Golden State Warriors Shut Down New Orleans Hornets

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The Golden State Warriors followed up Monday night’s outstanding defensive performance with another strong showing, defeating the New Orleans Hornets 93-72.

On the second night of a road back-to-back, Golden State (39-30) was able to hold New Orleans (22-46) to 33% from the field and just 17% from beyond the arc. This was the second night in a row that the Warriors were able to hold their opponent under 35% shooting.

The Warriors got another big night from their emerging star Steph Curry. Curry scored 30 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and connected on 6 of his 9 three-point attempts. Curry is shooting 45% from long range this season and has made a league leading 208.

Golden State has finally gotten a glimpse of a healthy Andrew Bogut. He and his low post counter part David Lee are starting to build some chemistry on both ends of the floor. Bogut, coming off of his best game of the season, had another all around solid night with eight points, nine rebounds, five assists, and four blocks.

David Lee added to his double-double count with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists. That marks Lee’s league leading 44th double-double of the season.

For New Orleans, they struggled to find any offensive rhythm all night. Ryan Anderson was the Hornets high scorer with 21 points on 7-19 shooting, but no other Hornet reached the 20 point mark and they had only three players in double-digits.

Hornets rookie Anthony Davis scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds. When healthy, Davis is able to have a big impact on games, it has just been tough to keep him on the court consistently.

Golden State is now 2-0 on their current three game road trip. They have tomorrow off as they travel to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 107-101 in OT when they hosted them back in February, but they will have their hands full as they have lost 28 consecutive times in San Antonio.

 

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