Super Steph Curry's 38 points helps Golden State Warriors see off Washington Wizards

Press Association Sport 11:25 25/01/2019
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Steph Curry was the star of Golden State Warriors' win.

Steph Curry celebrated his selection in the NBA All-Star game with 38 points as the Golden State Warriors saw off the Washington Wizards 126-118.

It was the Warriors’ ninth-straight victory as they cemented their position on top of the Pacific Division.

Kevin Durant, also in the All-Star side, added 21 while Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 27 points.

Russell Westbrook had a triple-double – 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists – as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116.

Devin Booker scored 27 points but it was not enough as the Phoenix Suns went down 120-106 to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Suns were looking for their first win in six, but Portland dominated in the second half to pull away to sit three games behind division leaders the Denver Nuggets.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves outscored the Los Angeles Lakers 36-23 in the final quarter in their 120-105 win.

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will spar off as captains for the NBA’s All-Star game in February.

Booker's 27 points were not enough to prevent a loss for the Suns,

Booker’s 27 points were not enough to prevent a loss for the Suns,

The starters for the clash between the Western and Eastern conferences was made on Thursday, with James selected for the 15th-straight season.

Joining the former Cleveland Cavalier, now a Los Angeles Laker, will be Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry (both Golden State Warriors) and James Harden (Houston Rockets).

They will face the Eastern team comprising Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) and Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks).

Selections were made using a mixture of public voting as well as polls of the media and players themselves and the full rosters will be unveiled after a draft on February 7.

The game at the Spectrum Centre, Charlotte, will be Durant’s 10th consecutive appearance at an All-Star game, while Harden will play his seventh and Curry his sixth game.

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