Pistons spoil Curry’s return, beating Warriors 111-102
Curry returned after missing 11 games with a groin strain. He scored 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting, going 3 of 9 from 3-point range.
Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds to help Detroit win its fifth straight.
Danny Green and Pascal Siakam added 15 apiece to help the Raptors improv the NBA’s best record to 20-4, reaching the 20-win mark quicker than at any time in their history. Toronto is a league-best 10-2 on the road.
Lowry missed his first game this season with an unspecified back injury. Raptors coach Nick Nurse didn’t provide any details about Lowry’s back other than to say it flared up earlier in the day
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gordon Hayward had a season-high 30 points and added nine rebounds and eight assists, helping Boston beat Minnesota for its third straight victory.
Hayward scored 11 of Boston’s final 15 points over the last 3 1/2 minutes of the game and made four of five shots from 3-point range. Kyrie Irving pitched in 21 points and nine assists, Jayson Tatum added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Marcus Morris had 16 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range for the Celtics. They lost eight of 12 games before starting their streak.
Markieff Morris rebounded from a 1-for-10 shooting night Friday in a loss at Philadelphia to score 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting. He had 15 points in the fourth quarter.
Bogdan Bogdanovic had 20 points and Cauley-Stein finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Kings end a four-game losing streak to the Pacers. Buddy Hield added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists.
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