Stephen Curry scored 37 points to help the Golden State Warriors earn a 119-107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
It was the sixth straight game in which Curry, 35, scored at least 25 points, and the third straight in which he made six or more three-pointers.
The loss was the fourth straight for the 76ers, who lost Joel Embiid, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player last season, to a knee injury.
He will have a scan after limping in the fourth quarter at California.
Seven-time NBA champion Golden State, including assistant coach Dejan Milojevic has died at 46 this month, they are 12th in the Western Conference with a 20-24 record.
“It’s been an emotional journey for the whole team this year,” Curry said.
“We talked about the injuries we inflicted on ourselves – we lost games we should have won – (and) had some things going on off the field in our family to deal with that.
“There’s still a sense of hopelessness for us. The vibes are as positive as it can be.”
Embiid, who missed the 76ers’ last two games with knee and Achilles soreness, left the Chase Center court after Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga fell on his left knee while contesting a ball coward.
The 76ers are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 29-17 record.
The Boston Celtics let a 20-point lead slip away before rallying to beat the Indiana Pacers 129-124 in Boston.
The Los Angeles Lakers, without an injured Anthony Davis, suffered a second defeat in two days when they lost 138-122 to the Atlanta Hawks, leaving them ninth in the Western Conference.
“We can, on any given night, beat any team in the NBA, and then, on any given night, we can get our ass kicked by any team in the NBA,” he said. Lakers forward LeBron James.
The New York Knicks extended their winning streak to eight games with a 118-103 victory over the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden, while the Toronto Raptors came back from a 16-point deficit in the first half to triumph 118-107 against the Chicago Bulls. .