Warriors beat Bucks for third win in a row
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, turns away from Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton, left, Malcolm Brogdon (13) and Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry scored 28 points with six 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors overcame a sluggish start to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-92 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).
Draymond Green added eight points, eight rebounds and 10 assists, Klay Thompson scored 21 points and Matt Barnes made back-to-back three-pointers to spark a big run in the second quarter and help the Warriors complete a season sweep of the Bucks.
Golden State improved to an NBA-best 55-14 with its second straight win by 25 points or more. It was also the Warriors' third consecutive victory overall following a season-high, three-game losing streak.
The win came on the heels of news that All-Star Kevin Durant, out since spraining a knee ligament on Feb. 28 (Mar. 1, PHL time), has progressed to taking jump shots, an encouraging sign for a team trying to hold on to the top spot in the West.