In what turned out to be a fantastic game, the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans for a 102-101 victory Tuesday night.
Guard Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 22 points while power forward Ryan Anderson had 21 points off of the bench to lead the Pelicans.
The Warriors looked like they were going to run away with it, taking a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Pelicans chipped away with the lead and actually took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Warriors took a three-point lead into the final 90 seconds of the game. The Pelicans went straight to Anthony Davis, who cut the lead to one. After the Warriors got the ball back, Jermaine O’Neal tried to put his team up three, but couldn’t connect on a jumper because of a fantastic defensive play by Anderson. The Pelicans got the ball back, ran down the clock and Jrue Holiday drove into the lane. He found Eric Gordon for an open look from three, but the ball rattled out and Warriors left with a victory.
The Warriors got only 13 points from their bench, but each starter scored at least 14 points. David Lee had 19 points and seven rebounds while Stephen Curry scored 16 points, dished out nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds.
Anthony Davis had 14 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for the Pelicans while Holiday had 17 points and seven assists.
The Warriors will be in Dallas to take on the Mavericks Wednesday night while the Pelicans won’t be in action until Friday when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers.