SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 26 points and the Golden State Warriors held on for their NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season after a 106-103 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
With the game tied at 101 with 51 seconds left, Curry hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to give the Warriors the lead. Rodney Hood scored 14 seconds later to bring the Jazz within one.
After Curry missed a 3-pointer, the Jazz had a chance to take the lead, but Hood missed a 3 from the wing with five seconds left. Curry hit two free throws to seal the victory as Gordon Hayward’s half-courter at the buzzer fell way short. Klay Thompson added 20, including four 3-point baskets.
Hayward led the Jazz with 24 points.
The Warriors have won 23 straight regular-season games dating back to last season.