Oct 31, 2015 11:56 PM by Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 53 points, taking over the game with a 28-point third quarter, and the unbeaten Golden State Warriors defeated the winless Pelicans 134-120 in New Orleans' home opener Saturday night.
Curry outscored all the Pelicans by two points in the third period, giving the reigning NBA MVP a career-high for scoring in a quarter. He wound up shooting 17 of 27 from the field, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range, to go with nine assists and four steals.
Draymond Green scored 21 points and Klay Thompson added 19 for defending champion Golden State, which has won its first three games this season.
Anthony Davis had 26 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks for the injury-depleted Pelicans, who have lost their first three games under new coach Alvin Gentry. Two of the losses have come against Golden State, where Gentry was an assistant last season.
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