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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Klay Thompson scoring a season-high 39 points, Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors extended their perfect start with a 131-123 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.

The Warriors improved to 23-0. They have won 27 straight dating to last season, tying the 2012-13 Heat for the second-longest streak in NBA history.

Thompson scored 29 points in the first half. Golden State led by 28 in the fourth quarter before the Pacers pulled within six in the final 25 seconds.

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The Warriors next play on Friday night in Boston.

Indiana was led by Paul George with 33 points and C.J. Miles with 24.

Indiana tied a dubious franchise record in its NBA era by allowing 44 first-quarter points and barely avoided another record-breaking defensive low when it trailed 79-60 at the half.


CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Cavaliers rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to get the win.

Kevin Love added 18 points, and a second-half lineup adjustment by coach David Blatt helped Cleveland break a three-game losing streak.

James, who didn't play Saturday in Miami to rest, scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer and a three-point play down the stretch. He shot 14 for 24 from the field.

Damian Lillard scored 33 points for Portland, which blew a late lead Monday in Milwaukee and appeared to run out of gas as Cleveland came back in the second half.


NEW YORK (AP) - Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Joe Johnson had 22, and Brooklyn beat Houston to sweep the season series for the first time in 14 years.

Thaddeus Young finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who have recorded two of their six victories this season against Houston. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points in place of injured rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 32 points for the Rockets, who fell behind by 18 points and got quiet nights from stars James Harden and Dwight Howard. Corey Brewer had 22 in extended minutes after starting forward Trevor Ariza was lost to a bruised lower back after 4 minutes.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, and Russell Westbrook added 13 points while matching his season high with 16 assists.

The Thunder built the lead to 35 through three quarters and coasted to their second straight win.

Serge Ibaka scored 17 for Oklahoma City, and D.J. Augustin had 13. Dion Waiters finished with 12 points.

Mario Chalmers led Memphis with 19 points, and JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol had 11 apiece. It was the most points given up by Memphis this season.

The Thunder lead was large enough that the starters, including Westbrook and Durant, sat out the fourth quarter.

KINGS 114, JAZZ 106

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Kings star DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and Rudy Gay also scored 23 points.

The Kings took a 12-point lead after one quarter and never trailed again in ending a three-game losing streak.

Omri Casspi scored 19 points and Rajon Rondo had 17 points and 13 assists for the Kings. It was the 13th time this season that Rondo had 10 or more assists. Sacramento shot 55.8 percent.

Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward had 18 points apiece for Utah, which had beaten the Kings three straight and five of six times.


DENVER (AP) - Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Evan Fournier hit a big 3-pointer late and Orlando got the win on the road.

Elfrid Payton finished with 18 points as the Magic snapped a five-game skid against the Nuggets.

With the Magic up by two with 2:38 remaining, Fournier knocked down a 3 to give them some breathing room. Orlando has made a 3-pointer in 677 straight games dating to 2007, a streak that was in jeopardy until Fournier's shot. The team finished 1 for 16 from 3-point range.

Reserve Will Barton scored 23 points for the Nuggets, who fell to 0-11 this season when scoring less than 100 points.