CHICAGO Eddy Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night as the Chicago Bulls beat Golden State 119-105 and snapped the Warriors' six-game winning streak.
The Bulls' victory was just their fifth in the last 19 games, but gave them 22 wins one more than last season.
Curry's fellow prep-to-pro teammate Tyson Chandler added 23 points and 14 rebounds as the Bulls scored their most points this season following controversial statements by rookie guard Jason Williams, who did not start the game.
Jamal Crawford was in the starting lineup in his place, although Chicago coach Bill Cartwright said before the game Williams was not being punished for airing his gripes.
Crawford had 15 points and a career-high 10 assists in 31 minutes, while Williams scored nine points with three assists in 17 minutes.
Jalen Rose scored all 21 of his points in the second half.
Gilbert Arenas scored 28 to lead Golden State and Antawn Jamison added 22.
The Nets, who lost their fifth in six games, cut the Spurs margin to 83-77 with 1:41 left on consecutive jumpers by Jason Collins and Kenyon Martin. But San Antonio finished with a 9-1 run capped by a 3-pointer by Duncan at the final buzzer.
The Spurs, who allowed Phoenix to shoot 59 percent in a loss Tuesday, limited the Nets to 36.6 percent from the floor. Jason Kidd shot 4-for-19 for 11 points, about half his season average, but he had 13 assists.
David Robinson left in the third quarter with a strained lower back, an injury that has plagued him all season.
Philadelphia was without forward Kenny Thomas, who sprained his right ankle early in a 107-99 loss to Sacramento on Monday.
Rasheed Wallace led the Blazers with 17 points and nine rebounds.
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