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NBA: Warriors beat New Orleans 116-106


11-08-2016 15:39 BJT

The Golden State Warriors hosted the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA on Monday night. The Warriors, coming off a loss against the Los Angeles Lakers, needed a superb performance from Stephen Curry to avoid a consecutive defeat.

Curry led Golden State on the roll in the first quarter. He sunk a triple to put the hosts in front. But no one knew it was going to be a record night for the reigning MVP.

Curry then set up Klay Thompson for a three in the corner. It was a six-point edge for the Warriors, who pulled away down the stretch.

They lead by double digits late in the second quarter, and Curry buried a three despite intense defence. Golden State was up by 13.

But New Orleans refused to give in, and Anthony Davis carried the visitnig team back into the game. He scored a floater and one. The Pelicans cut the deficit to single digits. Davis had33 points and 13 rebounds. His Pelicans were only behind by one point midway through the third, and Davis sunk the go ahead bucket as New Orleans went up by one.

The Warriors restored the lead later on but did not put it away until Curry takes over the game. The triple made it a four-point lead late in the period.

The home side was five points ahead with over three minutes to go, and Curry came out to kill the suspense.

Curry looked unstoppable even with defence in his face. Curry made three consecutive threes to give the Warriors a double-digit lead. They held the momentum to the last second. Curry made 13 three points from 17 attempts on the night, the most triples in one game in NBA history. He finished with 46 points, his first 40-point performance. The Warriors finally defeated the Pelicans 116-106.

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