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                 === Curry shines as Warriors top Pelicans ===
 
 Oakland,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists
 in  the Golden State Warriors' 104-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on
 Tuesday.
 
 David  Lee added 21  points and 17 rebounds for the Warriors, who have won six
 straight  against New  Orleans. Klay Thompson and Marreese Speights tallied 16
 and 12 points, respectively.
 
 Golden  State  forward Andre Iguodala returned  to the lineup after missing 12
 games  with  a hamstring  injury. He  ended with  two points  in 17 minutes of
 action.
 
 "It  felt good.  I got  tired  of watching,"  Iguodala  said. "You  get a  new
 appreciation  for the  game, especially seeing your brothers struggle. Tonight
 was  a great game  by everyone, just to get a win and put together a string of
 good basketball the way we did the first three quarters."
 
 Ryan  Anderson scored  21 points  for the  Pelicans, who  have lost  two in  a
 row  since a  two-game winning  streak.  Jason Smith  had 12  points and  Jrue
 Holiday and Austin Rivers each donated 11 points.
 
 "Just  a tough game. Another one of those that they just had a little bit more
 energy than us," Anderson said.
 
 New  Orleans  watched the Warriors  jump out to a  16-6 lead, but the Pelicans
 scored eight straight points to make it a two-point game.
 
 Golden  State went  on an 8-0 run  moments later to build a double-digit lead.
 Lou  Amundson  scored the  final three points  of the first  period to get New
 Orleans within seven, 26-19.
 
 The  Pelicans cut  the gap  to  three early  in  the second  quarter, but  the
 Warriors  responded with  a 6-0 spurt. Speights' layup made it 32-23 with 9:35
 to go.
 
 The  margin  reached 18,  55-37,  when  Lee made  a  layup  with 59.9  seconds
 remaining. It was a 57-39 game at the break.
 
 Golden  State led by as many as 26 in the third frame and took an 88-65 margin
 into the fourth.
 
 New Orleans outscored the Warriors by a 28-16 margin in the final period.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Warriors started  a three-game  homestand on  Tuesday ...  Pelicans guard
 Tyreke Evans (ankle) missed his second straight game.
 
 
 
 
 12/18 02:33:25 ET