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  • Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork. Walt Tkaczuk Jersey .com) - A rare Saturday matinee and a trip to American Airlines Center wasnt enough to slow down the best team in basketball. Three Warriors scored 20-plus points for the first time this season and Golden State extended its franchise-best win streak to 15 with a wire-to-wire 105-98 road victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Steph Curry scored a game-high 29 points, Klay Thompson had 25 and Draymond Green netted 20 for the Warriors, who last had three players drop 20 points or more on April 1, 2013, in a 122-120 win over the Mavs. 15 wins in a row, its hard to fathom, said Thompson. This is a special group. The Warriors improved to 20-2 on the season. They havent lost since Nov. 11. Monta Ellis led Dallas with 24 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 23. Richard Jefferson, in his first start of the season, added 13 points and 13 rebounds. I love Jefferson, I love the way he plays, offered Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. He plays with a lot of force. The 3s were falling early for Golden State. Thompson hit a pair and Curry drained a stepback to help the Warriors to a 15-5 lead less than four minutes in. The lead kept growing, with Curry following his deep 3 with a no-look pass to Shaun Livingston for a layup that pushed the spread to 30-13. Curry put the finishing touches on a dominant first quarter with an acrobatic lefty layup in transition and a corner 3 with under a minute to play. His stepback 3-point try at the buzzer missed short, but he still dropped 13 and the Warriors led 39-18. Weve got to be all there from the very beginning until the very end, said Carlisle. The first quarter did us in. The lead grew to 28 before a mini rally late in the half had Dallas within 22, 66-44, at halftime. An 11-1 Dallas run made things interesting early in the third. Tyson Chandlers alley-oop from Ellis near the midpoint of the period had Dallas within 13 before a 3 1/2 minute scoring drought plagued the hosts. Green made five free throws and Curry got a runner to fall as Golden State restored its 20-point lead. The Warriors went cold late in the game, and Brandan Wright scored seven of Dallas points during a 11-0 run that made it 100-92. After Thompson made two free throws, Ellis hit a 3 and Dallas was within seven. But it was too little too late. Currys free throws with 39 seconds left proceeded a Jae Crowder missed 3-pointer, as the Warriors held on. Game Notes Golden State is the 12th team in NBA history to start 20-2 and first since the 2008-09 Celtics ... The Warriors have held every opponent under 50 percent shooting this season ... Green had one 20-point game in his first two NBA seasons. He has five already in 2014-15 ... Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons missed the game with lower back soreness ... Dallas shot 5-for-25 from behind the arc. Filip Chytil Jersey .C. - The Panthers will be without starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei for Saturday nights NFC divisional playoff game against Seattle after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his foot. Ron Greschner Jersey .Stanton suffered fractures in his face and other injuries when he was hit by a pitch Sept. 11. The Marlins are confident hell fully recover and be ready for spring training, and they hope to reach a long-term agreement with him.IRVING, Texas - All signs point to DeMarco Murray playing for Dallas against Indianapolis despite the NFL rushing leaders broken left hand.Murray was listed as questionable Friday a few hours after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show that the team should be able to count on him playing.The fourth-year back went through individual drills Wednesday before expanding his role in workouts Thursday and Friday. He says he will ultimately decide whether to play on Sunday.People deal with injuries all the time, so youve got to be able to fight through the pain, Murray said Thursday. These are some important games that weve got coming up, and I know how important they are. We know how important they are.The NFC East-leading Cowboys (10-4) can wrap up a playoff berth if they beat the Colts (10-4) and Philadelphia loses to Washington. But Dallas could miss the post-season with a loss in one of two remaining games if the Eagles beat the Redskins and New York Giants.Murray, injured late in last weeks win at Philadelphia that gave the Cowboys the division lead, has 1,687 yards rushing and needs 87 to break all-time NFL rushing leader Emmitt Smiths franchise record of 1,773.Rookie right guard Zack Martin didnt practice all week because of an ankle injury, but Jones was optimistic about him playing.With what we did yesterday in practice, Murray and Martin, Im pretty positive about haviing the ability to play them and to getting that decision, Jones said. Phil Esposito Jersey. Both of those guys, you should be able to count on.Jones indicated right tackle Doug Free wouldnt be available as he battles injuries to his left foot and ankle. Free missed three games earlier this season with a broken right foot.Murray had a large wrap on his hand Tuesday, the day after surgery to repair the bone above his left ring finger. But the wrap was significantly smaller Wednesday, and he said he did a lot more in practice a day later.This guy is like, theres nothing to hold this guy from doing anything, play caller Scott Linehan said. Hes one of the great competitors Ive been around.Murray missed at least two games each of his first three seasons with injuries. He sat out the final three games his rookie year with a broken ankle, missed six games with a sprained foot in 2012 and two more last year with a sprained knee. But now he has a 22-game starting streak, easily the longest of his career.Im competitive, very competitive person, and I want to help this team out as much as I can, said Murray, who has tied Smiths franchise record with 11 100-yard games this season. Whatever that portrays me doing come Sunday, then well see from there.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler ' ' '
      July 24, 2019 8:45 AM CEST
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