Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points, while Eric Bledsoe added 21 to lead the Bucks. Serge Ibaka, returning after a one-game suspension, had 14 points. Curry made up for his earlier misses by hitting two free throws with 2.5 seconds left.
Charlotte hoped to gain some momentum and get back in the fight in the Eastern Conference after having won three of its previous four, but it couldnt overcome its poor fourth quarter.
SAN ANTONIO - Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points in his return from a three-game absence, Davis Bertans had 18 and San Antonio never trailed in a victory over Denver.
But then, in the second half - and especially the fourth quarter - the Raptors charged back, erasing that lead and bringing a once-dormant crowd to a fever pitch during the final seconds. They scored 43 first-quarter points, their most in an opening frame this season.
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But Toronto will have to settle for the moral victory after what looked like a would-be embarrassing loss at halftime.
With Curry back on the floor, the Warriors should start this road trip 2-0 with a win over an impressive Toronto team.
"Like I told [Chris Haynes], man, I'm not talking about no other man's tattoos".
One call DeRozan questioned was his being whistled for turning the ball over on a wild scramble with three seconds remaining.
The kind of basketball Golden State played was downright spectacular, the kind of play you don't witness very often, the way champions conduct themselves.More news: Panic in Hawaii over warning of 'ballistic missile strike'
"There were some tough calls in the second half", Casey said.
"It's just what it feels like, period".
Golden State played in Milwaukee Friday night and didn't check into town until the wee hours.
"Instant replay review was used because the officials were unsure who should be awarded possession after the ball went out of bounds", Borgia said.
"I thought Malcolm was great, being able to guard Thompson and also being able to run the offense and take advantage of the ball movement", Kidd said.
But the Raptors, coming off a 34-point win over Cleveland, chipped away constantly in the second half, and had a chance to go ahead in the final minute.More news: Inc. Acquires 300 Shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)
"(It's) what we've known all year", he said.