NBA: Stephen Curry hits 40 points in Golden State Warriors win over Cleveland Cavaliers

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Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including 20 in the fourth quarter, to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89.

The Warriors started the fourth quarter 13 points behind, but Curry’s streak saw them beat Cleveland 36-8 in 12 minutes to secure the road victory.

Curry’s team have the best record in the NBA, with 13 wins and two losses.

“He’s one of the best players in football history,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

“He’s still able to catch fire like that. As incredible as it can be, he didn’t surprise me because that is what he does.”

Stephen Curry made nine of 16 three-point attempts and beat former teammate Kevin Durant to lead the league in points per game this season, averaging 29.5 points in 15 games.

He was also playing with a sustained contusion to his left hip in Tuesday’s win over the Brooklyn Nets and will now have an “assessment” to see if he can play against the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

On the flip side, Jimmy Butler scored 32 points to lead the Miami Heat to an impressive 112-97 victory over the Washington Wizards.

The Heat have won four straight games to win the Eastern Conference with an 11-5 record.

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Denver Nuggets 103-89 to end a five-game losing streak.

The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-108, the Minnesota Timberwolves took a 115-90 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, while the Utah Jazz beat the Toronto Raptors 119-103.

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