Stephen Curry finished with 28 points and added 12 assists, his 10th double-double of the season, to lead the Golden State Warriors to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, 104-93. Golden State (14-12) gets one in the win column after losing to Phoenix on Sunday.
Curry shot 11-19 (2-7 from three-point range) in a quality offensive outing. Other top contributors for Golden State included David Lee with 21 points and 17 rebounds, Klay Thompson with 16 points and 6 assists, and Marreese Speights with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Ryan Anderson put up 21 points for New Orleans on 6-16 shooting (2-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-7 from the free throw line. Jrue Holiday chipped in 11 points and 6 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
In addition to 27.8% from 3-point range, the Pelicans tallied an eFG% of just 40.3%. They are winless (0-3) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Warriors, conversely, are 6-2 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
This drops New Orleans (11-12) to 0-2 against Golden State on the year.
Coming up, the Warriors square off against the San Antonio Spurs, who are 19-5 on the season. The Pelicans go up against the Los Angeles Clippers, currently sitting at 17-9 this year. The Warriors are 0-1 versus San Antonio this season.