 loss at the Los Angeles Lakers. San Antonio still had the Warriors on the brink until Curry took control.