Mar 31, 2016 12:26 AM
Curry scores 31, Warriors beat Jazz 103-96 in OT for No. 68
The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Stephen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors continued their historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
The Warriors (68-7) surpassed last season's victory total and must win five of their final seven games to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' record of 72-10.
Klay Thompson hit the tying 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in regulation after an offensive rebound and kick-out from Shaun Livingston after Thompson missed the previous attempt.
Curry took over with his burst that gave the Warriors a 99-93 lead. He then took a charge on Gordon Hayward with 1:21 left before setting up Draymond Green's dunk on the ensuing possession to put away the game.
The Jazz (37-38) fell into a tie with the Houston Rockets for the No. 7 slot in the Western Conference playoff race.
Curry had seven rebounds and four assists, while Thompson finished with 18 points.
Hayward led the Jazz with 21 points and Rodney Hood added 20. Rudy Gobert finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds.
The Jazz shot just 34.8 percent in the first half, but only trailed 42-40 at the break. The Warriors managed just 16 points in the second quarter, a season low for that period.
Warriors: The Warriors have been held to 42 or fewer points in the first half just three times in 2015-16. ... Curry has hit a 3-pointer in an NBA-record 145 straight regular-season games.
Jazz: Alec Burks missed his 47th consecutive game with a fractured fibula. Jazz coach Quin Snyder said they're being conservative with his return. ... Derrick Favors left the game in the third quarter with right knee soreness and did not return.
"I've said many times over the years that I didn't think that (Bulls) record would be broken, and it still may not be," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "We have a tough finish still to go in the last games. To be part of both situations is unreal. It's a pretty good stroke of fortune."
Warriors: Host Boston on Friday.
Jazz: Host Minnesota on Friday.