NBA wrap: Warriors top Trail Blazers with onslaught of scoring despite bizarre ejection

The Warriors handled the Trail Blazers this time by beating them 115-105 on Saturday.

Andre Iguodala has received constant praise for his basketball IQ, but was ejected after he threw the ball deep into the stands just before the halftime buzzer. Nevertheless, the Warriors’ top weapons all came to play.

Klay Thompson led the way for the Dubs, scoring 32 points. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry contributed 25 points apiece.

Damian Lillard did all he could to keep Portland competitive. He poured in 40 points in a losing effort. 

Golden State snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 24-13 while the Blazers dropped to 20-16.

Studs of the Night

Kemba Walker scored 47 points on 18-of-29 shooting as Charlotte fell short to Washington 130-126.

James Harden recorded his third consecutive 40-point game by scoring 41 against the Pelicans in a 108-104 victory for the Rockets.

Jamal Murray scored 46 points on a career-high nine made 3-pointers to help Denver defeat Phoenix 122-118.

Duds of the Night

Enes Kanter was held scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting in the Knicks’ 129-97 blowout loss to the Jazz.

Kent Bazemore scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting as the Hawks beat the Cavaliers 111-108.


Giannis Antetokounmpo had one dunk blocked earlier on, but returned with a vengeance to punish the Nets at the rim with this slam in the Bucks’ 129-115 win.

Jayson Tatum reached back with perfect timing to convert this put-back dunk in the Celtics’ 112-103 win against the Grizzlies.

What’s Next?

Thunder (22-12) at Mavericks (16-18) 7 p.m. ET — Oklahoma City and Dallas will play each other two more times before 2019 is up. The Mavericks beat a Russell Westbrook-less Thunder team 111-96 in their first meeting this season behind a game-high 22 points from rookie sensation Luka Doncic. Now Doncic will have to match up with a legitimate superstar for 94 feet.