Golden State Warriors won their sixth straight game at home on Monday night despite losing Draymond Green to a foot injury in the second quarter.
Stephen Curry and Alfonzo McKinnie propelled Golden State Warriors to a 117-101 win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies in a 14-point run late in the third quarter.
Klay Thompson scored a game-high 27 points for the Warriors, Durant finished with 22 points and Curry contributed 19 to go with a team-high seven assists for the Warriors in a battle between the NBA’s top scoring offence against its second-leading defence.
Marc Gasol had a near triple-double for Memphis with eight points and game-highs in rebounds (10) and assists (nine).
Seeking to beat the Warriors in their first meeting of the season like they did last year, the Grizzlies led by as many as seven points in the first quarter and six in the second before finishing the half at 58-all.
But the Warriors pulled away after halftime with 34-15 in what was a dominant display in the third quarter running their winning streak to eight games.
At 10-1, the Warriors are off to the second-best start in franchise history behind the team of three years ago that began 24-0. The 1960-61 Philadelphia Warriors were 9-0 before losing four straight.
The Warriors host Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, and the Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets.