Stephen Curry scored 41 points in a performance surrounded by the Marvel universe that sneaked into the broadcast of the ESPN. For a routine hero like him, it was nothing to write home about. “Steph reminds me of Michael Jordan because you get used to his brilliance, to his excellence”Steve Kerr declared before the game. “It mixes with the rest of things and it becomes routine, you expect me to do it “.
Draymond green contributed a triple-double of 10 points, 15 assists with 13 rebounds and took the first title of the ‘pavilion of heroes’ thanks to his total impact in a game essential for the Golden State Warriors to be in the postseason: with a 108-123 away victory over the desperate New Orleans Pelicans, his participation in the play-in is almost guaranteed.
The Warriors, what currently occupy the ninth position in the Western Conference, they moved four games ahead of eleventh place, where New Orleans is, with seven games to go.
But these teams meet two more times before the regular season concludes, giving the Pelicans a small dose of hope … if they can figure out how to contain Curry’s offensive production.
The defenders of the Pelicans often seemed mesmerized by the Warriors star while dribbling around the perimeter before shooting for deep 3-pointers or initiating smart attacks to the basket that they had no response from the defense of the local team.
Their 8 triples included a pull-up from eight meters while it seemed to dazzle what it should have been a hostile hobby of New Orleans of almost 4,000 fans.
The Canadian forward Andrew Wiggins added 26 points for Golden State, with 10 in a key stretch at the start of the fourth quarter.
While the Mexican forward Juan Toscano-Anderson had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the shooting guard Jordan poole ended up with another 11 as many as reserves.
The Warriors improved to 2-1 on their current four-game road trip and have won nine of their last 13.
Curry’s point total eclipsed his already prolific p
average of 36.5 during their previous 17 matches, while he has nine of 40 points this season, including six in the last 15 meetings, combined with 17 triples.
The eaves Zion Williamson scored 32 points and the power forward Brandon Ingram added 19 points with the Pelicans, who trailed by as much as 25 points in the first half of a game they desperately needed to win.
The base Lonzo ball, who helped drive an overtime win at Minnesota two nights earlier, continued to struggle with inconsistent production.
Missed 15 of 18 shots, hitting 1 of 9 from the range of 3 points, without being able to help the team.
New Orleans was as close as six points when the Spanish pivot’s short hook Willy Hernangomez, who started, made the run 73-79 with almost five minutes remaining in the third quarter.
It was then that Curry led another Warriors streak, highlighted by his step back of 3 from seven meters that put him the partial of 76-92 that would be decisive.
Hernangómez with 10 points he was among five Pelicans players who had double-digit numbers after playing 25 minutes.
The former Real Madrid player was safe again in the basket shots by scoring 4 of 5 and 2-2 from the personnel line, in addition to capturing 7 rebounds -all defensive-, gave an assist and put a plug.
Hernangómez continued in the position of the headline, New Zealander Steven Adams, who is injured and Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy, is confident in the Spanish international’s game.