Warriors win again, Rockets rally past Cavs

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The Golden State Warriors closed in on the Chicago Bulls' record as the Houston Rockets claimed an important NBA win.

The Warriors improved to 67-7 thanks to a 102-94 victory against the Washington Wizards at Oracle Arena.

They closed in on the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' 72-win record as Stephen Curry (26 points) and Draymond Green (15 points and 16 rebounds) starred.

With the victory, they extended their regular-season home winning streak to 54 games.

The Rockets' fight for a play-off spot continued with a comeback 106-100 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James Harden (27 points) led the response as the Rockets overcame a 20-point deficit against the Cavs, who were without LeBron James.

Kyrie Irving had a game-high 31 points but his team were unable to stop the Rockets, who are eighth in the Western Conference.

The Oklahoma City Thunder had their eight-game winning streak snapped after an 88-82 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka were rested and the Thunder punished, with Andre Drummond (13 points and 15 rebounds) having another double-double.

Jimmy Butler made a jump shot with 3.7 seconds remaining as the Chicago Bulls ended a four-game losing run with a 98-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

The Orlando Magic thrashed the Brooklyn Nets 139-105 and the Charlotte Hornets crushed the lowly Philadelphia 76ers 100-85.