Curry, Warriors set for matchup against the Pelicans
Golden State Warriors (56-24, first in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (33-48, 12th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry leads Golden State into a matchup against New Orleans. He currently ranks fourth in the NBA scoring 27.6 points per game.
The Pelicans have gone 19-21 in home games. New Orleans ranks third in the NBA with 27 assists per game, led by Jrue Holiday averaging 7.7.
The Warriors are 34-16 against conference opponents. Golden State ranks third in the Western Conference shooting 38.4 percent from downtown. Curry leads the Warriors shooting 43.7 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Elfrid Payton ranks second on the Pelicans with 7.6 assists and scores 10.8 points per game. Cheick Diallo has averaged 7.7 rebounds and added 7.7 points per game over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
Draymond Green leads the Warriors averaging 7.0 assists while scoring 7.5 points per game. Curry has averaged 22.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 41.3 percent over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 8-2, averaging 118.4 points, 45.6 rebounds, 31.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 3-7, averaging 116.2 points, 49.6 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125 points on 46.8 percent shooting.
Pelicans Injuries: Stanley Johnson: out (ankle), Frank Jackson: out (concussion), E’Twaun Moore: out (quad), Anthony Davis: day to day (back), Darius Miller: out (left thigh strain), Jrue Holiday: out for season (abdominal strain).
Warriors Injuries: Andrew Bogut: out (rest), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral), Andre Iguodala: out (toe).