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Jan 5, 2014 9:45 PM by Bill Halter, AP

Warriors win 9th straight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut connected on a trick play worthy of the NBA's slam dunk contest, and the Golden State Warriors have their longest in-season winning streak since 1975 after Sunday night's 112-96 win over the Washington Wizards.

The Warriors won their ninth in a row by turning the third quarter into a laugher, opening the period with a 30-5 run.

Curry and Thompson topped John Wall and Bradley Beal in the battle of the two highest-scoring backcourts in the NBA. Curry scored 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting, but the league's most turnover-prone player had 10 assists and only two giveaways. Thompson was 9 for 14 from the field, including 6 for 9 from 3-point range.

Wall had 14 points and 10 assists, but he shot 4 for 11, including 1 for 5 in the crucial third quarter.

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