Golden State send Pelicans crashing

Golden State Warriors beat the Pelicans 134-120 in New Orleans on Saturday night with Stephen Curry scoring 53 points to break open a close game with 28-points in the third quarter.

In the third period, Curry, who is considered by some to be the greatest shooter in NBA history, outscored the Pelicans by two points to give the Warriors a 105-91 lead, letting Curry rest in the fourth quarter.

Curry is the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989-90 to score 118 points in his team's first three games. He was a problem for the Pelicans the whole night with creative, weaving dribbles into the heart of the defence.

He was 17 of 27 from the field and from 3-point range was 8 of 14 with nine assists and four steals.

For Golden State, Green scored 21 points and Klay Thompson added 19, giving them three wins in their opening three games this season.

Davis had 26 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks for the injury-depleted Pelicans, who have lost their first three games.

Saturday's NBA results:
Utah 97-76 Indiana
New York 117-110 Washington
Golden State 134-120 New Orleans
Brooklyn 91-101 Memphis
Phoenix 101-90 Portland
Sacramento 109-114 LA Clippers