NBA -- Warriors tie franchise best 11 straight wins
By Joan Secuya-Medida
Sat, 06 Dec 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden State Warriors offense went into high gear on Thursday night at the Oracle Arena and when the smoke cleared, the New Orleans Pelicans fell victim to a one-sided 112-85 beating.
Klay Thompson led Golden State's charge with 23 points while his sidekick, Steph Curry, registered 19 points and 11 assists. Harrison Barnes had a solid performance as well, logging 17 points and 10 boards. Draymond Green had 14 and Marreese Speights contributed 12.
After falling behind 28-22 in the opening quarter, the Warriors seized the upper hand with a 31-12 second quarter run. After a relatively quiet third quarter, they finished off the Pelicans in the fourth with another spurt, this time a 32-19 gem.
Golden State also out rebounded New Orleans, 56-47 and distributed more assists, 31-23. The Warriors also stole the ball 11 times and forced 17 turnovers.
"That's the best game we've played in a long time. Part of it was that we knew we were challenged by this team. It was good for our team to come in and feel threatened, and as a result kind of get our edge back," head coach Steve Kerr said after Golden State duplicated the 11 straight wins accomplished by the 1971-72 Warriors.
At 16-2 the Warriors now lead the overall standings, a full game ahead of the 15-3 Memphis Grizzlies.
Anthony Davis, acknowledged as the league's next big star, recorded 30 points and 15 rebounds. But it couldn't avert the Pelicans from falling to 11th place in the Western Conference with an 8-9 slate.
Jrue Holiday finished with 12 points and eight assists and Tyreke Evans had 11 for New Orleans, which shot only 37 of 89 shots including 3 of 15 from 3-point range. (JSM)
Photo: Harrison Barnes (L) helped the Warriors thwart the Pelicans -- 112-85 -- by scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
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