The Warriors, who were scared on this one, letting slip a 20-point lead, remain first in the Western Conference, while the 3rd, Utah, conceded a narrow defeat against San Antonio (126-128) .
After breaking Ray Allen’s record, and his 2,973 successful shots from behind the arc, Curry faced Allen’s former team at the Boston Garden Arena.
Curry had his first two shots of the game, giving the Warriors an 11-point lead after just four minutes of play.
“We’re coming off an emotional roller coaster … A lot has happened these days in the league,” Curry, who had five three-pointers in all, said after the meeting, referring to his record broken on Tuesday night. , during the victory against the New York Knicks (105-96), in the mythical room of Madison Square Garden and the growing number of cases of Covid-19 in the NBA.
“You know, we try not to get distracted by all the things that are going on outside the locker room,” he added.
Teammate Andrew Wiggins for his part had 27 points, Andre Iguodala 12 and Draymond Green had eight assists for the Warriors, who have won five of their last meetings.
For Golden State coach Steve Kerr, it was the 400th win in eight seasons: “I’m so lucky to coach such a talented group of guys,” he said.
– Decimated workforce –
On the Boston side, it was Jayson Tatum who shone the most, with 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but not enough to win the Celtics, who have lost five of their last seven games, and who were deprived of Al Horford, Grant Williams, Jabari Parker, Juancho Hernangomez and Sam Hauser, all subject to the anti-Covid health protocol.
In Florida, Max Strus (32 points) and Gabe Vincent (27 pts) for their part also played hard for the Miami Heat, winner 115-105 from Orlando, to the workforce decimated by the Covid-19 and injuries, and which is the seventh consecutive defeat.
Mo Bamba, Terrence Ross, Moe Wagner, RJ Hampton and Ignas Brazdeikis were placed under Covid protocol while six other Magic players were sidelined due to injury, including leading scorer Cole Anthony (ankle).
The Heat, 5th in the East, went to Florida with him also a balding workforce, six players being in the infirmary, among which his best scorers Jimmy Butler (coccyx), Tyler Herro (quadriceps) and Bam Adebayo ( inch).
– James suffocated, Davis injured –
The Minnesota Timberwolves, ninth in the Western Conference, for their part won their third game in a row, dominating the LA Lakers (6th) in Minneapolis, in particular thanks to a great Karl-Anthony Towns (28 pts, 10 rebounds).
Opposite, LeBron James finished the game with only 18 points, while his teammate Anthony Davis did worse (9 pts), before returning to the locker room in the 3rd quarter due to a contusion to his left knee, which will require additional exams, Saturday in Chicago.
New Orleans, 13th in the West, for its part created the surprise by dominating after extra time (116-112) Milwaukee, third in the Eastern Conference.
Finally, the Portland Trail Blazers, eleventh in the West, ended a streak of seven consecutive losses by winning 125-116 against the Charlotte Hornets (sixth in the East), thanks to a huge performance from Damian Lillard, author of 43 points and eight assists.
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