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Warriors' Curry back in MVP form with 53

Stephen Curry of the Warriors soars for a layup against the Pelicans’ defense. The incoming league MVP scored 53 points, including 28 in the third quarter.

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Stephen Curry of the Warriors soars for a layup against the Pelicans’ defense. The incoming league MVP scored 53 points, including 28 in the third quarter.

NEW ORLEANS — Stephen Curry scored 53, taking over the game with a 28-point third quarter, and the unbeaten Warriors defeated the winless Pelicans 134-120 in New Orleans' home opener Saturday night.

Curry outscored the Pelicans by two points in the third period, giving the reigning league MVP a career high for scoring in a quarter. It gave the Warriors a 105-91 lead.

Curry shot 17 of 27 from the field, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range, to go with nine assists and four steals.

Draymond Green scored 21 and Klay Thompson added 19 for defending champion Golden State, which has won its first three games this season.

Anthony Davis had 26 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks for the injury-depleted Pelicans, who have lost their first three games under new coach Alvin Gentry. Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins strained his right pectoral muscle early in the first quarter and left the game. The team did not disclose when Perkins could return.

New Orleans led 65-64 at halftime after Pelicans forward Luke Babbitt's 3-pointer was waved off, having left his hand only moments after time expired.

CAVS OWNER ON SPENDING SPREE: Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert told espn.com that he's spending a near-record amount on salaries and luxury taxes because it would be foolish not to. "We're committed; we're all-in," Gilbert said Friday. "We're investing for the future as well as the current." The Cavs have locked up players to nearly $300 million in new contracts, including $113 million to Kevin Love, $82 million to Tristan Thompson and $47 million to LeBron James. Gilbert is committed to spending $175.6 million on payroll this season, including $65 million in luxury taxes. That total would be the second highest in league history, behind the 2013-14 Nets, who spent $197 million, including tax. James can be a free agent next summer.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Carmelo Anthony scored 37 and the Knicks beat the host Wizards 117-110. Anthony hit a jumper with 1:35 to play to give New York a 108-106 lead. Anthony added two free throws with 20.4 seconds to play for a 113-110 lead. Former Gator Bradley Beal had 22 of his 26 points in the second half for Washington. … Derrick Favors scored 18 and the visiting Jazz outscored the Pacers by 33 in the second half of a 97-76 victory. … Mike Conley scored 22, including 10 straight in the fourth quarter, and had eight assists to lead the host Grizzlies to a 101-91 victory over the Nets.

Warriors 134, Pelicans 120

GOLDEN STATE (134): Barnes 5-10 1-1 11, Green 7-12 3-6 21, Ezeli 0-2 1-6 1, Curry 17-27 11-11 53, K.Thompson 6-12 5-5 19, Iguodala 3-6 1-2 8, Livingston 0-3 2-2 2, Speights 2-4 1-2 5, Barbosa 4-6 0-0 9, McAdoo 0-0 0-0 0, Rush 2-2 0-0 5, Clark 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 46-84 25-35 134.

NEW ORLEANS (120): Cunningham 3-4 0-0 8, Davis 8-17 9-11 26, Perkins 1-1 0-0 2, Holiday 8-19 5-5 22, Gordon 3-11 2-2 9, Asik 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 2-6 0-0 4, Douglas 7-12 2-3 17, Babbitt 2-6 0-0 4, Anderson 8-16 1-1 19, Ajinca 3-5 1-1 7, Gee 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 46-100 20-23 120.

Golden State 31 33 41 29— 134

New Orleans 28 37 26 29— 120

3-Point GoalsGolden State 17-30 (Curry 8-14, Green 4-5, K.Thompson 2-5, Barbosa 1-1, Rush 1-1, Iguodala 1-2, Barnes 0-2), New Orleans 8-22 (Cunningham 2-2, Anderson 2-4, Douglas 1-1, Davis 1-2, Gordon 1-3, Holiday 1-4, Gee 0-1, Smith 0-1, Babbitt 0-4). ReboundsGolden State 50 (Barnes, Iguodala 7), New Orleans 55 (Davis 15). AssistsGolden State 26 (Curry 9), New Orleans 22 (Holiday 6). Total FoulsGolden State 24, New Orleans 23. TechnicalsSpeights, Golden State delay of game, Golden State defensive three second 2, Davis. A18,406 (16,867).

Jazz 97, Pacers 76

UTAH (97): Hayward 4-11 1-1 11, Favors 9-16 0-1 18, Gobert 3-5 3-4 9, Neto 0-5 0-0 0, Hood 8-13 0-0 17, Booker 2-7 0-0 4, Burke 6-11 2-2 15, Burks 4-13 2-2 10, Lyles 0-2 2-4 2, Ingles 3-5 2-2 10, Millsap 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 1-2 1, Withey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-88 13-18 97.

INDIANA (76): Miles 1-9 3-4 5, George 6-11 4-6 16, Mahinmi 3-7 0-0 6, G.Hill 5-9 4-5 17, Ellis 5-14 2-2 12, Stuckey 2-6 0-0 4, Turner 4-8 2-2 10, Allen 1-4 1-2 3, Budinger 1-2 0-0 3, S.Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Whittington 0-0 0-0 0, Young 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-70 16-21 76.

Utah 23 19 28 27— 97

Indiana 29 20 12 15— 76

3-Point GoalsUtah 6-15 (Hayward 2-3, Ingles 2-4, Hood 1-3, Burke 1-3, Neto 0-1, Booker 0-1), Indiana 4-17 (G.Hill 3-5, Budinger 1-2, Stuckey 0-1, George 0-1, Ellis 0-2, Miles 0-6). ReboundsUtah 59 (Gobert 17), Indiana 42 (G.Hill 6). AssistsUtah 15 (Hayward, Burke 3), Indiana 10 (Ellis 3). Total FoulsUtah 24, Indiana 19. TechnicalsIndiana Coach Vogel. A14,412 (18,165).

Knicks 117, Wizards 110

NEW YORK (117): Anthony 11-18 11-12 37, Porzingis 3-6 2-2 8, Lopez 3-10 2-2 8, Calderon 4-9 1-1 10, Vujacic 2-10 0-0 4, Thomas 6-8 0-1 12, Galloway 4-8 4-5 14, O'Quinn 3-5 4-5 10, Grant 3-7 0-0 7, Williams 2-5 2-4 7. Totals 41-86 26-32 117.

WASHINGTON (110): Porter 7-13 2-2 16, Humphries 0-1 2-2 2, Gortat 2-8 5-6 9, Wall 8-17 7-11 25, Beal 9-23 5-5 26, Gooden 5-10 0-0 11, Nene 3-4 2-2 8, Neal 3-7 0-0 6, Sessions 1-4 5-5 7, Dudley 0-2 0-0 0, Blair 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-90 28-33 110.

New York 29 30 28 30— 117

Washington 29 27 34 20— 110

3-Point GoalsNew York 9-19 (Anthony 4-5, Galloway 2-3, Grant 1-1, Williams 1-2, Calderon 1-4, Vujacic 0-4), Washington 6-22 (Beal 3-6, Wall 2-4, Gooden 1-3, Neal 0-1, Dudley 0-2, Sessions 0-2, Porter 0-4). Fouled OutNene. ReboundsNew York 56 (Lopez 8), Washington 52 (Gooden 11). AssistsNew York 21 (Vujacic, Anthony, Galloway 4), Washington 17 (Wall 4). Total FoulsNew York 30, Washington 32. TechnicalsAnthony, Vujacic, Dudley, Nene. A20,356 (20,308).

Grizzlies 101, Nets 91

BROOKLYN (91): Johnson 4-7 2-2 11, Young 5-8 1-2 11, Lopez 4-11 4-6 12, Jack 7-17 1-1 15, Brown 1-3 0-0 2, Bargnani 2-2 1-2 5, Bogdanovic 8-15 3-4 19, Larkin 1-5 0-0 2, Robinson 4-5 0-1 8, Hollis-Jefferson 0-2 0-0 0, Ellington 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 38-79 12-18 91.

MEMPHIS (101): Allen 3-6 0-0 6, Randolph 6-12 3-4 15, Gasol 2-10 3-4 7, Conley 7-12 4-4 22, Lee 4-9 6-6 15, Je.Green 2-5 8-10 13, Ja.Green 2-5 0-0 5, Udrih 3-8 0-0 8, Barnes 2-8 0-0 4, Wright 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 34-80 24-28 101.

Brooklyn 26 19 24 22— 91

Memphis 31 25 23 22— 101

3-Point GoalsBrooklyn 3-13 (Ellington 2-4, Johnson 1-2, Brown 0-1, Jack 0-3, Bogdanovic 0-3), Memphis 9-23 (Conley 4-7, Udrih 2-3, Ja.Green 1-1, Je.Green 1-3, Lee 1-3, Gasol 0-1, Allen 0-1, Barnes 0-4). None. ReboundsBrooklyn 51 (Robinson 12), Memphis 46 (Randolph 13). AssistsBrooklyn 21 (Jack 9), Memphis 26 (Conley 8). Total FoulsBrooklyn 22, Memphis 19. TechnicalsBrooklyn defensive three second, Memphis defensive three second. A16,013 (18,119).

Warriors' Curry back in MVP form with 53 10/31/15 [Last modified: Saturday, October 31, 2015 11:28pm]
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