OAKLAND (AFP) - Stephen Curry turned on the style as the Golden State Warriors overcame a brave Houston Rockets fightback to triumph 123-110 and stretch their winning streak to 10 games on Tuesday.
Reigning National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Curry scored 35 points in a pulsating battle in Oakland to take the Warriors' record to 47-4 for the season.
The highlight of Curry's latest masterclass was his role in a remarkable passage of play in the third quarter, when he stripped the ball inside the Warriors paint and then darted forward to launch an attack.
An incredible behind-the-back pass found Andre Iguodala, who flipped to Leandro Barbosa to score.
The Rockets had fought back after a disastrous first quarter which saw the Warriors jump out to a 38-22 lead after only 11 minutes.
Houston fought back however with James Harden (37 points) and led 74-69 early in the second half.
Curry's 35-point night came despite 12-for-24 shooting for the Warriors, who improved to 24-0 at home this season with their 42nd consecutive victory at Oracle Arena.
Curry made seven three-pointers along with nine assists.
Warriors' Australian centre Andrew Bogut added 13 points while blocking six shots.
The Warriors now have the Chicago Bulls' remarkable 72-win season in their sights, a record benchmark long seen as unbeatable.