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Celtics deal the Warriors NBA home loss

Press Association logoPress Association 9/03/2017

Boston got back to winning ways in the NBA with a 99-86 victory over Golden State.

The Celtics had lost their last two games but Isaiah Thomas' 25-point haul helped them keep up the pressure on Eastern Conference leaders the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Klay Thompson matched Thomas with 25 points and Steph Curry had 23 as the the Warriors had their two-game winning streak snapped. They still top the league standings.

The San Antonio Spurs made it nine straight with a 114-104 win over the struggling Sacramento Kings.

Manu Ginobili had 19 points and Australian guard Patty Mills had 17 points and a game-high 10 assists for the Spurs as the Kings lost their sixth game in a row.

Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward each scored 23 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 115-108.

James Harden's 35 points came in vain for the Rockets, who remain three games above Utah in the Western Conference standings.

John Wall scored 30 points to help the Washington Wizards to a 123-113 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Gary Harris top-scored for Denver with 26 points but the Wizards made it nine victories from their last 12 on the road.

Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points as the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a third-quarter deficit to beat the New York Knicks 104-93 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-91 on the back of 29 points from Karl-Anthony Towns.

The Toronto Raptors emerged with a 94-87 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, the Indiana Pacers won 115-98 against the Detroit istons and Dennis Schroder scored 31 points as the Atlanta Hawks saw off the Brooklyn Nets 110-105.

The Orlando Magic beat the Chicago Bulls 98-91 and the Miami Heat got the better of the Charlotte Hornets 108-101.

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