NBA: With Steph Curry and Draymond Green out, the Warriors needed someone else to step up. The Cajun food also couldn’t capital of the world could heat up the Golden State Warriors’ cold shooting night, who lost to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Andrew Wiggins and their two teenagers, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody took the role of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. They didn’t get that from Jordan Poole until the final minute when he scored 11 points in a furious comeback that fell just short.
The New Orleans Pelicans dealt the Warriors their second straight loss, 101-96. It’s the first time all year the Warriors have lost two games in a row, and they fall to 29-9.
Brandon Ingram was one level up as New Orleans got 32 points and 11 rebounds from him, along with six assists. Jaxson Hayes was terrific in his 11 minutes, with two huge blocks and five points on two shots.
Herb Jones played excellent defense and chipped in 13 timely points of his own. Jonas Valanciunas couldn’t exploit his considerable size advantage on the Warriors by scoring himself, but he also dominated the game while he was in, finishing with a plus-minus of +14.
The warriors looked dead in the last 1 and a half-minute of the game down with 94-84. But they came back hard. Poole finally made a basket, sinking a layup. Then hit a very deep three. Then Kuminga stole the ball from Devonte’ Graham, leading to an immediate layup, and suddenly it was a three-point game.
The Golden State Warriors were without Steph Curry (quad contusion) and Draymond Green (hip soreness, aka, the NBA requires a medical reason to rest players on the road). They were also without Juan Toscano-Anderson, so Jordan Poole and Otto Porter Jr. moved into the starting lineup.
Despite having a lead at the end of the first quarter, Golden State lost all their points in the rest of the game. Both the teams had a bad 3 points %, but the Pelicans had slightly better field goals and 3 point % than the golden state.
Both Golden State and Pelicans had equal performance in the whole match, but the pelicans had better and more chances to score than that Golden state without Curry.