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Warriors tie Bulls all-time record

The Golden State Warriors tied another historical mark, so far held by the Chicago Bulls, by reaching 44 straight wins on their field during the regular season.
The NBA day also saw the triumphs of the division leaders, the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, in addition to the surprise victory of the Sacramento Kings in Dallas, which also broke a streak of 22 consecutive losses on the road against to the Mavericks.
Star point guard Stephen Curry returned after missing a game due to injury and regained his lead status. Curry led the Warriors to a 121-106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, whom they have swept in a three-game series this season.
The victory, the 44th consecutive at their home field in Oakland’s Oracle Arena, allowed them to tie the best mark in NBA history that was held by the Bulls in the 1995-96 season with the legendary Michael Jordan.
The Warriors are 26-0 undefeated at home so far this season, the only team to do so along with the San Antonio Spurs (29-0), both in the Western Conference.
The Bulls won 44 consecutive games at home from March 30, 1995 to April 4, 1996, and now the Warriors could break that mark when they face the Orlando Magic next Monday.
Once again, Durant led the Thunder’s attack by falling short of a triple-double after contributing 32 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
In addition, he did not have good control of the ball either, his great Achilles heel in the individual game, losing it nine times, the second worst mark, just one from tying the worst, which was 10 against the Sacramento Kings on December 6.
Point guard Russell Westbrool reached 22 points, but missed 16 of the 24 field goals he made; he distributed seven assists and grabbed six rebounds without being able to beat Curry and Livingston either when he was on the field.
The combination of forward Kawhi Leonard and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge was once again key in the attack of the Spurs, who also played great defense in the game that won 86-94 away from the New Orleans Pelicans.
Leonard, already the franchise player for the Spurs, contributed 30 points (11-22, 6-10, 0-0) and 11 rebounds, including 10 defensively. He also gave three assists, recovered two balls, lost another two and put two blocks.
The All-Star forward was also responsible for scoring a triple in the last minute of regulation time that decided the victory of the Spurs, the seventh in a row, which consolidates them with the second best record in the Western Conference (52-9).
Aldridge had 26 points and eight rebounds, all of which were defensive.
Shooting guard Dwyane Wade led the Heat’s balanced attack by scoring 27 points that allowed them to easily beat the Phoenix Suns 108-92. The Heat achieved their third straight victory, consolidating them as leaders in the Southeast Division (35-26).
Along with Wade, the Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic vindicated his status as director of the game for the Heat and did so by contributing 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists against his former team.
Reserve center Hassan Whiteside once again led the Heat in the inside game by capturing 11 rebounds. He also scored nine points and put up five blocks.
Puerto Rican shooting guard Devin Booker was once again the only satisfaction the Suns had when they saw how the 19-year-old rookie reached 34 points, including 15 achieved in the fourth period.
Point guard Rajon Rondo contributed a double-double of 18 points and 12 assists on his return to Dallas after having played last season with the Mavericks and allowed the Kings to win on the road (101-104) and cut a 22-game losing streak. against the Texan team.
Center DeMarcus Cousins ​​was also decisive in the inside game by imposing his dominance with a double-double of 22 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks.
Forward Chandler Parsons was once again the leading scorer for the Mavericks with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

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