OAKLAND—Steph Curry put on a historic performance in the Golden State Warriors 106-116 defeat of the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, November 7.
Curry began the game aggressively, shrugging off a rare shooting slump in which he had missed his last 10 three-point shots. It did not take long for the league’s first unanimous MVP to get going offensively, as Curry finished the night with a season high 46 points, including an NBA record 13 three-pointers made.
“I was hard on myself in practice the last two days. I had pretty good shooting sessions,” said Curry. “I don’t overreact. My process is the same, but I had another level of focus the last two days trying to get my rhythm back and see the ball go in.”
It was a much needed win for the Warriors, who came into the game following a stunning loss at the hands of the youthful Los Angeles Lakers. Klay Thompson continued to struggle from the three-point line, making just two of his seven three-point attempts while scoring 24 points for Golden State. Kevin Durant added 22 points as well, and Draymond Green chipped in 4 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
Despite resurging from a 21-point deficit, the Pelicans failed to capitalize on the Warriors’ defensive lapses. Anthony Davis continued to strong-arm his way through the season, scoring 33 points while adding 13 rebounds. New Orleans remained winless in the loss, falling to a league worst 0-7.
The Warriors are now tied with the San Antonio Spurs for third place in the Western Conference with a record of 5-2. Golden State will face the Dallas Mavericks in their next home game on Wednesday, November 9.