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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry made a pull-up jumper with 1.5 seconds remaining to cap a sensational fourth quarter, rallying the Golden State Warriors from 18 points down to beat the Dallas Mavericks 95-93 on Wednesday night.
Curry scored 16 of his 33 points in the final period. He finished with nine assists, four rebounds and another big shot in a young career already full of them.
With the clock winding down, Curry dribbled on the perimeter, came off a screen and faked a shot to send Shawn Marion jumping past him. Curry then made a 19-footer to give Golden State the lead for good.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and the Utah Jazz halted a four-game skid, cruising to a 122-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
The Jazz led by 24 points heading into the fourth quarter, five points more than their previous largest lead after a quarter this season.
Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward scored 17 points apiece for the Jazz, who established season highs for assists (35) and points scored. Utah, which has the NBA's worst record (5-20), shot 54 percent and scored more than 100 points for just the sixth time this season.
NEW YORK -- The huge lead was gone and the New York Knicks were in danger of a loss that would have hurt far more than their two straight blowouts.
"From a mental standpoint if this game would have got away from us ain't no telling what would have happened," Carmelo Anthony said.
It didn't thanks to Amare Stoudemire's biggest moment of the season.
NEW ORLEANS -- It's a good thing for the New Orleans Pelicans that Ryan Anderson doesn't let an off night stop him from unleashing long-range shots with the game on the line.
Anderson shook off some unusually poor shooting and hit two clutch 3-pointers in overtime that carried the New Orleans Pelicans to a 111-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
"It's important that I stay aggressive on this team. I think coach has a lot of confidence in me, a lot of faith in me and if I'm passive or if I don't take a shot when I'm open, it could hurt the team," Anderson said. "So when I get an open chance I want to shoot it confidently. ... You can never give up your confidence on the court, no matter how awful the shooting night you have."
MINNEAPOLIS -- Down 19 at home to the struggling Philadelphia 76ers, the Minnesota Timberwolves' season had reached a bit of crossroads as the second quarter opened.
With a brutal trip awaiting, the Wolves simply couldn't afford to drop this one. So they rolled up their sleeves and started chipping away, and the young Sixers let them right back in it.
Kevin Love had 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists and the Timberwolves got solid contributions from their beleaguered bench to beat the 76ers 106-99 on Wednesday night.
MILWAUKEE -- With Tim Duncan rediscovering his shot at the same time the Bucks collectively lost theirs, the result was predictable.
Duncan had 21 points and 16 rebounds while playing just 24 minutes -- single-handedly outscoring the Bucks starters -- and Tony Parker added 15 points in the San Antonio Spurs' 109-77 rout of Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
"I made some early and it helps," said Duncan, who hit 9 of 12 shots in earning his 770th double-double, the most among active players. "My shot's starting to come around a little bit. The first 20 games it hadn't been there, so I hope that it stays with me."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Russell Westbrook is putting to rest any doubts he has recovered from the knee injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the season.
Westbrook scored 27 points and added nine assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 116-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Westbrook's performance against the Grizzlies followed double-doubles Tuesday night in a win over Atlanta (14 points, 11 assists) and Sunday in a victory over Indiana (26 points, 13 assists).
BOSTON -- Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.
The coach who led the Celtics to the 2008 NBA title returned for the first time with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night and beat Boston 96-88. Jamal Crawford scored 21 points, hitting a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart to help the Clippers pull away in the final 3 minutes.
"It was just a really nice day," said Rivers, choking back tears in his postgame news conference. "This is, it's just such a classy place here. ... They cheer for their teams and they love their athletes. The best decision I ever made was 10 years ago, when I decided to come."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Magic coach Jacque Vaughn had been eagerly awaiting the return of Nikola Vucevic to his starting lineup.
The 7-foot center showed why Wednesday night.
Vucevic had a double-double in the first half after missing the last four games with a sprained left ankle, Jameer Nelson had 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
NEW YORK -- While an official announcement has yet to be made, all signs point to the Chicago Bulls inking veteran point guard D.J. Augustin on Thursday.
Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday that Augustin would sign with the Bulls on Thursday after passing a physical, and team personnel at Wednesday's game also were expecting the move to become official.
The Bulls' players were excited about the move as well.