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Curry, Warriors Beat Boston 124-119 in 2OT, Improve to 24-0

Counting the wins in their final four games last season, the defending NBA champions have taken 28 in a row.

Published: 12th December 2015 03:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2015 03:12 PM   |  A+A-

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots as he is pressured by Boston Celtics guard James Young (13) during an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Curry had 38 points in the 124-119 double-overtime victory. | AP

By AP

BOSTON: Stephen Curry scored 38 points as the Golden State Warriors improved to 24 wins with loss this season by outlasting the Boston Celtics 124-119 in double overtime Friday night.

Counting the wins in their final four games last season, the defending NBA champions have taken 28 in a row. They broke a tie with the 2012-13 Miami Heat for the second-longest winning streak in league history, and now trail only the 33 straight by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72.

Curry made only 9 of 27 shots from the field. But he was 6 for 13 from 3-point range and a perfect 14 of 14 from the free throw line, sinking a pair of foul shots with 13.4 seconds left to give the Warriors a three-point lead.

The Warriors next play on Saturday night at Milwaukee.

In Orlando, Florida, LeBron James had 25 points and eight assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Orlando Magic 111-76.

Timofey Mozgov added 17 points as the Cavaliers beat the Magic for the 12th straight time.

Indiana's Monta Ellis had 24 points, six assists and six steals to help the Pacers down the Miami Heat 96-83 to end a three-game losing streak.

Paul George, the NBA's third-leading scorer, had 23 for the Pacers.

Chris Bosh had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Dwyane Wade had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in Miami's third straight loss.

The Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-95 after Andre Drummond had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Marcus Morris scored 21 points.

The Pistons opened the game on an 11-0 run and built a 24-point lead in the first half.

New Orleans' Tyreke Evans scored 27 points as the Pelicans rallied to edge the Wizards 107-105 and end a seven-game losing streak against Washington, while DeMar DeRozan had 27 points as the Toronto Raptors held off late-charging Milwaukee Bucks 90-83.

In other games, Kemba Walker had 33 points and six assists as the Charlotte Hornets trounced the Memphis Grizzlies 123-99, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Utah Jazz 94-90, the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-108 in overtime, the San Antonio Spurs overcame the Los Angeles Lakers 109-87 and the Portland Trail Blazers were 106-96 winners over the Phoenix Suns.

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