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                === Warriors edge Thunder behind Curry's 31 ===
 
 Oakland,  CA (Sports  Network)  - Stephen  Curry posted  31  points and  seven
 assists  as the  Golden State  Warriors held  off the  Oklahoma City  Thunder,
 104-99, on Wednesday.
 
 David  Lee added  22 points and 12  rebounds, while Klay Thompson poured in 19
 points for the Warriors, who have won three straight.
 
 "It's  been a huge week  for us so far," said Lee. "We've come a long way as a
 team.  We've proven that  we can play with anybody. Now we need to go continue
 to take care of business."
 
 Kevin  Durant scored a game-high 33 points with nine assists and five rebounds
 for Oklahoma City, which fell for the second time in three games.
 
 Kevin  Martin  followed with 16 points  while Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins
 each dropped in 12 in defeat.
 
 Oklahoma  City held  a 79-76  lead  at the  start  of the  fourth quarter  and
 stretched  its advantage up  to as much as 88-80 on a Durant jumper about four
 minutes  in before Golden  State started to storm back, reeling off a 17-6 run
 to go ahead, 97-94, on Carl Landry's putback with 2:25 remaining.
 
 The two teams traded baskets from there and with the Warriors up, 101-98, with
 about  a minute  left, Durant's potential game-tying 3-pointer from the top of
 the key rimmed out.
 
 Lee,  however, was called for traveling on the other end and Russell Westbrook
 made the front end of two foul shots to get back within two.
 
 Oklahoma City then regained the ball after Curry missed a wide open three that
 could  have put the game away, but Harrison Barnes stole an errant Durant pass
 and Curry sank a pair of free throws for a 103-99 edge with 12.4 left.
 
 Jarrett  Jack's free  throw following a missed trey by Westbrook accounted for
 the final margin.
 
 "I  thought  it was a  game that  could have been  decided by either team, but
 unfortunately  we didn't make enough plays down the stretch and they did. They
 deserved to win this games," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.
 
 A  pair of Landry free throws in the closing seconds of a back-and-forth first
 quarter  that saw  seven lead changes and  nine ties gave the Warriors a 27-26
 edge heading into the second.
 
 Reggie  Jackson then  opened the second with  a personal 5-0 spurt to give the
 Thunder a lead they would not lose for the remainder of the half.
 
 Golden  State battled  back to knot the  game at 35-35 on Jack's driving layup
 with  8:20 to play in the half, but Durant scored the game's next seven points
 to  put Oklahoma City back on top and the Warriors never got closer than three
 points for the remainder of the half en route to a 57-52 deficit at the break.
 
 The  Warriors then  raced out  of  the gate  in the  third quarter,  following
 Westbrook's  opening  jumper with a  20-9 run to  jump ahead, 72-68, with 5:07
 remaining.
 
 The  Thunder, however, scored 11 of the final 15 points of the frame to take a
 79-76 lead into the fourth quarter.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Golden  State improved to  14-4 at home this season, while the Thunder fell to
 14-7  on the road ... Jack finished with nine points and eight assists to snap
 his  streak of  three straight games with a double-double ... The Warriors had
 lost the last five meetings between the teams ... Westbrook shot just 3-for-16
 for 10 points.
 
 01/24 03:19:10 ET