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Curry, Golden State boost perfect start to 20-0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TSX) -- Guard Stephen Curry erupted for 40 points in his annual homecoming, scoring the final 24 points of the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors remained perfect with a 116-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Wednesd...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TSX) - Guard Stephen Curry erupted for 40 points in his annual homecoming, scoring the final 24 points of the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors remained perfect with a 116-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night.
The Warriors (20-0) were in control throughout, racing to a 28-13 lead midway through the first quarter and building the lead to as many as 26 in the second half.
Curry, who grew up in Charlotte and played collegiately at nearby Davidson, finished 14 of 18 from the field and eight of 11 from 3-point range. He had just 12 points at halftime, and then exploded for 28 third-quarter points, including the Warriors' last 24 over the final 4:55 of the period. He hit four 3-pointers in the final 1:53 of the third.
He then sat out the entire fourth quarter with the game well in hand.
The Warriors also got 21 points from guard Klay Thompson, including 15 in the first quarter. They shot 52.3 percent from the field for the game and were 16 of 34 from 3-point range.
The 20-0 start for the Warriors is the longest streak to open a season in NBA history.
The Hornets (10-8) shot just 37.2 percent from the field.

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