STEPHEN Curry had 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds and the Warriors beat the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans 104-93 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) in Andre Iguodala's long-awaited return.
Although Iguodala finished with just two points and two assists in 17 minutes after missing 12 games with a left hamstring injury, his return to the lineup had a carryover effect as Golden State never trailed and padded its lead after every quarter. Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Andrew Bogut added eight points and 10 rebounds.
The Pelicans missed the services of injured starters Anthony Davis (broken left hand) and Tyreke Evans (sprained left ankle). Ryan Anderson had 21 points and six rebounds and Jason Smith added 12 for New Orleans, which has lost the first two games of a five-game road trip.