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The Golden State Warriors came up with a critical come from behind win over the New Orleans Pelicans in a game that was packed with postseason implications. Steph Curry carried his team with 39 points in the Warriors 120-109 victory.
Warriors end Pelicans win streak
Both teams came into the night neck and neck in the Western Conference standings knowing that every game is going to be important from here on out, especially against teams that are fighting for the same playoff spots.
Golden State was coming off a rare home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves and were going up against a Pelicans team that entered the Chase Center as the hottest team in the league, after winning five straight games. New Orleans came out and landed the first blow in the opening 12 minutes.
Brandon Ingram had been on a tear in the last week and got the Pelicans going early, as the Warriors offense was fell flat through the first 12 minutes. They scored just five points in the final four minutes of the opening quarter, as the New Orleans built up an 11 point lead.
Green flagrant foul turned the tables
It didn’t get much better in the second quarter for the home side, who scored just 21 points and went into the halftime break with 14 turnovers. The Pelicans meanwhile went 9/14 from downtown in the opening 24 minutes and stretched the lead all the way to 20 points.
The only good thing that came out of the second quarter for the Warriors was a Draymond Green flagrant foul that seemed to reinvigorate Golden State and their fans. He and Brandon Ingram were involved in a scuffle after Green committed a hard foul on Ingram in transition. Both were given technicals, but Green was called for a flagrant after review.
The Warriors still went into to the halftime break down by 17, as their offense didn’t start clicking until the start of the third quarter. Donte DiVencenzo had a vicious tip slam on the first play of the second half, as the Warriors started the third quarter with an 8-0 run to fill the Chase Center with belief.
DiVencenzo sparks comeback
CJ McCollum picked up a flagrant of his own after barreling over Donte DiVecenzo and it seemed to have the opposite effect for his team as Green’s had for the Warriors. DiVencenzo hit both free throws after the flagrant and Klay Thompson hit a three to compete the five point play. From that point on the Warriors looked like the Warriors of old.
Curry had 13 in the third quarter and 22 in the second half, as Jordan Poole came to life with 15 second half points and the defense tightened up in the fourth quarter. Poole gave the Warriors their first lead since it was 5-2 early in the first quarter with a reverse lay up to make it 95-94 and Golden State would not give the lead back to the Pelicans. Ingram went scoreless in a fourth quarter that New Orleans scored just 20 points to end the game.
Curry ended the night with 39, 8, and 8 assists while Poole followed up with 21 to give the Warriors a massive win in the Western Conference playoff race. With the victory, they stay ahead of the Pelicans, and avoid losing the tie breaker New Orleans as they split the season series. There are two weeks to go and both of these teams have a lot of work to do to stay out of Play-In positioning.
Draymond was involved in a scuffle that ended with him getting a flagrant foul, but it seemed to light the Warriors fire, and bring them the energy they needed in the second half.
Thompson drilled the dagger in a night where he scored 17 points, and hit some timely threes to spark the comeback.
The Chase Center was rocking all second half, and Kuminga almost blew the lid off the place with this alley oop slam.
This Poole eurostep and reverse lay up gave the Warriors their first lead since it was 5-0 in the early stages of the game.
New Orleans were up 17 to start the second half, and went into the fourth quarter down by just 4.
You could see it coming, and there was nothing the Pelicans could do to stop it. Curry had 13 in the third quarter, and 22 of his 39 in the second half.
In the first half, the Pelicans were the ones lighting it up from downtown, but the Warriors punched back from long range in the second half thanks to Steph, Klay and Jordan Poole.
DiVencenzo started the second half with this monster tip slam to spark the Warriors comeback in the second half.
Not a whole lot was working to open the game, but Curry kept his team in it despite scoring just five points in the final four minutes of the first quarter.
Kuminga did a great job on the offensive and defensive end against Valanciunas, and he started with the jam in the first quarter.
DiVencenzo scored the first points of the game, and would end up playing a big part in the Warriors comeback win.
IT'S ALL OVER!!! THE WARRIORS COMPLETE THE 20 POINT COMEBACK WIN!!!
Marshall gets the short range effort to go, and that's going to do it!
Moody on the drive and the lay up down the lane.
Richardson with a turn around in the paint out of the timeout.
Curry and the rest of the starters will sit the rest of the way as they get a well deserved round of applause!
Skip pass from Curry to Thompson who jacked it from the Chase Center logo for three!
Curry on the penetration and he gets the scoop lay up off the glass to drop!
Curry drives to the cup and finishes with the finger roll.
Nance Jr. with a tough shot in the lane in traffic.
Steph pops it in the face of McCollum for three and the Warriors lead is 10!!!
Timeout Pelicans with 3:20 to go in the fourth quarter!!
Poole drills a three ball from the corner after Curry got his own rebound out of the timeout!
Poole splashes the catch and release three ball and the Warriors have their largest lead of the night!
Poole goes to the line after the foul on Murphy, and he hits one of two with 5:29 to go.
Poole splashes the catch and release three ball and the Warriors have their largest lead of the night!
Green over the top and Kuminga comes flying in for the alley oop AND 1!!! FT is no good.
Jones streaking to the iron, and he finishes with the finger roll.
Kuminga got fouled by Murphy, and he hits both at the line.
Nance Jr. gets the short shot to go to break up some of the momentum for GS.
Poole running the break and dumps it off to Kuminga for the transition jam out of the timeout!
Poole with the eurostep and reverse lay up after getting the bounce pass from Green! The Warriors take the lead after trailing by as much as 20!!
Timeout New Orleans with 9:02 to go in the fourth quarter!
Poole in transition and he glides to the iron for the finger roll.
Draymond left his feet, drew the defenders and dumped it off for Kuminga for the jam!
Richardson with a three ball to calm the nerves of New Orleans.
Poole in the paint, and he gets the floater to drop.
Valanciunas in the paint, knowing that Draymond has four fouls and he went right at the rack.
Curry picks up the loose ball and goes coast to coast for the finger roll to start the fourth quarter!
Ingram lost the ball and Poole scooped and slammed to cut the lead to just four heading to the fourth quarter!
What a response from the Warriors in that third quarter! They were down 17 coming into the second half, and now trail by just 4.
Curry jacks another three ball!! He's got 13 in the quarter to bring the Warriors roaring back!
Richardson a mid range jumper to push the lead back to 8.
Curry pulls the trigger from the top of the key, and he has turned it on in this third quarter!
Valanciunas on the turn around baby hook in the lane to answer the Warriors yet again!
Curry missed the three, but got it back after a Looney offensive board, and drilled it on the second chance.
Ingram gets into the lane, and he hears the whistle and gets the runner in the paint to go! FT is good to complete the three point play.
Curry splits the two FTs out of the timeout.
Curry got fouled and will be at the line after a timeout with 2:42 to go in the third quarter.
Lamb heading to the line after the foul on Richardson, and he hits one of two FTs.
Ingram hits the fade away over Payton Jr. on the baseline.
Looney fouled after pulling down the offensive rebound and he hits one of two.
Murphy into the middle of the paint and gets the floater in traffic to go.
Lamb drills the corner three ball to bring the deficit back to single digits!
Thompson whistled for a take foul after Curry gave a lax pass out to the perimeter, and Murphy hits both FTs.
Curry on the catch and release for three and the Warriors are back within 8!
Lamb got a piece of Murphy on the three ball, sending him to the line where he hits all three.
McCollum is called for a flagrant foul after barreling over DiVencenzo who was setting a screen. He hits both FTs and the Warriors get the ball back and Thomspon Drills a three ball!!! Five point play for GS!!
McCollum with a runner in the lane and the Pelicans have had an answer for everything the Warriors throw at them.
Thompson finally gets some love from downtown! He had just 5 points before that made three ball.
Ingram with the fader from just outside the lane.
Green gets the lay up off the Curry assist on the pick and roll.
Ingram opens his account in the second half with an up and under leaner in the lane, and gets the foul! FT is good to complete the three point play.
DiVencenzo fouled by Valaciunas. He goes to the line and hits one of two FTs.
Jones out of the timeout with a big three to kills the Warriors momentum.
Thompson with the three ball after the turnover from the Pelicans and it's been a perfect start to the half after a dreadful first 24 minutes!
Timeout Pelicans after an 11-0 run from the Warriors!!
DiVencenzo going back to work around the rim, this time with a lefty lay up and gets the foul! FT is good to complete the three point play.
DiVencenzo starting the second half off with a BANG!!! He tip slammed the Curry miss over two Pelicans defenders!!
WE ARE BACK IN PLAY FROM CHASE CENTER!
The Pelicans went 9/14 from downtown which played a big part of New Orleans stretching the lead out to 20.
Ingram has 16 points to lead the Pelicans, but he's been getting plenty of help from McCollum and Murphy.
Ingram showing he can do it on both ends of the court and Daniels gets rewarded with an alley oop after running the floor.
The Warriors have been getting beat up down low, and when they have to rely on Curry to get their offensive boards then you know it's going to be a long night for GS.
Jones joined the party from downtown during a run that would see the Pelicans go up by 11 in the first quarter.
Murphy and the Pelicans started hot from the perimeter, and didn't slow down. He has 11 points and is a perfect 3/3 from DT.
WE ARE HEADED TO HALFTIME HERE AT THE CHASE CENTER.
New Orleans has been in control from the start, and lead by 17 going into the second half.
Curry answers back in the corner from behind the arc, and the Warriors need to see a lot more of that in the second half.
INgram pulls the trigger from the top of the key and hits the three ball!
McCollum sticks back to back jacks from downtown and the Pelicans lead is the largest of the night!
McCollum strings a three ball off the kick out from Jones! The lead is up to 14 with two to go in the half!
Curry on the floater from the FT line and he's been quiet since the first quarter.
Ingram trailing the fast break and Murphy hit him in stride for a a lay up.
Ingram had to get restrained again after Green was called for a charge and fell on to Jones in the aftermath. Tensions are at a boiling point at the Chase Center.
The refs review the play, and tag Green with a flagrant foul. Ingram hits both FTs at the line and New Orleans gets the ball back.
A little dust up between Ingram and Green results in a double tech after Ingram took offense to a hard foul in transition.
The Pelicans take a timeout with 4:47 to go in the half after Daniels fell on the ball at half court.
Looney going to the line after the foul on Daniels and he hits both FTs.
Kuminga bangs home a much needed three from the corner after the Lamb assist.
Nance Jr. follows up the Ingram miss with a tip in.
Marshall gets into the lane and finishes with a floater in traffic.
Back door cut from Poole off the inbound and Lamb lobbed it up for the alley oop.
Poole was stripped at midcourt and Murphy found himself wide open for three!
Poole at the line after getting fouled by Valanciunas, and he hits both FTs.
Murphy pulls up from the elbow after a long offensive rebound from the Pelicans.
Curry driving into traffic, took the contact and got the lay up off the glass to go. FT is good after the foul on Valanciunas.
Valanciunas taking it to Green down low and he muscles his way to the basket for the short range effort.
Poole slashing to the rack, and dumped it off to a trailing Green for the jam.
McCollu gets the roll on the mid range pull up after Valanciunas got the offensive board. That's a 19-3 run for the Pelicans since late in the first quarter.
Warriors take a timeout down 10 a minute into the second quarter.
Valaciunas was fouled by Green on the jumper and he goes to the line and hits one of two.
Pick and roll from inside, and Curry hits Green in stride for the lay up.
The Warriors scored just five points in the final four minutes of the the quarter, and the buzzer beating foul put the Pelicans up 11 after a 19-5 run from New Orleans.
Ingram has 9 points, Jones has 8 after 12 minutes.
Curry leads the Warriors with 9, while Thompson and DiVencenzo have 5 a piece.
Ingram was fouled shooting a buzzer beater from behind half court and he goes to the line to shoot three!!! He hits all three FTs and the Pelicans end the first quarter up 11!
Nance Jr. with a push shot off the glass from outside the lane out of the timeout.
Poole on cuts down the middle of the lane, and laid it up off the glass to break up the Pelicans run.
Timeout New Orleans with 27.1 to go in the first quarter.
Richardson with the lob and there was Daniels flying in for the alley oop!
The Warriors need another timeout after seeing the lead build to 8 with 1:53 to go in the first.
Ingram pulls up from the elbow and strings the mid range jumper.
Ingram on the transition jam off the feed from Nance Jr.
Jones got the long defensive rebound and went coast to coast for the lay up.
Jones was open in the corner and Ingram found him on the kick out!
Curry answers back with a deep ball and he's got a couple of those already.
McCollum strokes a three ball from the wing off the kick out from Valanciunas!
Curry with the steal off the defensive rebound from the Pelicans and he gets the quick lay up after the turnover.
Thompson comes off the screen and hits the three ball from the wing!
Murphy comes out of the timeout and hits his second three ball of the night!
The Warriors take a timeout with 6:46 left in the first quarter.
Kuminga found himself under the bucket all along he he throws it down to get himself on the board.
Jones drops the three ball and the Pelicans are starting strong from the field.
Thompson gets to the iron on the cut off the ball and Green found him on the slash for the lay up
Curry hits the technical FT after a defensive three seconds.
Murphy drills the three ball from the top of the key!
Pick and roll by Green and Curry looped it to him for the lay up.
McCollum strokes the pull up jumper from the elbow.
DiVencenzo from way downtown and he's got 5 quick points to start the night.
Valanciuan gets the friendly roll in the paint, and then gets another short effort to go for two straight buckets.
Ingram hits the runner in the lane to open his account tonight.
Curry pulls the trigger from downtown after passing on the open three at first.
DiVencenzo gets into the passing lane and opens the game with a steal and score.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM THE CHASE CENTER!!
Ingram and McCollum headline the Pelicans starting 5, as Valanciunas will be banging down low after his 21 rebound night. Can they keep the streak alive and leap frog the Warriors in the standings tonight?
Steve Kerr is going with his big guns to start tonight. He's got Steph, Klay and Draymond on the floor with DiVencenzo and Kuminga to open the game against the T'Wolves.
GOLDEN STATE AT HOME
The Golden State Warriors have been two things this season. They are fantastic when at the Chase Center, but complete garbage when they have to hit the road. Despite their home loss to the T’Wolves over the weekend, they are 30-8 at home but just 9-29 on the road. This should cause some concern for Steve Kerr and the Warriors fans, because when the post season comes around they will have to play the majority of their games away from the Bay.
How the West is looking
Taking a look at the Western Standings we see a cluster of teams who are in a sprint until the finish line. No one is safe, from the Suns in the 4th spot to the Mavs in 11th. Both Golden State and New Orleans would find themselves the Play-In Tournament if the season ended today. The Warriors are currently in 7th at 39-37, and the Pelicans sit right under them at 38-37. There are just 3.5 games that separate the 4 seed from the 11 seed, and with just over two weeks to go there will be plenty of movement on a nightly basis in the West.
No Zion, no problem
Brandon Ingram is a bad man. With no Zion Williamson, he has taken it upon himself to be the Pelicans main scoring option in the second half of the season. He is averaging right around 30 ppg in this five game stretch, and has led New Orleans scoring in each of the last four games. It’s no secret that the Pelicans need BI to lead them tonight, but Steve Kerr and the Warriors know that too.
Steph under the spotlight
The Warriors are coming off of a rare home loss and look for them to bounced back in the Bay tonight. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 35 points last game, which isn’t horrendous but if this team is going to have success down the stretch, the Splash Brothers know that they have to be the primary scorers in games like the one tonight.
BI with BIg performance for Pelicans
New Orleans rattled off their fifth straight win in a game that they led by 20 or more points for the final three quarters. Brandon Ingram and company flew out to a big lead after holding Portland to just 14 first quarter points and they would put it on cruise control for the rest of the game. Ingram led all scorers with 29 points and Jonas Valanciunas snagged 21 rebounds in the Pelicans blow out win over the Timberwolves.
Warriors lose it late
Every game is going to be big for the Warriors from now until the end of the season, and last weekend they took on another playoff hopeful in the Minnesota Timberwolves. The game went down to the wire in a game that the T’wolvs held on to the lead for almost all 48 minutes as Naz Ried’s 23 points paced the visitors. Reid was one of six Minnesota players in double digits as both Curry and Thompson had rare off nights at the Chase Center. It was Jordan Poole who kept the Warriors in the game, but a late Karl-Anthony Towns three ball handed a rare home loss to Golden State when they could least afford it.
We are live from the Bay Area
Hello everyone and welcome to the Chase Center where both he Warriors and the Pelicans are currently in Play-In Position, looking to move up the standings all the while hoping to avoid the 11 seed or worse in a jam packed middle of the Western Conference. The Warriors title defense season has had more valleys then peaks this season, but they have taken care of business at home all season and will have to do so again against a Pelicans team that is streaking. New Orleans has been without their super star Zion Williamson for the second half of the season, but that hasn’t stopped them from climbing the standings, and tonight they have a chance to leapfrog the Warriors with a win.
Pelicans vs. Warriors
Playoff implications are plentiful tonight in the Bay Area as the New Orleans Pelicans head to Chase Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors. Both of these teams come into tonight neck and neck in the standings and AS English will be with you all game providing live coverage, stats, scores and highlights of tonight’s marquee matchup from San Fran.
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