Warriors prove gap between west and east, Raptors win again


The Golden State Warriors have comfortably beaten two top-four eastern conference sides in as many games following their 125-94 win over the Chicago Bulls.

The 31-point win comes just two days after Monday's 132-98 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Steph Curry was in good form once again, shooting a team-high 25 points, but was well supported by Klay Thompson (20) and Harrison Barnes (19).

Derrick Rose scored a game-high 29 while Jimmy Butler chipped in with 23.

The Toronto Raptors extended their winning streak to six with a 115-109 win over the Boston Celtics, with DeMar DeRozan's 34 points the highlight.

Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 19 points, while Boston's Isaiah Thomas scored a double-double with 21 points and 10 assists.

The Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 123-114 despite Andre Drummond setting an NBA record for missed free throws, missing 23 of 36 attempts, while the New York Knicks needed one period of overtime to beat the Utah Jazz 118-111.

John Wall notched a double-double, scoring 18 points and 10 assists, to help the Washington Wizards to a 106-87 win over the Miami Heat, while the Cavaliers got back on the winner's list with a 91-78 triumph over the Brooklyn Nets.

The Philadelphia 76ers posted just their sixth win of the season - which was the third in their last 10 games - accounting for the Orlando Magic 96-87, as the Dallas Mavericks got the better of the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-94.

The Oklahoma City Thunder secured a sixth-straight win with a 109-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-93, and the Atlanta Hawks got the better of the Portland Trail Blazers 104-98.