NEW YORK — Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 in the third quarter, when the Golden State Warriors ran another opponent off the floor on their way to a 125-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.

Kevin Durant added 22 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by one at halftime before outscoring New York 39-18 in the third to end things early.

The Warriors improved to 3-0 since the All-Star break and beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time, one shy of their longest winning streak in the series. They won nine straight in 1963-64.

A night shy of the five-year anniversary of Curry’s 54-point Madison Square Garden masterpiece, the Warriors showed how many weapons they have around him now, making 15 3-pointers and putting six players in double figures.

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 23 points and Trey Burke had 18 for the Knicks.

The third quarter has been when the Warriors separate themselves from opponents, having outscored teams by more than 10 points in that period in 21 of their 61 games.

This onslaught started innocently enough, with Draymond Green banking in a 3-pointer. Curry and Thompson followed with much prettier ones, and when JaVale McGee followed with a basket it was an 11-0 start to the second half and a double-digit lead in about 2 minutes.

The highlight show continued from there, with center Zaza Pachulia dribbling behind his back to lead a fast break and Curry converting a four-point play for a 20-point bulge later in the period.

Mudiay had 13 points in the first seven minutes and 14 in the first quarter to lead all scorers and give the Knicks a 39-37 edge.

LAKERS 123, HAWKS 104: Brandon Ingram had 21 points and 10 rebounds at Atlanta, leading nine scorers in double figures as Los Angeles won its third straight.

Julius Randle added 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Lakers overcame 23 turnovers to keep their lead in double figures through the second half.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who scored a season-high 34 points Saturday night in a 113-108 win over Sacramento, had 14 rebounds but was held to 10 points while making only 4 of 12 shots, including a 3-pointer in the final minute. The Lakers’ scoring depth easily compensated for Caldwell-Pope’s cold shooting.

RAPTORS 123, PISTONS 94: DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry each scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 19 and Toronto won at home for its seventh victory in eight games.

Pascal Siakam added 11 points as the Raptors improved to 25-5 at home, the best record in the NBA.

The Eastern Conference leaders bounced back from Friday’s overtime loss against Milwaukee, using spurts at the start of the second and third quarters to hand the Pistons their third straight defeat and sixth in seven games.

NETS 104, BULLS 87: Alan Crabbe scored 21 points and Brooklyn won at New York to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Jarrett Allen and DeMarre Carroll each had 18 points for the Nets. Joe Harris added 15.

Kris Dunn led Chicago with 23 points. Lauri Markkanen had 19.

THUNDER 112, MAGIC 105: Paul George scored 26 points as Oklahoma City won at home.

George, who scored just five points on 1-of-14 shooting in a blowout loss to Golden State on Saturday, made 9 of 20 shots against the Magic and Frank Vogel, who was his coach when he played for Indiana.

Steven Adams scored 16 points, and Russell Westbrook had eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder.


HAWKS: The team took another step in its youth movement by requesting waivers on veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova.

The move clears more playing time for rookie John Collins.

CAVALIERS: Cleveland is trying to identify the fan who racially taunted San Antonio guard Patty Mills.

The team’s security department might use video footage to help spot the offender.

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