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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have extended the greatest start in NBA history, improving to 27-1 with a 103-85 pounding of Utah. Klay Thompson finished with 20 points and Draymond Green added 15, nine rebounds and six assists in the Warriors' third straight win. Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry contributed 16 points and nine assists as Golden State improved to 13-0 at home.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers fell to a ridiculous 1-30 on the season and suffered their 18th consecutive road loss dating to last season. Giannis Antetokounmpo (gee-AH'-nihs an-to-toh-KAHN'-poh) drained his first 11 shots and finished with 22 points as Milwaukee dealt the Sixers their 12th straight loss, 113-100. Khris Middleton added 21 points on 8 of 9 shooting to help the Bucks add to the 76ers' season-long woes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki passed Shaquille O'Neal for sixth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list while delivering 22 points in the Dallas Mavericks' 119-118 win at Brooklyn. Nowitzki entered the night nine points behind O'Neal, who scored 28,596 in his career. Wilt Chamberlain is fifth with 31,419 points.
UNDATED (AP) — Boise State and Georgia Southern earned bowl victories on Wednesday. Jeremy McNichols had 189 total yards and scored the first of his three touchdowns just 58 seconds into Boise's 55-7 pounding of Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego. Georgia Southern easily won the GoDaddy Bowl as Favian Upshaw ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles' 58-27 dismantling of Bowling Green.
HONOLULU (AP) — The third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners blew most of a 16-point, first-half lead before escaping with an 84-81 victory over Hawaii in the Diamond Head semifinals. Buddy Hield (HEE'-uld) shot 5-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 27 points and nine rebounds. Khadeem Lattin produced a career-high 17 points to help the Sooners improve to 10-0.
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