Bay Area Buzz 12/3: Warriors Win, Sharks Win, Kings Lose


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Warriors Win

"Stephen Curry had missed two chances to put away the Orlando Magic. Given a third opportunity, he nailed it.Curry’s 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining Tuesday night pulled the Warriors out of hole and into a 98-97 victory over Orlando before a sellout crowd at Oracle Arena.The comeback – it was the Warriors first and only lead of the final quarter – extends the Warriors wining streak to 10. The franchise record is 11.Curry finished with a team-high 22 points. Four other players scored in double figures for the Warriors (15-2), with Klay Thompson putting 20, Harrison Barnes adding 14, Marreese Speights with 12 and Draymond Green with 11.No NBA team goes through an entire season without losing a game it should win. The Warriors, for the first time this season, came within a Curry bomb of being introduced to the feeling.The Warriors’ fourth-quarter defense, which has allowed them to pull away from pesky opponents, failed to save them this time. The Magic shot 50 percent in the quarter, with Victor Oladipo (game-high 27 points) hitting several clutch buckets.But Curry, who had missed a pair of open treys in the final 61 seconds, made good on his third try, shaking the arena to the core."

Monte Poole, CSN Bay Area

Sharks Win

"Matt Nieto scored with 11.5 seconds to go in the third period, helping the Sharks get past the Flyers on Tuesday night at SAP Center, 2-1.The deciding goal began with Patrick Marleau racing ahead on a breakaway with the clock winding down. His attempt was stopped by Steve Mason, but Tommy Wingels barreled down on the loose puck and lost his footing, knocking Mason out of the way. That allowed Nieto to swipe it in for his third goal of the season and second in two games.The Sharks won their second straight regulation game for the first time since the first two games of the season in Los Angeles on Oct. 8 and against Winnipeg on Oct. 11 in the home opener.San Jose improved to 2-1-2 on its six-game homestand, which concludes against Boston on Thursday."

Kevin Kurz, CSN Bay Area

Kings Lose

"The Kings were unable to overcome the absence of DeMarcus Cousins and the toughest team in the Eastern Conference, falling 117-109 to the Raptors at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday night.The Kings (9-9) entered the final quarter trailing the Raptors 92-83 and cut the lead to four three times – the third on a Ramon Sessions layup with 1:39 remaining in the game.However, Kyle Lowery hit a jumper and made two free throws in between a James Johnson jumper as Toronto (14-4) sealed the deal.The Kings were led by Ben McLemore and Rudy Gay who scored 21 and 20 points, respectively.Derrick Williams who didn’t play in the first half provided a major spark off the bench for Sacramento scoring 18 points in 14 minutes.Additional double-figure bench scoring came from Ramon Sessions who contributed 15 points while Reggie Evans added 10 points."

Bill Herenda, CSN Bay Area