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Steph Curry’s Clutch Performance Propels Warriors over Nets in NBA Showdown

Brooklyn called timeout, unable to stop Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP and injured teammate Gary Payton II, who looked at each other and both released a celebratory roar. Curry scored 12 straight fourth-quarter points on the way to 37, Klay Thompson added 24 points with back-to-back timely 3-pointers, and Golden State snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 124-120 on Saturday night.

Thompson is determined to do more to take the scoring load off Curry. “We’ll help him,” Thompson said.

Cam Thomas scored 41 points on 15-for-24 shooting with five 3-pointers and Spencer Dinwiddie added 16 points and a season-best 14 assists for the Nets, who lost for the third time in four games during their current five-game swing to the West. “I live with the shots every night, they went in tonight,” said Curry, who added of not missing in his 16-point fourth quarter: “I’m very aware.”

Curry made a go-ahead layup with 6:46 remaining, then a jumper the next time down before Thomas hit a tying 3 moments later. Curry one-upped him and answered from deep — not once but twice in a row.

Warriors rookie Brandin Podziemski had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists making his second straight start, with Andrew Wiggins coming off the bench for a second consecutive game — and only the second time in the regular season over his career.

“I can’t really share that. That’s really private,” Kerr said. “What I can tell you is that Draymond has our full support, that Draymond is himself very much committed to creating the change that he wants to see and that we all want to see.” Later this week, Brooklyn came to California to face the Golden State Warriors. The latter came to the game after losing three in a row, which was made more dire as they have also lost Draymond Green to an indefinite suspension.


Nets: At Utah on Monday night before returning home. Warriors: At Portland on Sunday to complete the home-road back-to-back.