BY ADRIAN STEWART CO
GOLDEN State Warriors leaned on its supporting casts in the endgame to wallop Indiana Pacers, 111-107, in the 2020-2021 NBA season Wednesday at the Bankers Field Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
With the score tied at 91-all, the Warriors leaned on baskets from Brad Wanamaker and Eric Paschall for a 97-92 edge. The Pacers rallied to within 96-97 but baskets from Draymond Green increased the lead to 105-98.
The Pacers made its last push at 105-107 with over a minute remaining but free throws by Stephen Curry and Green preserved the victory for the Golden State.
Curry finished the match with 24 points but only hit one of his 11 attempts from the three-point line to go along with eight rebounds and eight assists for the 18-15 Warriors.
Green flirted with triple-double with 12 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins and Paschall added 17, 15 and 13 markers, respectively, for the Warriors.
Meanwhile, Danilo Gallinari was on fire as Atlanta Hawks (14-18) cruised to a 127-112 victory over Boston Celtics (15-17) at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gallinari drained 10 three-point conversions to finish with 38 points, while Trae Young added 33 markers and John Collins had double-double 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks.
Cleveland Cavaliers (12-21) manhandled Houston Rockets (11-19), 112-96. Jarrett Allen continued his double-double streak for the Cavs with 26 points and 18 rebounds.
Also, Luguentz Dort drained a game-winning triple at the buzzer as the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-19) escaped with a 102-99 victory over San Antonio Spurs (16-12).
GOLDEN STATE 111 – Curry 24, Oubre 17, Wiggins 15, Paschall 13, Green 12, Wiseman 11, Wanamaker 7, Lee 5, Looney 4, Bazemore 3, Toscano-Anderson 0.
INDIANA 107 – Brogdon 24, Sabonis 22, McDermott 15, Turner 14, Lamb 9, McCornell 9, J. Holiday 6, A. Holiday 6, Sumner 2, Bitadze 0.
Quarterscores: 25-22, 56-58, 84-80, 111-107.