OAKLAND — Stephen Curry scored 34 points and the Golden State Warriors extended their record regular-season home winning streak to 50 games with a 121-85 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
Curry shot 8 for 13 from long range and 12 of 20 from the floor overall before sitting out the fourth quarter with his team up big. The reigning MVP hit 3-pointers on three straight possessions late in the first quarter and on two in a row at the end of the third as the Warriors improved to 32-0 at Oracle Arena this season.
Klay Thompson scored 19 points with five 3s and Marreese Speights added 13 with three 3s off the bench as Golden State (61-6) stayed one game ahead of the 1995-96 Bulls’ pace in their record 72-win season.
Carmelo Anthony had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Knicks.
Curry banked in an off-balance 3 as the shot clock expired late in the third, then hit one from the baseline moments later. Already the first player in NBA history with 300 3s during a season, he has 330 with 15 games to go.
Draymond Green, who had a triple-double at New York on Jan. 31 in which he made all nine of his field goals, finished with six points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
During one stretch, the Warriors had four 3s in five trips down the floor late in the first and made eight straight shots to build a commanding lead they never relinquished in a fourth straight victory against the Knicks. Golden State wound up 18 for 37 from deep, 48.6 percent.
With his 1,518th 3 late in the second quarter, Curry moved past Mike Bibby (1,517) for 24th place on the NBA career list.Everything was a first for Golden State a year ago, from winning that elusive championship for the franchise’s first title in 40 years during Kerr’s first season as coach.
All the records this season and pressure to win another trophy while getting every team’s best each night, it can be a tough grind for his team.
“This year feels a little more tiresome,” Kerr said. “It wears you down. … Trying to give them time off at the right time, trying to keep the practices short and sweet and not overwhelming them with too many film sessions and that kind of stuff.”Speights hit two or more 3s in a game for the fifth time in his career and fourth this season.
Golden State plays at San Antonio on Saturday in a back-to-back during a quick three-game road trip and has lost 32 straight there since 1996 — and hasn’t won on San Antonio’s home floor in the regular season since Tim Duncan arrived in the league. The Warriors return for nine of their final 12 games at home.