Pelicans pull away in the 4th quarter, hand Warriors another loss despite a strong showing

When things are as rough as they are with the Golden State Warriors, you will absolutely take moral victories. So yes, the Warriors lost yet again - their 45th on the season - but a number of players kicked in meaningful contributions (they just couldn’t compete with Zion Williamson’s 28 points and 7 rebounds).

Golden State was led by Damion Lee (22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists), and Juan Toscano-Anderson  (16 points, 5 rebounds, and some really solid defense against Williamson).

Poole was taking Jrue Holiday off the dribble repeatedly.

And here’s one of Toscano-Anderson’s defensive plays:

New arrival Dragan Bender started off well, showing flashes of the sort of upside that led Golden State to take a chance on the young Center.

As always, this is just a placeholder for the community to congregate and work through yet another loss. Daniel Hardee will be along tomorrow with your full recap.

Multiple Warriors will head to LA tomorrow for the Kobe Bryant memorial service, before returning to action Tuesday - when they host the Sacramento Kings.

Highlights from the Game Thread

Belilaugh:

Kirk Lacob explaining why he likes Dragan Bender. Kirk Lacob. For reasons that have nothing to do with Bender, we're so fucked once the Curry era is over lol. Enjoy it while it lasts.

GhostRidingTheInjuryCart: Enter the Dragan!

EricApricot: D Lee is track to score 100 points. If this continues, the game should be close. There’s no way GSW keeps hitting 50% from 3

BadlyBrowned: Bowman needs to figure out his 3pt shot, because a no-shoot 6'1" PG is a no-go in the NBA...

Servant Of Luna: Pelicans: 16/38 threes, Warriors: 11/32 threes. Why do everyone destroy us beyond the arc?

EricApricot: Well, if Wiggins had shot better than 3-16, the game would have definitely been Close Enough To Make It Exciting™

Servant of Luna’s Top players

Pelicans: 

Holiday: (+21) 

23 points 10/17 FGs 3/7 three pointers 

7 rebounds (2 off.) 15 assists 5 turnovers 1 block 

Williamson: (+20) 

28 points 13/20 FGs 1/1 three pointer 1/6 FTs 

7 rebounds (6 off.) 2 assists 1 turnover 1 steal 

Melli: (+5) 

20 points 7/8 FGs 6/7 three pointers 

5 rebounds (3 off.) 1 assist 1 turnover 1 block 

Honorable mention: 

Ingram: (+14) 

17 points 5/18 FGs 2/7 three pointers 5/5 FTs 

4 rebounds 5 assists 3 turnovers 2 steals 

Favors: (+13) 

6 points 3/4 FGs 0/1 FT 

11 rebounds (2 off.) 1 assist 1 block 

Warriors

Lee: (-8) 

22 points 9/15 FGs 4/8 three pointers 

4 rebounds 4 assists 3 turnovers 1 steal 1 block 

Poole: (-20) 

19 points 8/14 FGs 1/4 three pointers 2/3 FTs 

5 rebounds 5 assists 4 turnovers 

Toscano-Anderson: (+6) 

16 points 6/10 FGs 3/5 three pointers 1/1 FT 

8 rebounds 3 assists 1 turnover 1 steal 2 blocks 

Bowman: (-7) 

15 points 6/12 FGs 0/3 three pointers 3/3 FTs 

6 rebounds (2 off.) 7 assists 1 turnover 3 steals 1 block 

Honorable mention: 

Paschall: (-16) 

13 points 5/9 FGs 0/2 three pointers 3/4 FTs 

5 rebounds (1 off.) 2 turnovers 1 steal 

Final Stats

Pelicans: 

46.9% shooting (46/98 FGs) 

17/42 three pointers 

6/13 FTs 

52 rebounds (14 off.) 

34 assists 

13 turnovers 

7 steals 

5 blocks 

Warriors: 

43.5% shooting (40/92 FGs) 

11/35 three pointers 

10/15 FTs 

28 assists 

15 turnovers 

9 steals 

7 blocks 

Points in paint: 

Pelicans: 52 

Warriors: 46 

Fastbreak points: 

Pelicans: 27 

Warriors: 13 

Points off turnovers: 

Pelicans: 15 

Warriors: 17 

Bench points: 

Pelicans: 39 

Warriors: 37 


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