Warriors down Lakers in historic 3-point shooting game


The Golden State Warriors unleashed a barrage of three-pointers to overwhelm the short-handed Lakers 134-120 on the road.

The Warriors poured in 26 three-pointers from 41 attempts outside the arc, with Stephen Curry posting a perfect 6-of-6 from long range in a 23-point haul.

Klay Thompson added five three-pointers while even Draymond Green cut loose with five threes against a Lakers team missing the injured Anthony Davis.

LeBron James led the Lakers scoring with 33 points while Austin Reaves added 22 and Rui Hachimura 20.

In other Western Conference action, the Phoenix Suns were bumped out of the automatic playoff spots into seventh place after suffering a 105-92 defeat at home to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The New Orleans Pelicans leapfrogged over the Suns into sixth place in the West after their 110-100 defeat of the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Philadelphia 76ers’ resurgence since Joel Embiid’s return from injury continued as they bagged a sixth straight win in a 120-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Embiid finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to leave the Sixers on 45-35, just behind the sixth-placed Indiana Pacers (46-34).

Both teams have two regular-season fixtures remaining.

Sixers coach Nick Nurse said Embiid was still working his way back to full fitness.

“I think he’s still got some work to do on it,” Nurse said. “But we’re getting there. We’re just slowly inching him up the ladder, just a little bit more each game.”

In Charlotte, Luka scored a 39-point triple-double as the Dallas Mavericks’ hot streak continued with a 130-104 road win over the Hornets.

The Mavericks improved to 49-30 to remain in fifth place in the Western Conference.

Daniel Gafford had 26 points for the Mavs while Kyrie Irving added 18 as Dallas cruised to victory.