OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 33 points in his return from an ankle injury and the Golden State Warriors tied an NBA record by winning their 44th straight regular-season home game, 121-106 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Five days after tying an NBA record with 12 3-pointers in an overtime win at Oklahoma City, Curry went 5-of-15 from long range in the rematch. But he got more than enough help from his bench to help the Warriors (55-5) tie one record set by Chicago as they chase the Bulls’ single-season mark for victories.
The Bulls won 44 consecutive home games from March 30, 1995, until April 4, 1996. That helped them set the record with 72 wins in 1995-96, a mark the Warriors remain on pace to surpass after beating the Thunder for the third time in as many tries this season.
Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 22 and Serge Ibaka added 20 for the Thunder, who have lost six of eight since the All-Star break.
Klay Thompson scored 21 for the Warriors, and Shaun Livingston had 11 points and eight…