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January 25, 2013

Westbrook joins Durant as All-Star

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Late-show loss

Stephen Curry had 31 points and seven assists for Golden State in the Warriors’ 104-99 win over the Thunder late Wednesday night.

The Warriors, with one playoff appearance since 1994, are 26-15 and own the fifth-best record in the Western Conference with another 41 games to play. Golden State also is the only team to beat the Thunder, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers this season.

Kevin Durant had 33 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and Kevin Martin scored 16 points for the Thunder, who blew an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter a night after running away with a win at the Los Angeles Clippers. Oklahoma City (33-10) had won seven of eight but still remains at the top of the NBA standings as it continues its west coast swing at Sacramento tonight. They are currently 2-2 on the trip and 6-3 on the second night of back-to-back games this season.

“We could have been much better defensively,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “They made a lot of plays inside the paint but they got a lot of points off of our turnovers, too. We didn't make enough plays down the stretch and they did. They deserved to win this game.”

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