NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


Wed. 5/12 Fri. 5/14 Sun. 5/16
@ Dal 
L 107-125
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@ GS 
L 122-125
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Poole's career-high 38 points lead Warriors past Pelicans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jordan Poole scored a go-ahead layup with 21.4 seconds left and made two free throws with less than a second remaining on the way to a career-high 38 points despite an ankle injury scare in the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans 125-122 on Friday night while Stephen Curry and other stars rested with injuries.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 30 points and put New Orleans ahead with 25.9 seconds left, answering Eric Paschall's basket for the Warriors 33 seconds after his offensive rebound.

"He came back on fire," Golden State's Mychal Mulder said of Poole playing on a tender ankle. "I think that just speaks to his toughness and his character and his will to win. That's something that he's got and it's impressive."

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.7
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.49
Blocks: James Johnson0.84
Defense (Rank)
Points: 115.0 (24)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 25.9 (24)
FG%: 46.9% (19)
FT%: 79.1% (28)
3P%: 38.1% (27)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.8 (9)
Rebounds: 47.4 (3)
Assists: 26.0 (10)
FG%: 47.7% (7)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Dallas 42 29 .592 --
Memphis 38 33 .535 4.0
San Antonio 33 38 .465 9.0
New Orleans 31 40 .437 11.0
Houston 17 54 .239 25.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/7/2021 Naji Marshall Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/27/2021 Didi Louzada Silva Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/12/2021 James Nunnally Signed as Free Agent
4/3/2021 Isaiah Thomas Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/26/2021 James Johnson Traded part of four player deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/12/2021 Lonzo Ball Sprained Right Thumb
5/5/2021 Brandon Ingram Sprained left ankle
4/2/2021 Josh Hart Thumb
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