The Golden State Warriors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 in a full-team effort at the Chase Center on October 30, 2023.

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 25 points and 8 assists, while Klay Thompson added 20 points and 6 rebounds. Draymond Green had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.

The Pelicans were led by Zion Williamson, who had 28 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon Ingram added 25 points and 5 assists, while CJ McCollum had 20 points and 6 rebounds.

Analysis

The Warriors were able to pull off the victory thanks to a balanced scoring attack. Four Warriors players scored at least 20 points, and they shot 50% from the field and 40% from three-point range.

The Warriors' defense was also key to their victory. They held the Pelicans to 45% shooting from the field and 35% shooting from three-point range.

The Pelicans were led by Zion Williamson, but they struggled to get consistent production from their other players. Ingram and McCollum both had solid games, but they didn't get enough help from their teammates.

Conclusion

The Warriors' victory over the Pelicans was a good start to their season. They showed that they are still the team to beat in the Western Conference. The Pelicans, on the other hand, will need to improve their consistency if they want to challenge for a playoff spot.

Post-match quotes

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors guard):

"We played a great game tonight. We were able to get off to a hot start, and we were able to maintain our lead throughout the game. Our defense was also key to our victory. We were able to hold the Pelicans to a low shooting percentage."

Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans forward):

"We played a good game tonight, but we made too many mistakes. We gave up too many easy baskets, and we struggled to get stops on defense. We need to learn from our mistakes and move on."

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