Curry cooks as Warriors blow out Nets

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Steph Curry emphatically won the battle with Kevin Durant thanks to another three-point shooting clinic as his Golden State Warriors turned a close game into a cakewalk against fellow NBA title fancies Brooklyn Nets.

Curry scored 37 points in just 29 minutes, making nine of 14 from long range in a statement 117-99 win in Brooklyn that improved the Warriors' league-best record to 12-2.

The Nets, now 10-5, led early but were blown away in a 35-18 third quarter as Andrew Wiggins (19 points) and Jordan Poole (17) kept the Warriors humming while Curry sat on the bench in foul trouble.

It was the 37th time Curry has made nine three-pointers in a game, three more than the next five players on that list combined.

His former teammate Durant came in leading the league with 29.6 points per game for the Nets but he managed only 19, the first time all season he didn't reach 20.

Durant shot 0-for-8 in the decisive third quarter and finished 6-for-19 after sitting the fourth, the Brooklyn crowd incredibly instigating "MVP! MVP!" chants for Curry while their star man misfired.

Ominously the Warriors' win came still without Klay Thompson, who could be back before Christmas after not playing since tearing his ACL in the 2019 Finals.

Recovering from a subsequent achilles tear suffered one year ago, Thompson has resumed five-on-five training to clear the latest hurdle in his return-to-play program.

Fresh off a career-best nine three-pointers in his previous game, Patty Mills - in his first starting role for the Nets - was kept to just eight points and four assists on three-of-eight shooting while James Harden had 24 points.

Curry joined Ray Allen (2,973) as the second player to reach 2900 career three-pointers when he hit his first early in the first quarter.

Elsewhere Bojan Bogdanovic scored 27 points and Rudy Gobert logged his 11th double-double of the young season as the Utah Jazz snapped out of a mini-funk by dominating the Philadelphia 76ers in a 120-85 victory in Salt Lake City.

Gobert took advantage of the Sixers being without Joel Embiid, who has missed five consecutive games - all losses - because of COVID-19 protocols.

The Jazz centre scored 15 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked four shots while helping Utah win for just the second time in six games.

Boomers veteran Joe Ingles had seven assists, three rebounds and a steal to go with three points on one-of-six shooting.

And fellow Australian Jock Landale was again not activated by Gregg Popovich as his San Antonio Spurs lost 106-92 to Los Angeles Clippers.

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