NBA: Klay torches Bulls

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:12:28 +0000

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson lays up a shot against the Chicago Bulls. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson lays up a shot against the Chicago Bulls. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Klay Thompson picked up where he left off on his record-setting night in Chicago earlier this season, making seven more 3-pointers and scoring 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 146-109 victory over the Bulls on Friday night.

Thompson set an NBA mark in the first meeting between the teams on Oct. 29 by hitting 14 3-pointers as part of a 52-point night while playing only the first three quarters. He made three from long range in the first 70 seconds of the rematch and the rout was on in the most lopsided win of the season for Golden State.

The Warriors took a double-digit lead after just 2:19 and the Bulls never got the game back within single digits. Jonas Jerebko banked in a 3-pointer from beyond half court at the end of the first quarter to give Golden State a 43-17 lead that grew to 44 points in the third quarter.

Stephen Curry made back-to-back 3-pointers early in the third quarter to move past Jason Terry into third place all-time in made 3-pointers. He made five overall and finished with 28 points. His 2,285 career 3s trail only Reggie Miller (2,560) and Ray Allen (2,973) in NBA history.

Kevin Durant added 22 for the Warriors, his 15th straight game with at least 20 points.

JAZZ 113, LAKERS 95

In Salt Lake City, Donovan Mitchell had 33 points and a career-high nine assists, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-95 on Friday night.

Utah (22-21) made 15 3-pointers in its fourth win in five games. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and a season-high 18 rebounds. Joe Ingles had 14 points and a career-high 12 boards, and Derrick Favors finished with 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.

The Jazz also got a solid performance from Royce O’Neale, who went 5 for 12 from 3-point range on his to a season-high 17 points.
Michael Beasley scored 17 points for the Lakers. Brandon Ingram added 15 points and Kyle Kuzma had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Los Angeles (23-20) lost for the sixth time in nine games without LeBron James in the lineup. James is out with a groin injury.

RAPTORS 122, NETS 105

In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and Toronto beat Brooklyn for its second seven-game home winning streak of the season.

Serge Ibaka added 14 points, OG Anunoby and Norman Powell each had 13, Delon Wright had 12 to help Toronto improve to 18-4 at home.
They last lost at home Dec. 9 to Milwaukee. The Raptors have won four straight overall and six of seven. The only loss in that span was Jan. 3 at San Antonio.

Toronto has won 13 of the past 14 meetings with the Nets, including seven straight north of the border. D’Angelo Russell led Brooklyn with 24 points.

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