Printed on: November 19, 2013

Curry scores 22 to lead Warrors over struggling Jazz


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Stephen Curry scored 22 points, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes had 17 apiece and the Golden State Warriors beat the struggling Utah Jazz 98-87 on Monday night.

Curry had eight assists and made four 3-pointers before leaving in the fourth quarter after Utah's Marvin Williams landed on his head in a scramble for a loose ball. After a couple of minutes to gain his bearings, Curry got up and left the court under his own power with a towel draped over his head.

Curry is expected to be ready for Wednesday's home game against Memphis.

The Warriors made 12 of 22 attempts from 3-point range and led by as many as 28 points.

Gordon Hayward scored 18 points and Williams had 16 but the Jazz (1-11) dropped their third straight after earning their lone win of the season.

Around the NBA

BLAZERS 108, NETS 98: At New York, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and Portland beat Brooklyn for their seventh straight win.

Damian Lillard finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers withstood the Nets' blistering start to win seven in a row in the same season for the first time since a 13-game run in December 2007.

BULLS 86, BOBCATS 81: At Chicago, Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to record their fifth straight win.

Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from Feb. 20-March 7, 2012. Jimmy Butler had 14 points and Derrick Rose finished with 12.

THUNDER 115, NUGGETS 113: At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds.

MAVERICKS 97, 76ERS 94: At Dallas, Monta Ellis scored 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter when Dallas took its first lead.

Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion had 20 points apiece for the Mavericks, who began a stretch of seven of nine games in Dallas.

Around the Top 25

No. 1 MICHIGAN ST. 82, PORTLAND 67: At East Lansing, Keith Appling matched a career high with 25 points to help Michigan State pull away to beat Portland.

No. 6 DUKE 91, UNC ASHEVILLE 55: At Durham, N.C., Jabari Parker had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Rodney Hood had 15 of his 18 points in the first half for Duke in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

No. 9 SYRACUSE 56, ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN 50: At Syracuse, N.Y., Jerami Grant scored 13 points, including a tying follow with 1:43 left, and set up the go-ahead basket by Michael Gbinije in the final minute for Syracuse in an opening-round game of the Maui Invitational.

No. 16 FLORIDA 67, SOUTHERN 53: At Gainesville, Fla., Casey Prather had 10 points and nine rebounds for Florida, which lost point guard Kasey Hill to an ankle injury.

Around the Region

IDAHO STATE 93, SAN FRANCISCO 90: At Pocatello, Tomas Sanchez hit three free throws in the final four seconds to give ISU (2-1) an overtime victory at the University of San Francisco from the West Coast Conference.

Chris Hansen and Tomas Sanchez led the Bengals with career-highs of 33 and 24 points and Andre Hatchett tied his career-high with 20 points. Hatchett had a double-double with a career-best 12 rebounds.