Curry fires 42 points, Warriors rip Pelicans
MANILA, Philippines — Stephen Curry scored 42 points and the visiting Golden State Warriors routed the New Orleans Pelicans 130-102 on Monday night.
Chris Paul, who came off the bench for the first time in his 19-year career a night earlier, added 13 points as a Golden State reserve.Trayce Jackson-Davis had 13 points and nine rebounds, Moses Moody added 13 points and Gary Payton II scored 10 for the Warriors.
CJ McCollum and Zion Williamson scored 19 points apiece, rookie Jordan Hawkins scored 14, Matt Ryan had 12 and Jonas Valanciunas and Kira Lewis Jr. each added 11 for the Pelicans.
Curry made 3 of 5 shots from beyond the arc and scored 16 points in the first quarter. He finished 15 of 22 from the floor, including 7 of 13 on 3-pointers.
Dejounte Murray matched his career high with 41 points, including 22 in the third quarter, to help Atlanta overcome a 21-point deficit and stun visiting Minnesota.
Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with a season-high 31 points and seven assists. Minnesota also got 16 points and 10 rebounds from Karl-Anthony Towns, plus 14 points and 13 rebounds from Rudy Gobert.
D’Angelo Russell scored five of his game-high 28 points in the final 1:43 and Los Angeles pulled off a victory over visiting Orlando.
Anthony Davis scored 26 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for the Lakers. LeBron James added 19 points in 33 minutes after playing 39 minutes on Sunday in an overtime defeat at Sacramento.
After months of acrimony, James Harden finally got the move he requested, as the Philadelphia 76ers dealt him to the Los Angeles Clippers, multiple outlets reported late Monday night.
In terms of players involved, Philadelphia receives Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris Sr., Robert Covington and Kenyon Martin Jr., per the reports. According to ESPN, Los Angeles gets P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev along with Harden.