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Curry and Warriors reach 67 wins

Point guard Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors maintained their winning streak for one more day in the NBA, allowing them to reach 67 wins, just six away from achieving the all-time great mark.
While the Houston Rockets staged the big surprise and comeback of the day with their win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who rested star forward LeBron James.
Curry had 26 points and the Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 102-94.
The Warriors (67-7) earned their fifth straight win and 54th straight on their home field at Oracle Arena.
With their win, the Warriors, who have eight games to play, maintain a one-win lead, surpassing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins in a season.
If the Warriors win six games of the eight that remain, five of them at home, they would have 73 championship wins, one more than the 1995-96 Bulls.
The Warriors must be 6-2 in the remainder of the championship to record a new record.
The Wizards (36-38), penultimate in the Southeast Division and tenth in the Eastern Conference, three games behind the Indiana Pacers, eighth in that group and the last one to qualify for the finals, had shooting guard Bradley Beal as the leader of his attack by getting 17 points.
Shooting guard James Harden scored 27 points for the visiting Rockets who beat the Cavaliers 100-106 after coming back from 20 points in the second half, despite missing 21 personal shots.
The Cavaliers without James are 1-3 this season and 4-13 in the two since he returned to them for a second pro stint.
Base Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers’ attack with 31 points and reserve center Tristan Thompson, who reached 326 consecutive games played -a team record- contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Power forward Kevin Love also got another double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, which did not prevent the Rockets’ comeback.
Power forward Marcus Morris had 24 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-82, who saw an eight-game winning streak stopped.
The Pistons (40-35), with seven wins in the last 10 games, consolidate seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a half-game lead over the Indiana Pacers and 3.5 behind the Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Hornets, tied in fifth place in that group with a record of 43-31.
The Thunder (52-23), who played without forward Kevin Durant and power forward Serge Ibaka, remain prominent leaders in the Northwest Division despite adding their second loss in the last 10 games.
French forward Nicolas Batum had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his second triple-double of the season and led the visiting Hornets to an 85-100 win over the 10-game losing Philadelphia Sixers.
The loss leaves the Sixers (9-65) with 10 in a row and with the possibility of tying the worst record for games lost in a regular season, which is 73, established by another Philadelphia team, the one from the 1972- 73.
Hispanic Montenegrin power forward Nikola Mirotic contributed a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds and the visiting Chicago Bulls defeated the Indiana Pacers 96-98.
With their victory, the Bulls (37-37) added five in the last 10 games and are penultimate in the Central Division and ninth in the Eastern Conference.
Shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 14 points and Spanish center Pau Gasol had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double, the sixth so far in March and the 39th in the championship.
The Pacers (39-35), who lost five in the last 10 games, had forward Paul George as the leading scorer with 20 points and nine rebounds.
Center Ian Mahinmi had 18 points and the two were the only two Pacers players to have double-digit numbers. The team missed all five of their shots in the final two minutes of the game.
Reserve Andrew Nicholson got 24 points and the Orlando Magic took advantage of their status as a local team to beat the Brooklyn Nets 139-105, in the duel of teams that are already eliminated from the final phase.EFE

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