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Curry’s triumphant and historic birthday

Point guard Stephen Curry once again monopolized all the individual prominence in the NBA day and he did it with his Golden State Warriors team that helped him celebrate his 28th birthday with a historic victory and a new record.
The day also left the surprise triumphs of the Utah Jazz and the Chicago Bulls, in addition to the beating of the Houston Rockets against the decimated Memphis Grizzlies.
The Warriors got another mark by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 125-107 with Curry as the protagonist.
The Warriors, with a 60-6 record, became the fastest team to reach 60 wins in NBA history.
Curry once again led the Warriors’ winning, balanced attack by hitting four 3-pointers. He also gave five assists and grabbed five rebounds, which left him ahead of a list of five players who had double-digit numbers.
On his first birthday in the NBA at the age of 23, Curry scored 19 points against the Sacramento Kings, in 2014 for his 26 he celebrated them with 27 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but in both he could not enjoy the victory since the Warriors lost.
Everything changed last night when he contributed a double-double of 25 points and 11 assists that this time allowed the Warriors to win against the New York Knicks.
Physical problems affecting his back did not prevent shooting guard Rodney Hood from scoring 28 points and becoming the leader of the winning attack for the Jazz, who beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-85.
Hood’s work had even more merit because he did it when the Jazz, who are fighting to be in the final phase, needed him most when they had to play the game against the leaders of the Eastern Conference, who arrived without their leading scorer Gordon Hayward , injured, who missed his first game of the season.
Despite the loss, the Cavaliers continue to stand out as leaders of the Central Division and the Eastern Conference.
Star forward LeBron James, with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds, was the leader of the Cavaliers.
The absences due to injury of the starters, point guard Derrick Rose and Spanish center Pau Gasol, allowed reserve forward Doug McDermott and Spanish-Montenegrin power forward Nikola Mirotic to emerge as key players for the Bulls who won at home (107-109 ) to the Toronto Raptors.
The win was also the Bulls’ ninth straight in road games against the Raptors and helped them drop to 33-32 and get back into the playoff spot by moving into eighth after the Pistons’ loss. Detroit against the Washington Wizards (124-81).
McDermott scored 29 points, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, and led a list of five players who had double-digit numbers, including Mirotic and shooting guard E’Twaun Moore who each scored 17 points.
Lithuanian power forward Donatas Motiejunas and Dominican-born forward Trevor Ariza topped a list of nine Houston Rockets players who had double-digit numbers. The Rockets won 130-81 over the decimated Memphis Grizzlies, who lost the second straight game.
Motiejunas, who had the best game of the season, reached 18 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Ariza had 16 points that allowed the Rockets to have a 54 (46-85) percent of shooting from the field and 49 (16-33) triples.
Rookie forward Justise Winslow scored a career-high 20 points and led the Miami Heat’s balanced, winning attack to a 124-119 win over the Denver Nuggets.
The combination of forwards Chandler Parsons and German Dirk Nowitzki (they added 47 points and 16 rebounds) was the key in the attack of the Dallas Mavericks who won 96-107 at home against the Charlotte Hornets.
In other results of the day, the Washington Wizars beat the Detroit Pistons (124-81) and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (107-104). EFE

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