Curry shines as Warriors top Pelicans

Updated: December 18, 2013

Oakland, CA ( – Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists
in the Golden State Warriors’ 104-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on

David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Warriors, who have won six
straight against New Orleans. Klay Thompson and Marreese Speights tallied 16
and 12 points, respectively.

Golden State forward Andre Iguodala returned to the lineup after missing 12
games with a hamstring injury. He ended with two points in 17 minutes of

Ryan Anderson scored 21 points for the Pelicans, who have lost two in a
row since a two-game winning streak. Jason Smith had 12 points and Jrue
Holiday and Austin Rivers each donated 11 points.

New Orleans watched the Warriors jump out to a 16-6 lead, but the Pelicans
scored eight straight points to make it a two-point game.

Golden State went on an 8-0 run moments later to build a double-digit lead.
Lou Amundson scored the final three points of the first period to get New
Orleans within seven, 26-19.

The Pelicans cut the gap to three early in the second quarter, but the
Warriors responded with a 6-0 spurt. Speights’ layup made it 32-23 with 9:35
to go.

The margin reached 18, 55-37, when Lee made a layup with 59.9 seconds
remaining. It was a 57-39 game at the break.

Golden State led by as many as 26 in the third frame and took an 88-65 margin
into the fourth.

New Orleans outscored the Warriors by a 28-16 margin in the final period.

Game Notes

The Warriors started a three-game homestand on Tuesday … Pelicans guard
Tyreke Evans (ankle) missed his second straight game.