NEW ORLEANS — Stephen Curry scored a staff-significant 31 factors, and Nick Younger and Klay Thompson blended for eighteen factors in the fourth quarter as Golden State erased a 20-stage halftime deficit and defeated the New Orleans Pelicans one hundred twenty five-one hundred fifteen Monday night at the Smoothie King Middle.
The Warriors (19-6) trailed by as many as 21 factors late in the 2nd quarter and by 20 at halftime. The comeback was their 2nd finest of the time. They overcame a 24-stage deficit from the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. eighteen.
The Warriors, who have crushed New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 conferences, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the 2nd fifty percent immediately after trailing sixty nine-forty nine at the fifty percent.
New Orleans (twelve-twelve) was led by Jrue Holiday’s time-significant 34 factors and E’Twaun Moore‘s occupation-significant 28 factors.
Durant and Pelicans middle DeMarcus Cousins had been ejected with 1:fourteen remaining for a shouting match with every other. Curry limped off the courtroom with a moment to go.
Thompson exploded for nine factors in the initially four:07 of the fourth quarter, which includes a pair of 3-tips, the give Golden State a 100-ninety eight direct.
The Warriors nearly erased their full halftime deficit in the third quarter, outscoring New Orleans 39-22 to path just 91-88 moving into the fourth quarter. Curry experienced 15 factors in the period of time.
With Cousins committing three fouls in the initially eighteen minutes, Holiday took in excess of the scoring load and led all scorers in the initially fifty percent with 23 factors on 9-of-11 capturing. He created a pair of 3-tips and a layup in the course of a 20-6 run that pushed the Pelicans’ direct to 59-forty seven.
The Pelicans experienced 20 assists on 27 created baskets in the initially fifty percent and shot fifty eight.seven in the initially two intervals (27 of 46). Rajon Rondo also added a pair of huge-open up 3-tips just before halftime and experienced ten assists in the fifty percent, 11 total.
NOTES: Pelicans F Anthony Davis, even now suffering from sharp discomfort from a remaining adductor strain, missed his 2nd consecutive sport. New Orleans mentor Alvin Gentry explained the fantastic news about the harm Davis sustained at Utah is that it is not much more significant. “The reality that is he’s day-to-day is great,” Gentry explained. … Warriors C Zaza Pachulia did not participate in simply because of a sore remaining shoulder. … Golden State mentor Steve Kerr called the a person-sport suspension of G Shaun Livingston and the a person-week suspension of referee Courtney Kirkland truthful for their roles in a head-butting incident Sunday in the Warriors’ 123-ninety five street victory in excess of Miami. “I imagined the league managed it perfectly,” Kerr explained. “I feel it was the suitable final decision, and we move on. … It appeared very apparent that there was some get hold of, and the two the formal and the participant had been component of it and they are the two currently being reprimanded.”