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OAKLAND, California (AP) – Golden State’s Klay Thompson hit two late three points and finished with a season-high 30 points to steer the Warriors to a free-scoring 133-120 win against Phoenix on Sunday.
Stephen Curry also had 30 points with five 3s for Golden State, which had to work hard to avoid a second home defeat in the early part of the season, having only lost two total in each of the previous two seasons.
It was even tighter at Oklahoma City, where Serge Ibaka hit a basket with less than a second on the clock to snatch victory for Orlando against his former team, while Cleveland had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to win at home against Charlotte.
The Warriors were guided to victory by the 30-point performances of Thompson and Curry plus 29 from Kevin Durant.
Thompson shot 11 for 18 also with five 3s and scored 14 of his points in the fourth.
Eric Bledsoe and T.J. Warren scored 20 points apiece to lead six players in double figures for the Suns.
Orlando’s Ibaka had a point to prove to the team that traded him in the offseason as he led the Magic to a 119-117 victory at Oklahoma City.
Ibaka scored a career-high 31 points, capped by the game winner.
With the score tied in the final minute, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook missed a jump shot, and Orlando rebounded and called timeout with 11 seconds remaining to set up Ibaka’s winner with 0.4 seconds left.
Westbrook finished with 41 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season and 40th of his career. The Thunder had won on the past 20 occasions when Westbrook tallied a triple-double.
Elfrid Payton scored 23 points for the Magic, who had lost their previous three.
Cleveland’s LeBron James sparked the fourth-quarter comeback that lifted the Cavaliers over Charlotte 100-93.
James scored 11 points in the fourth quarter after a disappointing game up to that point, going 4-of-15 in shooting over the first three quarters.
Channing Frye scored a season-high 20 and James had 19 for the Cavaliers, who kept Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love on the bench in the fourth quarter as coach Tyronn Lue stuck with the group that helped Cleveland take control of the game.