Stephen Curry scored 41 points as he led the Golden State Warriors past New Orleans Pelicans 123-108. While the other veteran, Draymond Green knocked 10 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to ensure the Warriors make a big step forward in the playoff tally after win against New Orleans Pelicans.
Zion Williamson scored 32 points and Brandon Ingram added 19 points for the Pelicans, who trailed by as many as 25 in the first half of a game they urgently needed to win. Whereas Lonzo Ball continued to struggle with consistent production.
Stephen Curry leads Warriors against Pelicans
The Warriors, who currently occupy a Western Conference play-in position, moved four games ahead of 11th-place New Orleans with seven games remaining. But these teams meet twice more, giving the Pelicans a small measure of hope — if they can figure out how to contain Stephen Curry.
Stephen Curry scored 21 points in the first half, including a trio of 3s in the first quarter, the final two of which had the crowd gasping. On the first, Curry pulled up from 30 feet. He came back soon after with a 27-footer that gave him 17 first-quarter points and the Warriors their first 20-point lead at 39-19.
Poole’s 3 made it 58-33 before the Pelicans suddenly found a bit of momentum. They closed the half on a 19-6 run, which included Eric Bledsoe’s double-pump pull-up from the top of the key as he was fouled from behind and Ball’s right wing 3 at the horn. The spurt cut the Warriors’ lead to 66-54 and gave the Pelicans hope. That is, until Curry squelched it.