Golden State 98, New Orleans 88

Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #16 David Guthrie, #14 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 28 14 28 18 88
Golden State 19 32 23 24 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 26-49 16-23 10-26 L1
Golden State 43-32 26-11 17-21 W2

Recap

Warriors 98, Hornets 88: David Lee recorded his league-leading 50 double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds as Golden State crept closer to clinching a playoff spot by dispatching of visiting New Orleans.

Stephen Curry collected 20 points and nine assists and Jarrett Jack added 19 and eight assists off the bench for the Warriors, who stayed a game clear of the Houston Rockets for the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference. Golden State is 4 1/2 games ahead of ninth-place Utah with seven games left.

Eric Gordon scored 21 points and Greivis Vasquez recorded 15 points and nine assists as the Hornets dropped their seventh straight road game.

The Warriors held an 83-72 lead with 7:54 left before New Orleans made one last push, closing to within 84-78 on Al-Farouq Aminu’s jumper with 5:13 left. But Lee and Curry combined on a 6-0 run and Golden State closed it out.

The Hornets came out strong and held a 28-19 lead after the first quarter before falling off the pace in the second. Curry hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points during a 14-4 burst that put the Warriors on top and Jack’s jumper in the final seconds made it a 51-42 lead at the break.

New Orleans kept it close in the third quarter but never managed to retake the lead. The Hornets drew within 69-68 but Jack responded with a 3-pointer and Golden State carried a 74-70 lead into the final quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Warriors held New Orleans rookie F Anthony Davis to six points on 2-of-11 shooting. … Golden State finished 4-1 on its five-game homestand and will travel to Phoenix on Friday before returning home for three straight. … Warriors G Klay Thompson scored eight points on 4-of-11 shooting and has totaled 18 points on 20 percent shooting in the last three games. … Hornets C Robin Lopez scored 17 points after being limited to single figures in each of the last two games.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Golden State
Eric Gordon 21 Scoring David Lee 23
Greivis Vasquez 9 Assists Stephen Curry 9
Anthony Davis 9 Rebounds David Lee 16
Eric Gordon 10 Free Throws Made David Lee 5
Al-Farouq Aminu 3 Steals Andrew Bogut 1
Al-Farouq Aminu 1 Blocks Andrew Bogut 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 88 39.8 4-15 18-23 21 39 4 8 12
Golden State 98 46.2 7-19 19-22 25 47 8 5 13

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Warriors have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Hornets have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .354 after a loss.