Warriors vs. Pelicans – NBA Game Recap – November 21, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — — Brandon Ingram scored a season-excessive 34 factors in the identical recreation that Zion Williamson returned from a 3-recreation absence, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the depleted Golden State Warriors 128-83 on Monday night time.

“He was incredible all recreation,” Pelicans coach Willie Green stated of Ingram, who hit 12 of 19 photographs and whose repertoire included transition 3s, driving dunks and late-shot-clock turnaround fade-aways. “He performed with energy. When he determined to go (to the basket), he went rapidly. … It was simply good to see him put collectively an all-round good recreation.”

Playing one night time after successful on the highway for the primary time this season at Houston, the Warriors scratched Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins from the lineup in New Orleans.

“This was only a night time for the younger guys to get an opportunity to play and it was a troublesome night time,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated. “New Orleans performed rather well.”

Williamson performed 23 minutes in his first recreation again from a bruised proper foot, scoring 9 factors.

“I used to be very excited to be again on the market,” Williamson stated. “We received an important win. The rating speaks for itself.”

Green stated there was no predetermined restrict on Williamson’s enjoying time, which was dictated extra by the scale of New Orleans’ lead.

Devonte Graham scored 19 for the Pelicans, who took the lead lower than two minutes into the sport. Jonas Valanciunas had 10 factors and 13 rebounds, and CJ McCollum scored 15.

Jordan Poole scored 26 for Golden State, which dedicated 28 turnovers whereas falling to 1-9 on the highway.

“The effort was there however we did not execute very effectively,” Kerr stated. “A whole lot of that’s one me. I’ve set to work with these guys and do a greater job of educating execution and getting our guys to know the worth of the ball.”

The beginning lineup for Golden State was regular beginning middle Kevon Looney, together with forwards Anthony Lamb and Jonathan Kuminga, and guards Donte DiVincenzo and Poole.

Less than 9 minutes in, Graham’s 3 as he was fouled gave New Orleans a 26-9 lead. Rookie Dyson Daniels’ finger roll made it 35-11 earlier than the primary quarter ended.

Ingram and Poole every scored 20 within the first half, however Ingram had much more assist, and New Orleans led 65-41 on the break.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Shot 37.8% (28 of 74) total, together with 10 of 43 from 3-level vary. … Kuminga scored 18 factors, whereas Moses Moody and JaMychal Green every scored 10.

Pelicans: Went 4-2 on their six-recreation homestand. … Shot 53.8% (49 of 91), together with 15 of 42 from 3-level vary. … Outscored the Warriors 60-36 within the paint.

SITTING STARS

The recreation marked the second time this season that Golden State visited New Orleans on the again finish of video games on again-to-again nights and selected to take a seat Curry, Thompson, Green and Wiggins. The Smoothie King Center was packed for each video games. The Warriors won’t be again in New Orleans once more throughout the common season.

Curry final performed a recreation in New Orleans on May 4, 2021, with simply 3,700 in attendance resulting from pandemic restrictions. His final recreation in New Orleans earlier than the pandemic was Oct. 28, 2019.

“We perceive we now have a accountability on this league, with the franchise that we’re, to attempt to placed on one of the best present we will each night time, however that additionally contains sustaining guys’ well being in the long run,” Kerr stated. “We do not management the schedule. … I really feel terrible for the followers, however in the end our accountability is to verify our gamers are round for the entire 12 months.”

“GRAND THEFT” ALVARADO

Jose Alvarado scored 10, highlighted by his again-courtroom steal of an inbound cross, which he rapidly transformed right into a floating layup.

“I’ve by no means seen something prefer it,” Green stated with a smile when requested about Alvarado’s penchant for again-courtroom steals. “I’m certain groups are scouting him as a result of I can see gamers, once they catch it, begin to look behind them. I do not know what to do about it however simply let him do it. It’s a present.”

UP NEXT

Warriors: Host the Clippers on Wednesday.

Pelicans: Visit San Antonio on Wednesday.

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