TORONTO — Forward Corey Maggette scored 31 points and Stephen Curry had 29 points and 12 assists as the Warriors escaped Air Canada Center with a 113-112 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday to give coch Don Nelson his 1,332nd career coaching win in the NBA.
Nelson is now tied with Lenny Wilkens for the all-time lead among coaches, and can break the record Tuesday when Golden State visits Washington to play the Wizards.
The Warriors hit all four of their free throws in the final 7.5 seconds, and survived a stolen inbounds pass and a missed layup by Chris Bosh just before time expired.
The Warriors shot 47.7 percent from the field to overcome a massive discrepancy in rebounds (55-40) and points in the paint (48-24). Bosh finished with 42 points and 12 rebounds, but Golden State held Bosh's teammates to a combined 25-for-73 on field goal attempts.
With the game tied at 70 midway through the third quarter, the Warriors went on a 12-2 run capped by a Anthony Morrow 3-pointer with just under four minutes left.
Golden State had a 105-89 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Raptors went on a 14-2 run to cut the lead to 107-103 with 2:10 remaining.
The Warriors led 109-106 with 11.6 seconds left when Curry missed two free throws, giving the Raptors a chance to tie the game. Golden State forward Devean George fouled Toronto guard Jarrett Jack immediately after the ball was inbounded, and Jack hit both free throws with 10.2 seconds left.
Maggette was fouled by Antoine Wright on the ensuing inbounds pass and calmly hit two free throws to restore Golden State's three point lead. Curry followed suit with two free throws with 3.2 seconds left.
Golden State had a 37-24 lead at the end of the first quarter as Williams and Maggette combined for 21 points. The Warriors also held the Raptors, who are seventh in the NBA at 48 percent shooting, to eight field goals on 26 shots.
Toronto was 12-of-25 from the field in the second quarter and trailed the Warriors 57-54 at halftime.