Jared Dudley

Curry scores 42, Warriors clinch West, NBA's top record

The NBA regular season belongs to the Golden State Warriors — again.

The high-speed Bay Area dynamo needed 42 points from Stephen Curry to hold off the pesky Phoenix Suns 120-111 Thursday night, a victory that ensured Golden State will have the best record in the NBA for the third straight season.

"Yeah, it's impressive," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "We have had a great run."

The Warriors won their season-best 13th straight game, all of them without the injured Kevin Durant.

Getting the top playoff seed was "a goal that we set going into the season," Curry said, "to make sure the regular season mattered for us, to clinch...

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