Curry Scores 41, Golden State Defeats New Orleans
Golden State Warriors bolstered its playoffs hopes in the 2020-2021 NBA Season after a 123-108 beating of New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night (Tuesday in the Philippines) at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Stephen Curry connected eight outside hits and finished with 41 points, while Andrew Wiggins and Juan Toscano-Anderson supplied 26 and 14 markers, respectively, for the Warriors.
Jordan Poole also made his presence felt off-the-bench with 11 points, while Draymond Green had an all-around game of 15 assists, 13 rebounds and 10 points for the Warriors.
The victory pushed the Warriors to eighth place in the Western Conference with 33-32 overtaking Memphis Grizzlies, which dropped to 32-32 with their 118-104 loss to New York Knicks (37-28).
Golden State were blazing to start the game behind the tandem of Curry and Wiggins as they pushed the lead to its largest at 25 points but New Orleans clawed to within 66-54 at the half.
The Pelicans pulled even closer to within six points in the third canto but Curry restored order for the Warriors as he scored 15 points to increase the lead to its largest at 20 points.
Zion Williamson finished with 32 points, while Brandon Ingram and rookie Naji Marshall added 19 and 12 markers, respectively, as the Pelicans dropped to 29-37.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia 76ers (44-21) tightened its hold on the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings after a 106-94 triumph over Chicago Bulls (26-39).
Tobias Harris and Seth Curry anchored the 76ers offense with 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Joel Embiid had double-double 13 points and 10 rebounds.
In other results, Washington Wizards prevailed over Indiana Pacers, 154-141; Atlanta Hawks walloped Portland Trail Blazers, 123-114; while Orlando Magic turned back Detroit Pistons, 119-112.