'Splash Brothers', Warriors set record with 27th straight home win

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Warriors Break Record for Consecutive Regular-Season Home Wins

(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors broke the NBA record for consecutive home-court victories Monday night, getting a combined 68 points from backcourt mates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in a hard-earned, 119-113 win over the Orlando Magic.

The Warriors' 27th straight win at Oracle Arena this season was their 45th in a row at home dating back to January 2015, allowing them to surpass the previous record of 44, set by the Chicago Bulls from March 30, 1995, to April 4, 1996.

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Coming off a game in which they combined to shoot 1-for-18 from 3-point range, Curry (7-for-13) and Thompson (5-for-11) combined for 12 treys in helping the Warriors soothe the sting of their 112-95 road defeat to the Los Angeles on Sunday.

The Warriors (56-6) hit 16 of their 35 3-point attempts Monday, outscoring the Magic 48-15 from beyond the arc.

Curry finished with 41 points and Thompson added 27 as the Warriors extended their season-opening streak of not having experienced back-to-back losses to 62 games.

The Warriors are now 15-1 in second game of back-to-back sets this season.

Curry, who poured in 51 points in a 130-114 win at Orlando last month, became the first player in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers when he connected on his sixth of the night, a step-back 24-footer, during a 13-4 flurry late in the third period that put the Warriors in a seemingly commanding position.

Curry (three), reserve Brandon Rush (two) and Thompson (one) combined for six 3-pointers in the first period, during which Golden State built a 13-point lead.

Orlando, who would up taking a sixth consecutive loss to Golden State, got within four on one occasion in the second quarter.

Curry saved some of his best for the end. He had three consecutive Warriors hoops to stave off Orlando's fourth-quarter rally, capped by his seventh 3-pointer to push the Golden State lead to 109-100 with 3:58 to go.

The Magic did make one more push, closing within 111-109 with 1:13 to play on five points from reserve guard Brandon Jennings and from Victor Oladipo.

However, Thompson turned a broken play into his fifth 3-pointer from the right corner with 52.5 seconds left, and the Warriors held on for their record-setting win.

Rush finished with 11 points, Draymond Green had 10 rebounds and nine assists on a one-point night, and Andrew Bogut amassed 10 rebounds, six assists and four points for the Warriors, who were tipping off a six-game homestand.

Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Jennings had 20 points apiece for the Magic, who began a stretch in which they play nine of 11 on the road.

Gordon also had 16 rebounds for Orlando (27-35). The Magic sit five games out of the final playoff spot in the East.

Oladipo added 19 points and Jason Smith 13 for the Magic, who were coming off 102-84 home loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday.


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'Splash Brothers', Warriors set record with 27th straight home win

10th Worst: The Brow

Straight forward and to the point – but where’s the creativity?

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10th Best: Vinsanity, The Truth, Big Ticket, Black Mamba

We reserve this spot for those who are still technically active, but whose personas retired long ago.

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9th Worst: Flash

More akin to the dying Adobe Flash than the speedy superhero The Flash, Dwyane Wade has had more than a few nicknames try and stick -- but we aren’t buying any of them.

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9th Best: Uncle Drew

Kyrie Irving’s commercial-inspired character has turned into quite the persona, and as long as he continues to shine on and off the court, we’re willing to keep calling him ‘Uncle Drew.’

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8th Worst: Polish Hammer

This just sounds strange.

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8th Best: Splash Bros & House of Guards

Another shared spot –- this one being a tie between two fantastic monikers for the two best backcourts in the NBA.

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7th Worst: Will the Thrill

A recent (and very flat) dunk contest appearance by Will Barton has us already sick and tired of trying to make this one work. Sorry, Will, it’s not happening. Try “Barton Fink” next time?

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7th Best: Birdman

Once Shaq started shouting his name out loud, we could not help but do it too. BIRDMAN BIRDMAN.

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6th Worst: Superman

You just can’t force something like this, and that’s exactly what Dwight Howard did for years. 

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6th Best: Maple Jordan

This little-known but amazing nickname needs to blow up. It just has to.

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5th Worst: S.T.A.T (Standing Tall And Talented)

This is not a shortened version of his name, this is actually a really lame acronym that Amar'e made up. No, really.

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5th Best: Video Game Dame

A very underrated nickname, Lillard pulls off moves that can only be done in NBA2K, hence the moniker ‘Video Game Dame.’

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4th Worst: Gold Dragon

See “Polish Hammer.” This one just sounds strange.

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4th Best: King James

Classic, but tough to argue with. Not to mention, something that's stuck for more than a dozen years.

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3rd Worst: CP3/D12/KP6

Can we stop the lazy and uninspiring trend of just simply taking someone’s initials and/or jersey number and making that a nickname? No other sport does this, and for good reason. It’s dumb.

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3rd Best: Dr. Doom

Here is the pitch for this one: a tall super genius from eastern Europe comes and takes over New York, becoming a worldwide sensation, and is feared by his rivals. Sound familiar?

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2nd Worst: Swaggy P

Let us repeat: Do. Not. Try. To. Create. Your. Own. Nickname. Especially here, where the “P” doesn’t stand for anything logical.

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2nd Best: Slim Reaper

Despite Kevin Durant not accepting this as his official nickname, it’s still amazing.

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The Worst: The Servant

In an interview, he said he wanted to be called “The Servant," because of his selflessness as a teammate. This not only breaks the golden rule of coming up with your own nickname, but it’s also a pathetic attempt. Just stick to “Durantula” or “Slim Reaper.” Those are monumentally better, Kevin.

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The Best: Greek Freak

We stopped calling him by his real name. That’s how good (and convenient) this nickname is. He is just the Greek Freak now, plain and simple.

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