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Curry injured as Warriors stun Pelicans

December 5, 2017 5:05 AM
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Curry injured as Warriors stun Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) looses the ball as he attempts a shot as Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) and forward David West (3) during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. ― Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Dec 5 ― Stephen Curry scored 31 points but hobbled off with an injury as the Golden State Warriors mounted a second-half comeback to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-115 in a bruising battle yesterday.

For the second time this season, the Warriors overturned a 20-point half-time deficit to clinch a decisive victory.

Yesterday's win came at a cost though, with Curry leaving the court late in the game after suffering what looked like a nasty twist of his right ankle.

Curry limped off to the locker room for treatment with just under a minute left with the Warriors leading 120-113.

Moments earlier, Warriors star Kevin Durant had been ejected for the third time this season after clashing with DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins appeared to connect with a glancing headbutt during an on-court confrontation before both players were tossed.

Durant's ejection and Curry's injury were the final twists of an absorbing encounter which saw the Pelicans surge into a 69-49 half-time lead at the Smoothie King Center in Louisiana.

Jrue Holiday led the scoring for New Orleans with 34 points with E'Twaun Moore adding 27 points.

Cousins had a double-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists but ultimately Golden State reeled in the Pelicans with a dazzling second-half display.

The Warriors won the third quarter 39-22 and outscored New Orleans 37-24 in the fourth quarter.

With Curry adding 31, Klay Thompson was the next highest scorer with 22.


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