UTAH – The Golden State Warriors’ streak just keeps on going.
Stephen Curry scored 10 of his 26 points in the final 6:20 and the Warriors held on for their NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season after a 106-103 victory over the Utah Jazz last night.
With the game tied at 101 with 51 seconds left, Curry hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to give the Warriors the lead, before Rodney Hood scored 14 seconds later to bring the Jazz within one.
After Curry missed a 3-pointer, the Jazz had a chance to take the lead, but Hood missed a trey from the wing with five seconds left.
Curry then hit two free throws to seal the victory, as Gordon Hayward’s half-court heave at the buzzer fell way short.
Klay Thompson added 20, including four three-point baskets.
Hayward led the Jazz with 24 points.
The Warriors have won 23 straight regular-season games dating back to last season.
In other results the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 105-95, the Atlanta Hawks edged Oklahoma City Thunder 106-100, the Chicago Bulls overcame the San Antonio Spurs 92-89 and the Milwaukee Bucks thrashed the Denver Nuggets 92-74.
There were also wins for the Sacramento Kings, who won 112-98 over the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers, who registered a 102-87 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.