Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry Lights Up New Orleans Pelicans in Win

The Golden State Warriors continued their march to the playoffs on Tuesday night with a 120-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, and their two-time MVP was in championship form. Stephen Curry compiled 39 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and three steals.

Curry hit 14 of his 25 field goal attempts, including eight of 15 from three. It was his most points in a game since a 50-point outburst against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 15th and his 26th 30+ point game of the season. Over his 51 appearances in the 2022-23 season, Curry is averaging 29.6 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game. He remains the league's most awe-striking shooter with a deadly .428 field goal percentage from three and an eye-popping .660 true shooting percentage.

The win lifts the Warriors to 40-37, good for sixth in the Western Conference. They've bounced back from a troubling three-game losing streak to win four of five, and they now control their destiny when it comes to avoiding the play-in tournament. If they can advance straight to the playoffs, they'll be among the most feared teams in the field. They're the defending 2021-22 champions, and no team in the NBA has the postseason pedigree; their core trio of Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green have won four titles together.

The Warriors are back in action Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.

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