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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry had 27 points, five rebounds and five assists on his 28th birthday, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-107 on Monday night for their record 49th straight regular-season home victory.

Draymond Green added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors (60-6), who are 31-0 at Oracle Arena this season. With 16 games to go, they remain one game ahead of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' pace in their record 72-win season.

Birthday songs, MVP chants, and a serenade and piece of cake from his toddler daughter, Riley, made it a great day for Curry - all after his fifth Western Conference Player of the Week award this season and second in two weeks.

He shot 4 for 9 from 3-point range and 10 of 16 overall.

Anthony Davis had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds in his 12th triple-double of the season, and Oklahoma City beat Portland.

Westbrook had the 31st triple-double of his career and matched Sacramento's Rajon Rondo for the most assists without a turnover in a game this season.

Enes Kanter scored a season-high 26 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and Serge Ibaka had 15 for the Thunder, whose 45th win matched their victory total from last season. Oklahoma City shot a season-high 59 percent from the field.

Damian Lillard scored 21 points and C.J. McCollum added 15 for the Trail Blazers, who have lost five of seven. Portland shot a season-low 34.1 percent from the field.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Rodney Hood scored 28 points and Utah, playing without leading scorer Gordon Hayward, beat Cleveland.

The Jazz remained two games behind the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks for the last Western Conference playoff spot, while the Cavaliers stayed 2 1/2 games ahead of Toronto in the East.

The Jazz led most of the game, but went into the fourth quarter tied at 66. Utah went on a 16-2 run midway through the period, led by 10 points from Trey Lyles, to take an 86-73 lead.

The Cavs never recovered.

Hayward missed his first game of the season with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but Hood picked up the slack.

LeBron James had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, and Kyrie Irving chipped in 15 points.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Chandler Parsons had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Dallas snapped Charlotte's season-high, seven-game winning streak.

Dirk Nowitzki added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who moved back above .500 after losing five straight games. Deron Williams chipped in with 15 points.

Kemba Walker had 25 points and nine assists, Nicolas Batum scored 20 points and Marvin Williams added 19 for the Hornets.

Dallas, which was just 3 of 20 from 3-point range in the first three quarters, hit 6 of 10 3s in the fourth quarter.

After averaging more than 36 points in the first quarter in its previous three games, Charlotte made just 27 percent of its shots from the field and 43 percent from the foul line in the first half to fall behind 52-33.


TORONTO (AP) - Reserve Doug McDermott scored 29 points to lead Chicago to its ninth straight victory over Toronto.

E'Twaun Moore and Nikola Mirotic added 17 points apiece as Chicago swept Toronto in the series for the second straight season, handing the Raptors just their second loss in their last 16 games at home. Toronto's last win against Chicago was on Dec. 31, 2013.

Jimmy Butler scored 13 points on 5-of-18 shooting after missing three games because of knee soreness.

Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto, which also got 27 points from DeMar DeRozan.

McDermott nearly matched the season-best 30 points he scored against the Raptors in a 116-106 win last month in Chicago. The second-year forward hasn't scored more than 20 points in any other game this season.


HOUSTON (AP) - Donatas Motiejunas scored 18 points, Trevor Ariza had 16 and Houston coasted to its most lopsided win of the season.

The Rockets, who never trailed, were up by 24 at halftime and used a 32-point third quarter to extend the lead to 97-54. Houston cleared the bench to start the fourth quarter with the game well in hand.

The largest margin of victory in franchise history is 52 points and the Rockets almost tied it on Monday, but JaMychal Green made a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to cut the lead to 49.

Lance Stephenson missed the game with a sprained right wrist, joining a bevy of other players sitting out with injuries including Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Chris Andersen, Brandan Wright and Vince Carter.


MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow scored 20 points, fellow rookie Josh Richardson added 17 and Miami held off Denver.

Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and Joe Johnson added 18 for the Heat. Hassan Whiteside finished with another double-double off the bench, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and adding 10 rebounds.

Kenneth Faried matched the best single-game shooting effort in the NBA this season, going 11 for 11 and finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay had 23 points and 10 assists for Denver, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Gary Harris finished with 18 for Denver.


WASHINGTON (AP) - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and Washington routed Detroit to snap a five-game skid and gain ground in the playoff race.

Nene scored a season-high 20 points off the bench to lead seven Wizards players in double figures during Washington's biggest win and Detroit's worst loss of the season.

Bradley Beal added 12 points in his return after missing three games with a sprained pelvis, helping the 10th-place Wizards close within 2 1/2 games of a playoff spot.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points for the Pistons, who fell to 0-3 against the Wizards and have allowed 110 or more points in three straight games.


PHOENIX (AP) - Mirza Teletovic made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left to lift Phoenix over Minnesota.

P.J. Tucker scored a career-high 23 points and Teletovic had 21 for the Suns, who won at home for the first time since Feb. 27 and just the second in almost two months. The Timberwolves (21-46) lost for the third time in the past four.

Tucker added 12 rebounds and Teletovic had 11 points in the fourth quarter. Devin Booker finished with 16 points and Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns.

Zach LaVine led the Wolves with 28 points and Andrew Wiggins had 22. Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio had 13 points and 17 assists.

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