Stephen Curry put up 28 points and recorded 8 assists to lead the Golden State Warriors to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, 97-87. Golden State (26-16) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Curry went 10-22 (2-9 from three-point range) and 6-6 from the free throw line. He added 6 rebounds and 4 steals as well. Other top contributors for Golden State included David Lee with 22 points and 8 rebounds, and Andrew Bogut with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Anthony Davis had another quality performance for New Orleans in the loss, putting up 31 points on 11-17 shooting from the field and 9-12 from the free throw line. He also tallied 17 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu added 12 points and 9 rebounds.
In addition to 18.2% from 3-point range, the Pelicans tallied an eFG% of just 39.8%. They are winless (0-4) on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Warriors, conversely, are 11-2 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
New Orleans (15-24) has now dropped their last eight in a row.
Coming up next, the Warriors play the Indiana Pacers, who are 32-7 on the year. The Pelicans match up with the Memphis Grizzlies, currently 20-19 this season. The Pelicans have been victorious in their last two games against Memphis.