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Stephen Curry, Warriors use big second half to beat Knicks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kevin Durant mouthed off to official James Williams, got tossed late and might have cost himself another assist during a career night of dishing out the ball.

''I told him he was wrong,'' Durant said afterward of arguing with Williams in the first half over a carry.

Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to go with seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used a big second half to beat the New York Knicks 123-112 on Tuesday night.

Durant added 14 points, a career-high 14 assists and two blocks before his ejection with 2:50 left for a second technical. Zaza Pachulia added 13 points in Golden State's seventh straight victory in the series.

''Second half, his whole thing was like he's trying to get me. ... He was searching for me, he's looking to try to tech me up to get me back because he's still got his feelings hurt from the first half,'' Durant said. ''That's what's been going on around the league the whole year, a bunch of that.

''I gotta keep my head a little bit but I was upset. I'm a human being, too, I get upset,'' Durant added.

Curry made 8 of 15 from deep while sporting sneakers featuring the faces of his daughters Riley and Ryan and the message ''I can do all things.''

''I had those in my closet for a while and it's actually something with (Under Armour) you can obviously design your shoes so I did it a long time ago,'' Curry said. ''Just walked by `em today and was like, `all right, let me go back and rock the Curry 1s with my daughters on the side to give me a little inspiration.' It's nice being home and all that kind of stuff.''

The Warriors bounced back from Saturday's eight-point defeat at Houston to improve to 10-0 following a loss this season.

Michael Beasley scored 21 points and Courtney Lee contributed 20 as New York lost for the third time in four games and sixth in eight.

''We got lucky a little bit in the first half,'' Lee said. ''They were missing a lot of opens shots, and then in the second half those shots that they were missing went down and we weren't able to get stops and get out and convert on those opportunities.''

The Warriors opened the third on a 16-9 burst to lead for the first time all night, then went on to score 100 or more points for a 14th straight game.

Draymond Green had 12 points, six assists and five rebounds as the Warriors finished with 40 assists.

Curry and Thompson shot a combined 4 for 16 in the first half, including 2 of 10 on 3s, before Curry found his stroke and wound up 9 for 19 overall in his 14th 30-point performance of the season. Thompson struggled to nine points on 4-for-10 shooting, missing all three of his 3-point tries.

The Knicks made 11 of their initial 20 shots while the Warriors began 8 of 18 and 1 for 8 from behind the arc to fall behind 29-19 - Curry missed four of his first five field goals.

Andre Iguodala, who had dealt with a bruised left calf that kept him out the previous two games, returned to the Warriors rotation and scored five points in 20 minutes off the bench.

ALL KINDS OF ALL-STARS

Green and Thompson were named All-Star reserves, joining Curry - a captain - and Durant.

The Warriors became the first team in NBA history to have four All-Stars in back-to-back seasons. It will be the ninth time in NBA history that a team has had four All-Stars play in the game.

''For us to all go is pretty special,'' Thompson said. ''First time in NBA history to have four guys go two years in a row is incredible.''

Golden State had the same four All-Stars a year ago.

''I'm proud of them, amazing to have four All-Stars two years in a row,'' Kerr said. ''We're obviously really lucky to have these guys all together at once on the roster. What I love is they're so unselfish, they play together so well. That's why they're all All-Stars. It wouldn't work if they were selfish and looking for their own shot, looking for their own points.''

TIP-INS

Knicks: F Kristaps Porzingis was held out with left knee irritation. ... The Knicks dropped to 3-7 on the road vs. the Western Conference. ... New York's 14 turnovers led to 16 Golden State points.

Warriors: Durant notched his 16th career double-double of points and assists. ... Rookie Jordan Bell missed his second straight game with inflammation in his left ankle. ... Golden State's winning streak vs. the Knicks is its longest since a nine-game unbeaten run against New York from November 1963-November 1964. The Warriors have won 24 of the last 30 in the series.

QUOTEABLE

Three years after Thompson's 37-point quarter on Jan. 23, 2015, against the Kings, Kerr recalled the moment.

''It was almost surreal, the frenzy. It was the combination of Klay going crazy and licking his chops and his teammates and the joy that they had for him and with him,'' Kerr said. ''They were just hunting shots for him. It was like a pack of hyenas.''

UP NEXT

Knicks: At Denver on Thursday night continuing a seven-game road trip.

Warriors: Host Timberwolves on Thursday night looking for a fourth straight home win in the series and third overall.

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Key Players
T. Hardaway Jr.
3 SF
S. Curry
30 PG
32.8 Min. Per Game 32.8
27.4 Pts. Per Game 27.4
6.5 Ast. Per Game 6.5
5.2 Reb. Per Game 5.2
43.2 Field Goal % 48.8
43.1 Three Point % 49.0
78.8 Free Throw % 91.3
+ 2 Trey Burke made jump shot 0:09
  Out of bounds turnover on Omri Casspi 0:23
+ 2 Willy Hernangomez made dunk, assist by Trey Burke 0:28
  Bad pass turnover on Patrick McCaw, stolen by Willy Hernangomez 0:32
+ 3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Willy Hernangomez 0:45
+ 2 JaVale McGee made alley-oop shot, assist by Kevon Looney 1:06
+ 2 Trey Burke made jump shot 1:27
  Defensive rebound by Ron Baker 1:29
  Omri Casspi missed hook shot 1:33
  Personal foul on Frank Ntilikina 1:44
  Bad pass turnover on Ron Baker, stolen by Kevon Looney 1:47
Team Stats
Points 112 123
Field Goals 43-83 (51.8%) 46-83 (55.4%)
3-Pointers 9-22 (40.9%) 13-30 (43.3%)
Free Throws 17-19 (89.5%) 18-20 (90.0%)
Total Rebounds 41 40
Offensive 6 3
Defensive 32 33
Team 3 4
Assists 28 40
Steals 4 6
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 13 12
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 2 2
21 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
32 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Knicks 21-27 31292626112
home team logo Warriors 38-10 21373728123
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 21-27 107.3 PPG 45.4 RPG 18.8 APG
home team logo Warriors 38-10 118.6 PPG 45.6 RPG 29.2 APG
Key Players
M. Beasley PF PPG RPG APG FG%
S. Curry PG 29.5 PPG 5.0 RPG 6.1 APG 51.5 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Beasley PF 21 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
S. Curry PG 32 PTS 6 REB 7 AST
51.8 FG% 55.4
40.9 3PT FG% 43.3
89.5 FT% 90.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Beasley 35 21 4 4 0 0 0 4 8/15 0/1 5/5 1 3 33 -8
C. Lee 38 20 5 2 1 0 1 2 8/13 2/6 2/4 1 4 29 -10
E. Kanter 25 16 9 5 0 0 3 5 6/12 0/0 4/4 1 8 32 -8
J. Jack 28 13 2 6 1 0 2 2 4/9 3/3 2/2 0 2 26 -11
T. Hardaway Jr. 34 11 5 4 0 0 1 1 4/12 1/6 2/2 0 5 23 -18
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Beasley 35 21 4 4 0 0 0 4 8/15 0/1 5/5 1 3 33 -8
C. Lee 38 20 5 2 1 0 1 2 8/13 2/6 2/4 1 4 29 -10
E. Kanter 25 16 9 5 0 0 3 5 6/12 0/0 4/4 1 8 32 -8
J. Jack 28 13 2 6 1 0 2 2 4/9 3/3 2/2 0 2 26 -11
T. Hardaway Jr. 34 11 5 4 0 0 1 1 4/12 1/6 2/2 0 5 23 -18
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Thomas 20 8 5 0 0 0 0 1 3/7 2/4 0/0 1 4 13 -8
W. Hernangomez 17 8 3 5 1 0 2 0 3/4 0/0 2/2 1 2 20 +3
F. Ntilikina 19 6 2 1 0 0 1 3 3/7 0/1 0/0 1 1 9 0
T. Burke 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 6 +7
D. McDermott 11 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 1 3 -3
J. Noah 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 -6
R. Baker 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 +7
K. O'Quinn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porzingis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dotson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 112 38 28 4 0 13 20 43/83 9/22 17/19 6 32 197 -55
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Curry 33 32 6 7 0 0 1 2 9/19 8/15 6/6 0 6 51 +4
K. Durant 32 14 4 14 2 2 5 3 4/10 2/5 4/4 1 3 45 +10
Z. Pachulia 14 13 4 0 1 0 1 1 5/6 0/0 3/3 0 4 17 +3
D. Green 32 12 5 6 1 1 1 2 5/9 2/3 0/0 0 5 30 +11
K. Thompson 34 9 2 4 0 0 0 2 4/10 0/3 1/2 0 2 19 +25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Curry 33 32 6 7 0 0 1 2 9/19 8/15 6/6 0 6 51 +4
K. Durant 32 14 4 14 2 2 5 3 4/10 2/5 4/4 1 3 45 +10
Z. Pachulia 14 13 4 0 1 0 1 1 5/6 0/0 3/3 0 4 17 +3
D. Green 32 12 5 6 1 1 1 2 5/9 2/3 0/0 0 5 30 +11
K. Thompson 34 9 2 4 0 0 0 2 4/10 0/3 1/2 0 2 19 +25
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. West 15 12 4 4 0 0 0 0 5/6 0/0 2/2 0 4 24 +16
S. Livingston 12 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 4/8 0/0 1/1 0 2 14 +14
K. Looney 15 8 4 2 1 0 0 2 4/5 0/0 0/0 1 3 17 +2
N. Young 16 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2/5 1/4 0/0 0 0 5 -12
A. Iguodala 20 5 3 2 0 0 1 3 2/2 0/0 1/2 0 3 11 +2
J. McGee 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 2 -7
P. McCaw 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 -6
O. Casspi 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 -1 -7
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Cook - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 123 36 40 6 3 12 16 46/83 13/30 18/20 3 33 236 +55