Curry, Warriors sweep Pelicans, advance to West semis

New Orleans, LA ( – The Golden State Warriors wouldn’t need
a monumental comeback to secure a series sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans on
Saturday night.

Instead, they were the ones who brought a healthy, double-digit lead into the
final quarter before advancing to the next round.

Stephen Curry posted 39 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the
Warriors earned a 109-98 series-clinching win over the Pelicans in the Western
Conference quarterfinals.

Golden State, which overcame a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter of its
Game 3 win thanks to Curry’s late heroics, achieved its first sweep of a
seven-game series since winning the 1975 NBA Finals.

Klay Thompson deposited 25 points and Draymond Green netted 20 of his 22
points in the first half. Green also finished with 10 rebounds and eight

The Warriors will face the winner of the Portland-Memphis series in the
Western Conference semifinals.

Pelicans star Anthony Davis contributed 36 points, 11 rebounds and three
blocks and Eric Gordon chipped in 29 points in a losing effort.