Curry scores 28 points in Warriors' victory over Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 28 points and Andre Iguodala added 20 as the Golden State Warriors matched a franchise record for most wins to start a season with a 100-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Harrison Barnes added 19 points for Golden State, which won its ninth straight to open the season. Curry's was 9 of 21 from the field, but only 3 of 10 from outside the arc. The Warriors finished shooting 41 percent from 3-point range, 11 of 27.

Marc Gasol had 26 points, Zach Randolph added 19 and Tony Allen finished with 15 as the Grizzlies lost their fourth straight.

The game was the first between the teams since the Warriors defeated Memphis 119-69 on Nov. 2, the worst loss in franchise history

Memphis, which trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, was able to fight its way back into the game by reverting to its offensive strength, going inside. Randolph scored 12 points in the third quarter, and Memphis got within 55-53.

But Curry, who connected on a 62-footer at the end of the third quarter in the deciding Game 6 of the conference semifinals between the teams last season, made a 40-footer as the horn sounded at the end of the third quarter Wednesday night. That gave the Warriors a 74-63 lead.

Memphis stayed within single digits in the early stages of the fourth, but consecutive 3-pointers from Klay Thompson and Draymond Green stretched the Golden State lead back to 86-71 with 6:29 left.

That was the last gasp for Memphis, which lost for the sixth time in the last seven regular season games against Golden State.


Warriors: Golden State matched the 9-0 start by the 1960-61 Philadelphia Warriors. .Andrew Bogut, who returned Monday night after missing six games with a concussion, played 15 minutes and finished with three points and seven rebounds. .The Warriors committed a season-high 23 turnovers.

Grizzlies: Mario Chalmers and James Ennis, acquired in a trade with the Miami Heat on Tuesday, were not available. That coupled with three injured players, including forward Brandan Wright, left the Grizzlies with only 10 players dressed out. . Allen's 15 points marked the first time he reached double figures this season.

The Warriors visit Minnesota on Thursday.

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