Bucks' Khris Middleton (22) drives the ball against
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson during the
first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday,
March 4, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.
Calif. — Stephen Curry needed just over a minute to turn
a rough shooting night into a good one.
made three straight 3-pointers in a span of 65 seconds in
the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat
the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Wednesday night in their
return from a season-high, six-game road trip.
had arguably one of his worst games of the year
going," coach Steve Kerr said. "But that's Steph.
That's why he's Stephen Curry. I used to watch it with
Michael Jordan. On nights where he missed 10 shots in a
row, when everyone else would just clam up, he just all of
a sudden would find that incredible confidence. It's
unbreakable. Steph has that.
what makes him special."
Green had 23 points and 12 rebounds on his 25th birthday,
Klay Thompson scored 17 points and Shaun Livingston added
16 for the Warriors, who improved to an NBA-best 25-2 at
Bucks' Tyler Ennis, left, shoots against Golden
State Warriors' David Lee (10) during the first half
of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2015,
in Oakland, Calif.
Antetokounmpo and Michael Carter-Williams scored 16 points
each for the Bucks, who have lost six of seven games and
went winless on a four-game road trip.
been a learning experience, a process that a young team is
going through," coach Jason Kidd said. "We're
only going to get better from it."
playing 10 of the previous 11 games on the road, Golden
State was locked in a close game until Curry found his
shooting stroke in the fourth quarter.
missing eight of his first 10 shots, Curry made three in a
row from long range to give Golden State an 85-75 lead.
Curry finished with 19 points and 11 assists and had his
60th career game with at least five 3-pointers and five
assists — 10 more than Ray Allen, who is second on the
NBA career list with 50 of those games.
brought us down," Carter-Williams said. "We
can't have those setbacks. He's an All-Star and we have to
focus on him the whole 48 minutes. We didn't on those
possessions and it hurt us."
followed with a breakaway dunk and Andre Iguodala added
another slam to cap a 14-2 run as the Warriors coasted to
Bucks coach Jason Kidd speaks with Tyler Ennis
during the first half of an NBA basketball game
against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday,
March 4, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.
Warriors went from 13 points up late in the second quarter
to trailing by seven early in the third as Milwaukee used
an 18-0 run spanning halftime to silence the sellout
Iguodala tied the game with a four-point play and Shaun
Livingston hit back-to-back baskets to help Golden State
head into the fourth quarter with a 72-71 lead.
O.J. Mayo sat out for the fourth time in five games
because of a sore right hamstring. ... PF Jared Dudley
moved back into the starting lineup with Ersan Ilyasova
coming off the bench after averaging 15.2 points and 7.4
rebounds in five starts.
Curry missed a technical foul shot early in the fourth
quarter, snapping a streak of 33 straight made free
throws. ... The Warriors had 30 assists, marking the 23rd
time they have reached that in a game this season. Next
most in the league is Atlanta with 12 30-assist games.
State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, shoots against
Milwaukee Bucks' Jerryd Bayless during the second
half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4,
2015, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 102-93.
became the first Warriors player with at least 20 points,
10 rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots and three
steals since Donyell Marshall on March, 10, 2000, against
Seattle. This marked the third straight year the Warriors
won on Green's birthday, but he had just 10 points
combined the previous two years.
usually don't play well on my birthday," Green said.
"I don't know why. The last time I played this well
on my birthday was probably eighth grade."
Warriors went small for the entire fourth quarter, with
the 6-foot-7 Green playing center. Livingston, Curry and
Thompson played a three-guard lineup the final half of the
quarter with Iguodala at power forward.
ball is the way everyone is going and it's good for
us," Kerr said. "We're good at it."
host Washington on Saturday.
host Dallas on Friday.