Warriors edge Raptors in Stephen Curry's return

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The Golden State Warriors were on a roll early with Steph Curry back from an ankle injury and posted a huge first half to take an 81-54 lead over the Raptors in Toronto.

Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson had 20, fellow MVP award victor Kevin Durant had 15 and Draymond Green had 12 points, eight assists and was an absurd +33 as the visitors built a 26-point lead on a group of Raptors that had just throttled Cleveland and had the East's best home record.

However, the Warriors showed why they have won two of the last three National Basketball Association titles as they held on for victory.

John Wall scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and overtime and added 16 assists as Washington beat visiting Brooklyn after giving back a 23-point lead. "That slowed our pace down and when you're playing against a set defense every time no one is as good as when you can get out in transition and get a couple of easy baskets and then get the flow going".

Curry had averaged 30.2 points per game in 15 career meetings vs. Toronto heading in, the most by any player, ahead of Allen Iverson (29.7) and LeBron James (27.6). Jonas Valanciunas's dunk pulled the Raptors to within 94-83 with 3:16 remaining but Golden State ended the quarter on an 11-2 run. The Raptors have dropped two of three.

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"Well we don't know what we're doing". "You don't win the championship in June, you win the championship from September to May, June, and then you've got to enjoy the process, embrace it and try to get better every time we step on the floor".

The Lakers (15-27) trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter but battled back for their season-high fourth straight win, and their first win in Dallas since February 24, 2013.

BULLS 107, PISTONS 105: Zach LaVine scored 14 points in his first game in 11 months, rookie Lauri Markkanen added 19 points and Chicago won at home.

Oklahoma City trailed by three entering the fourth quarter, but its bench helped open a double-digit lead as Charlotte shot 5-of-21 from the field over the final 12 minutes.

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