Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive

The Golden State Warriors rallied from a late fourth-quarter deficit, beating New Orleans 128-122 in overtime on Sunday to extend their NBA winning streak to 16 games.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 15, 2014, 12:38 PM IST
Warriors work overtime to keep streak alive

New York: The Golden State Warriors rallied from a late fourth-quarter deficit, beating New Orleans 128-122 in overtime on Sunday to extend their NBA winning streak to 16 games.

Stephen Curry had 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors, who became the ninth team in league history to launch a season 21-2.

Klay Thompson contributed 29 points and Draymond Green added 11 points and 13 rebounds for Golden State, who erased an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit.

The Warriors opened overtime with a 9-1 scoring run while holding New Orleans without a field goal for more than two minutes.

Tyreke Evans notched 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Jrue Holiday added 30 points, nine assists and five steals for the Pelicans, who were without prolific forward Anthony Davis due to a chest contusion he suffered Friday night against Cleveland.

The Warriors, who survived 19 turnovers, were again without Australian big man Andrew Bogut and David Lee, Bogut nursing a knee injury and Lee with a troublesome hamstring.

Greene and Harrison Barnes both played with their noses packed after they each took hits to the face.