Stephen Curry scored 37 points as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets (NBA outright – Warriors 6/1, Nets 5/2F) 117-99 to solidify their lead in the NBA’s Western Conference.
In arguably the biggest match of the season so far, it was the Warriors who won to improve their record for this season to 12-2.
Curry was the star of the show as he scored nine three-pointers and became just the second player to pass 2,900 regular-season three-pointers after Ray Allen, who tops the list with 2,973.
The Nets were below their best but are still in a good position in the Eastern Conference, as they sit third with a 10-5 record.
“We’re a good team and we’re off to a great start. We’re building our identity and chemistry,” said Curry.
“It’s a great defensive team that can also put the ball in the basket obviously.”
Elsewhere on Tuesday night, Paul George’s 34-point haul helped the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA outright 16/1) defeat the San Antonio Spurs 106-92.
Reggie Jackson also added 21 points for the Clippers, who have won eight of their nine games this month.
The Philadelphia 76ers were well beaten by Utah Jazz 120-85 as Joe Embild missed his fifth consecutive game due to Covid-19 protocols.
On Wednesday evening, the Nets will have an immediate chance to return to winning ways when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (Match Betting – Nets 1/6, Cavaliers 4/1), who are 9-6 this season.
Washington Wizards, top of the Eastern Conference, take on the Charlotte Hornets (Match Betting – Hornets 7/10, Wizards 23/20) as they seek their 11th win of the season.
Defending champions Milwaukee Bucks are also hoping to get back to winning ways after two straight losses as they face the Los Angeles Lakers (Match Betting – Bucks 3/10, Lakers 5/2).