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Bogut benched as Warriors beat Mavericks

AAP logoAAP 10/11/2016

Klay Thompson has poured in 18 of his 20 points in the first eight minutes as the Golden State Warriors spoiled the return of Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut with a 116-95 shellacking of the undermanned Dallas Mavericks.

"I feel it's coming every game, honestly," Thompson said on Wednesday night.

"I won't let missed shots dictate how hard I play. As long as I play hard, I know I'll be successful. It's that simple."

Australian Bogut, who was dealt to Dallas in a cost-cutting move by Golden State in July, was one of six Mavericks being rested or injured as they dressed just nine players.

Kevin Durant led Golden State with 28 points, Stephen Curry added 24 and Draymond Green had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Warriors used their outside shooting to build a 19-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Barnes scored 25 points to lead Dallas in his first game against the Warriors since leaving as a free agent last summer. But he didn't get nearly enough help.

DeMar DeRozan won a shootout with Russell Westbrook, scoring 37 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 112-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

DeRozan, the NBA's leading scorer with a 34.1 average heading into the game, made 13 of 22 field goals and 11 of 15 free throws.

Westbrook had 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, but he made just nine of 26 shots and committed eight turnovers.

James Harden had a triple-double with 24 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds as Houston made two late defensive stands to hold off San Antonio 101-99.

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points for the Spurs but missed his final two shots, either of which could have tied the game. After Leonard missed a lay-up in the final seconds, LaMarcus Aldridge missed a tip-in attempt at the buzzer.

Blake Griffin had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Chris Paul added 19 points as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled past the Portland Trail Blazers 111-80.

The Clippers stunned Portland from the opening tip, shooting 59 per cent in the first quarter.

They built a 32-point lead in the first half, when Griffin had 17 points.

Los Angeles' bench opened the second quarter on a 14-2 run to go up 50-18 before extending the lead to 61-32 at halftime.

Paul George scored seven of Indiana's 13 points in overtime as the Indiana Pacers beat the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-115 while Carmelo Anthony scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter in New York's 110-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Eric Bledsoe had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to help the Phoenix Suns rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 107-100 while Otto Porter scored a career-high 34 points as the Washington Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics 118-93.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-107, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated Orlando Magic 123-107 and the Charlotte Hornets overcame the Utah Jazz 104-98.

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