Pelicans Trounce Golden State 128-83

Pelicans Trounce Golden State 128-83

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against Golden State Warriors guard Ty Jerome in the first half at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans on Mon Nov 21, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Barbara Mason

Sunday night the Golden State Warriors (8-10) won their first road game of the season in Houston. Monday night the Warriors took on the New Orleans Pelicans (10-7) and added another road loss to their road record total 128-83 their ninth road loss this season.

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green sat out the game and the kids got the start. Jonathan Kuminga, Anthony Lamb, Jordan Poole, Donte DiVincenzo and veteran Kevon Looney were on the starting roster. There were only ten guys in uniform Monday and they would no doubt get a vigorous work-out against New Orleans.

It was a slow start for both teams in the first quarter. The slow start for New Orleans got going after the opening minutes and at the end of the quarter the Pelicans had a significant lead 35-16.

By halftime, the Pelicans had a healthy 65-41 lead. The Warriors had committed a lot of turnovers and were simply outplayed by New Orleans in the first half. Jordan Poole was having a great game with 20 points in the first two quarters. The Warriors had a real uphill battle in the second half against the full strength Pelicans.

The Warriors had a struggle trying to contain the Pelicans who welcomed back Zion Williamson tonight after he had missed the last three games. New Orleans has a terrific offense and a pretty decent defense as the Warriors found out early. The Warriors had trouble shooting threes’’s going 6 of 28 through three quarters. The Pelicans led after three 97-65 and it had been all New Orleans all night.

The Warriors were getting trounced in this game but got some great experience. They were trailing 116-76 with 6:00 left on the clock. The lose Warriors in a blow-out.

There were some bright spots for the Warriors in the game. The high score was Poole with 26 points. Kuminga had 18 points. They did struggle from downtown going 10 of 43. This was just more invaluable experience for these young guys.

The Pelicans were cruising from the start of the game. Brandon Ingram finished with the high score 34 points. CJ McCollum had 15 points. Jonas Valanciunas was great defensively with 13 rebounds. New Orleans was shooting 54% in the game.

The Warriors will play the Clippers Wednesday night at Chase Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors return home after racking up 0-6 road trip; Host the Kings tonight at Chase Center

A view of the Golden State Warriors bench on Fri Nov 4, 2022 in New Orleans (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, how depleted do the Golden State Warriors seem after resting their three key players Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson and taking a nine point 114-105 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night in Pelican town.

#2 The Pelicans Brandon Ingram lead the Pelicans with 26 points and contributed on offense keeping New Orleans in the drivers seat for most of the game.

#3 What was remarkable was Ingram had missed four games in a row due to a concussion and was glad for the timing of getting back in the line up to face the Warriors.

#4 The Warriors Jordan Poole led Golden State with 20 points and nine assists, Ty Jerome had 18 points, and Kevon Looney was the only regular starter that was in uniform.

#5 The Warriors return to the nest tonight at Chase Center and host the Sacramento Kings who are coming off two road wins against the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets.

Barbara Mason does the Warriors podcasts Mondays at

It’s Five Straight loses For Golden State; Warriors lose to Pelicans 114-105; Warriors now have 0-6 road record

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket between Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) and forward JaMychal Green (1) in first half action in New Orleans on Fri Nov 4, 2022 (AP Ne

It’s Five Straight For Golden State Losing to Pelicans 114-105

By Barbara Mason

Friday night the Golden State Warriors (3-7) finished up their road trip taking on the New Orleans Pelicans (5-3) in the “Big Easy” and wound up dropping their fifth straight game 114-105.

It has been a road trip that no-one saw coming. Golden State has not win a single road game this season and looked for a win tonight against a very tough Pelican team. New Orleans had some great starters which of course included Zion Wiliamson along with CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciiunas. With Williamson completely healthy for this game under the best of circumstances would be a challenge.

Tonight’s game featured a new look for the Warriors. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green rested and watched the game from the bench. This was an absolute opportunity for the young guys to get on the floor and exercise their skills.

Game recap: The first quarter was a solid one for Golden State leading after the first 12 minutes 27-26. Ryan Rollins got his first three in the NBA in the quarter. Kevon Looney, Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody and Anthony Lamb were the starters for the game.

In the second quarter the turnovers were starting to mount with seven in the early going. After trailing by 11 points Golden State climbed back into the game trailing by a single point 50-49 with under three minutes left in the half. The youngsters were giving the elite Pelicans a run for their money.

New Orleans made a push in the final minute of the second quarter leading 61-54 going into the locker room. Despite trailing it was an impressive showing by the kids. At the half Poole had 12 points, Kuminga had 11 and Lamb also had double digits with 10 points.

With 3:79 left in the third quarter the Warriors had tied up the game at 70. Golden State remained competitive throughout the quarter. A tough sequence in the final minute gave the Pelicans an 88-79 lead going into the final quarter. Brandon Ingram was having a great game with 25 points supported by Williamson and McCollum each with 14.

The Warriors hung in this game for three quarters and made a push in the fourth quarter trailing 93-89 with eight minutes left in the game. Golden State was just looking to keep this game close. The Pelicans put up a real push in the final minutes and finished off the Warriors in the final game of this road trip. The final was 114-105.

The kids had some great moments. They struggled with traveling and turnovers but this was a terrific opportunity to play for these guys. They played a scrappy game and no doubt learned an awful lot. Poole finished with 20 points, Ty Jerome and Kuminga had 18, Lamb with 16 and Moody 14 points. Not bad for a bunch that hasn’t played together. The Warriors will head home with a five game losing streak.

The Warriors will have some time off before they take on the Sacramento Kings at Chase Center Monday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

Warriors lose fourth straight game to Magic 130-129 in Orlando

Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs (4) reacts after being fouled by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half in Orlando on Thu Nov 3, 2022 (AP News photo)

Warriors Lose Fourth Game In a Row To The Magic 130-129

By Barbara Mason

Thursday evening the Golden State Warriors (3-6) lost to the Orlando Magic (2-7) and were looking for their first road win of the season they didn’t get it dropping their fourth straight game in a row 130-129 in Orlando.

It has been an extremely difficult road trip for the team. Golden State who looked to defend without fouling up something that has just not happened in this stretch. Limiting the turnovers would also be beneficial. Quality road trips is the sign of a great team. The Warriors have not looked anything like a great team that they used to be on this road trip.

Thursday game recap: Klay Thompson got the first quarter going in a big way with three from downtown grabbing a 16-8 lead for the Warriors. The turnovers began to cause a lot of problem as the quarter wore on and the lead that Golden State had built began to evaporate. After the first 12 minutes the score was tied at 30.

By the end of the second quarter the Warriors had built a double digit lead 65-53. Golden State had a great quarter. They pushed that lead with good offense and good defensive. They forced turnovers and had second chance points, doing all of this with some Warrior-like hustle and scrappiness. The splash brothers had a great first half, both going four of eight from downtown while the Magic had trouble shooting from the paint. As it turned out this would be a tale of two halves.

In the third quarter Thompson picked up where he left off in the first half shooting a couple of three’s in the first two minutes of play. The Warriors had their largest lead of the game with 9:22 left in the quarter 75-60. The Magic fought but continued to trail by double digits. Orlando continue to pick away and with less than two minutes left the Warriors suffered a disasterous sequence. James Wiseman had a shooting foul, a technical giving Orlando the chance for a possible four points. Going into the fourth quarter the Warriors were hanging onto a 98-96 lead.

The Warriors had a terrible start to the fourth quarter committing three fouls inside of one minute. The Magic took the lead 108-104 with 8:20 left in the game. Orlando had been sixteen down and with the lead they were looking to win their second game of the season at the expense of the Warriors. The frustration began to boil over when Head Coach Steve Kerr was called for a technical. With 3:27 on the clock the Warriors had pulled to within one point 117-116. Kevon Looney and Draymond Green were both playing with five fouls.

This game was absolute torture tied at 126 with 43 seconds. The Magic took the lead 130-126 with 31 seconds left. Green had fouled out and it was a two score game. The Warriors pulled to within one point when Thompson hit a three. The Warriors ended the game with possession and 4.9 seconds but fell short losing 130-129 in a nightmare game.

Every team that has played the Warriors on this road trip has played to a new level. 31 more free throws for the Magic makes it pretty tough to win under any circumstances. The Magic hit clutch bucket after clutch bucket. So the Warriors have their fourth loss in a row.

Two turnovers by Golden State in the final minute and 31 Magic free throws shut this whole thing down. The third and fourth quarters were horrendous. Stephen Curry finished with 39 points, Thompson with 27, Looney with 17 and Andrew Wiggins with 15; surely good enough to win any game had it not been for those 31 free throws and turnovers. The Warriors made 19 three’s and shot at 51% and still lost.

It doesn’t get any better for the Warriors taking on the New Orleans Pelicans in the “Big Easy” tomorrow night. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 as the Warriors are looking to break a stunning losing streak.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: NBA teams after Green but Warriors not budging; NBA enforcing carrying violations

Golden State Warriors Draymond Green addressing the media Sat Oct 8, 2022 the week he slugged teammate Jordan Poole has been sought by many other NBA team but the Warriors are denying that he’s on the trade block. (AP News file photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, there has been rumored talk that the Warriors (3-6) Draymond Green could bring suiters although the Warriors deny rumors about dealing Green.

#2 Green has been a commodity ever since he punched teammate Jordan Poole in a practice in early October. NBA teams still have approached the Warriors. Knowing this the Warriors just very well might hang onto Green as long as he can help the team and not get the itch to punch anyone else.

#3 Green’s contract ends at the end of this season but as long as his long time championship teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the team Green may just try and reup with Golden State.

#4 The NBA is pushing the carry rule. The Warriors were whistled for three carry violations in their last game against the Detroit Pistons. Warrior head coach Steve Kerr being well aware that the league is serious about such violations has let his players know to dribble not carry the ball.

#5 Jerry, the Warriors complete their five game road trip Friday night in New Orleans against the Pelicans the Warriors are trying to pick up some wins after losing four straight to start the road trip how do you see this game in New Orleans for a 5:30 pm tip.

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Warriors Finish Third In Western Conference With Win Over Pelicans 128-107

The Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets the finger roll shot over the New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado (15) at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Sun Apr 10, 2022 (AP News photo)

Warriors Finish Third In Western Conference With Win Over Pelicans 128-107

By Barbara Mason

Sunday night the Golden State Warriors (53-29) clinched for third place finish in the Western Conference. They beat the New Orleans Pelicans (36-46) 128-107. Both of these teams are playoff bound but the Warriors really need to finish the season on a high note heading into the post-season.

Klay Thompson was back on board for this game. Andrew Wiggins sat this one out and Moses Moody was on the starting roster with Draymond Green, Kevon Looney, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson.

The Pelicans took an early lead but it would not be long before the Warriors started to crank things up. At the end of the first quarter the Warriors had a slim lead 27-26. The Pelicans had a seven point lead early but the Warriors erased that lead to win the first quarter.

The second quarter was a good one for the Warriors. Golden State finished the first half shooting an impressive 63%. Thompson went off finishing the half with 21 points and was 4 of 9 from downtown.

Jordan Poole had a better game tonight with 12 points after two quarters. Golden State had a 20 point lead at the half 68-48. The Pelicans are one of the poorest three- point shooting teams in the league and so it was no surprise that they shot only three in the first half to the Warriors ten.

The Warriors had shot 72% in the second quarter which was impressive. Every time that Thompson was open he was letting them fly and he was connecting. The team was protecting the ball and limiting those turnovers and had to keep that kind of play going into the second half of the game.

Both offenses began to slow down in the third quarter. It was the Pelicans that began to heat up in the final four minutes of the third quarter cutting a 29 point Warriors lead to an 11 point deficit.

Golden State took their foot off the gas and the Pelicans took it all the way to the bank and cashed in on a 22 to 4 run. The score after three quarters was 89-78 in favor of Golden State. It is a sure bet that the Dallas Mavs had renewed interest in what was going on in this game.

Going into the fourth quarter the Warriors had 16 turnovers and more importantly the Pelicans had scored 20 points off those turnovers.

The Golden State offense turned things around big time in the final quarter thanks to the shooting of Thompson. The Warriors really pulled it together when push came to shove. The victory for the Warriors gives them the third best record in the NBA.

Klay Thompson had his first 40 point game since his comeback shooting 41 points. Jordan Poole was back shooting for 22 points. The entire team had a beautiful defensive effort with 41 rebounds.

We now know that the Warriors will be taking on Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 PM. It still remains to be seen if Stephen Curry will be ready for Game One in playoff series.

Pelicans control Kings wire to wire in Sac’s last home game 123-109

The New Orleans guard CJ McCollum (3) drives to the bucket against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden One Center in Sacramento on Tue Apr 5, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

SACRAMENTO–The Sacramento Kings (29-51) were back in action on Tuesday night for their last home game. The Kings were set to welcome the New Orleans Pelicans (35-44) on Tuesday at 7 PM PST in Sacramento. The Kings last played on Sunday evening against the Golden State Warriors as they lost that game 109-90.

On Tuesday, the Kings lost to the New Orleans Pelicans by the final of 123-109 in the Kings last home game of the season.

In the first quarter, both teams started slow. The Kings fell behind early in the first quarter only to pull closer as the quarter came to a close. Overall, the Kings scored 25 points in the first quarter compared to the Pelicans 27. The Kings offense was down several players on Tuesday, but most notably, it was De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis.

In the second quarter, It wasn’t any better for the Kings. The Kings offense played well in the second quarter as they began to pick up the pace. However, the increase on offense also led to worse play on the defensive end.

The Kings scored 32 points in the second quarter but allowed the Pelicans to score 33 points and further their lead. Damian Jones led the way for the Kings in the first half as he scored 15 points. Jaxson Hayes led the way for the Pelicans on offense as he scored 12 points in the first half.

The Kings would need to control the Pelicans on offense if they wished to secure a win in their final home game of the season. The Kings went into halftime down 60-57.

In the third quarter, the story only got worse for the Kings. The Pelicans offense remained in high gear as the Kings struggled to mount any sort of gameplan on the defensive end of the floor.

The Pelicans continued the offensive onslaught as they scored 35 points on the Kings in the third quarter. On the other hand, the Kings only scored 27 points in the third as the deficit grew in Sacramento. It would tackle a miracle for the Kings to come back in the fourth quarter as they were down 95-84.

In the fourth quarter, the Kings didn’t show much fight. The trend of being outscored in every quarter of the game continued as the Pelicans outscored the Kings 28-25 in the final quarter. It was a disappointing end to a disappointing season for the Kings.

The Kings fell to the Pelicans by the final of 123-109. The Kings were led in the defeat by Damian Jones, who had 22 points. The Pelicans leading scorers were Jaxson Hayes and CJ McCollum, who each had 23 points. This game would conclude the 41 home games the Kings played at Golden One Center for the season.

Up Next: The Kings go on the road to take on the LA Clippers on Saturday in LA time of the game TBD.

One Big Easy Win: Sacramento Gets Rolled By Pelicans 125-95

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots over Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) and Domantas Sobonis (10) at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wed Mar 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

Sacramento Gets Rolled By the Pelicans 125-95

By Barbara Mason

Wednesday night two struggling teams met at Smoothie King Center. The Sacramento Kings (23-41) traveled to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans (26-36). They have both started the second half of the season on an improved note.

The Pelicans beat the Phoenix Suns 117-102 with CJ McCollum on a scoring spree. He is still working on his on-court chemistry with the Pelicans. New Orleans also beat the Lakers pretty handily 123-95. The Kings won their last game against the Thunder 131-110. The Pelicans handled the Kings on Wednesday night 125-95.

Both teams have made some nice changes to their roster. Changes for these two teams have been paying off nicely.

As expected these two teams played a very close first quarter. The Kings edged the Pelicans in the opening quarter 33-31. At the half the Pelicans had taken the lead 65-61. DeAaron Fox led the Kings with 17 points and Harrison Barnes turning in 15.

The Pelicans Brandon Ingram had a great first half with 24 points. Both teams got some great work from Domantas Sabonis (Kings) and Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans) each with eight rebounds. They would both finish with 14 apiece.

The Pelicans would continue their role into the third quarter leading after three 96-82. New Orleans proved to be to hot to handle for Sacramento. Every one of their starters had double digits with Brandon Ingram shooting for 33 points. He was 15-of-19 which is a tough act to follow.

The high for the Kings was Fox with 25 points and Harrison Barnes shooting for 19. The Pelicans simply had a whole lot more fire power than Sacramento, as the Kings continue to struggle.

The Kings will now travel to San Antonio on Thursday night taking on the Spurs. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 PM.

Warriors Drop Second Game In a Row to Pelicans 101-96

Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole lends a hand to guard Damion Lee in the first half of action against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans on Thu Jan 6, 2022 (AP News photo)

Warriors Drop Second Game In a Row to Pelicans 101-96

By Barbara Mason

The Golden State Warriors (29-9) are coming off of what is probably their worst game of the 2021-22 season. The entire roster struggled from the start of this game until the finish. It was just horrendous and it’s a game that was forgettable from the get go as the New Orleans Pelicans (14-25) defeated the Warriors 101-96.

Thursday night the team took on the Pelicans without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. The Warriors are more than capable of winning this game without Curry and Green. Curry was resting a left quad injury and Green his sore hip.

The starting lineup for the game is notable with Otto Porter, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, Gary Payton II and Jordan Poole. On top of that the Warriors have an amazing bench with Andre Iguodala, Jonathan Kuminga, Damian Lee and Nemanja Bjelica.

Tonight’s roster is more than enough to get past the Pelicans after the fluke of a game we saw last night. Here’s hoping that the disaster we saw in Dallas was the last of it’s kind this season.

The Warriors got on track as the first quarter reached the mid-way point and Golden State had a 22-16 lead at quarters end. In the second quarter, it looked like Golden State was working well together and having a lot of fun and a lot of success until the final four minutes of the half.

The Pelicans really turned on their offense with Brandon Ingram unable to miss finishing with 19 points. New Orleans was getting the ball to Ingram every chance they got. The Pelicans took the lead as the second quarter came to an end 47-46.

The Warriors were having a very good defensive game with Porter, Looney, Moody and Kuminga accounting for 18 of their 23 rebounds. Both teams were shooting 44% in the first half. Wiggins had 11 points in the first half with the remainder of the starters only hitting seven points combined. The Warriors needed a lot more offense from a lot more players in the second half and they needed to shut Ingram down.

Five minutes into the third quarter Golden State took back the lead after trailing by six points 57-56. They got back in front from the free throw line. The lead was short-lived by the Warriors and the Pelicans led by 75-72 after three quarters. In the third quarter it was Andrew Wiggins and Damien Lee who were keeping Golden State in this game.

The Pelicans continued to dominate in the fourth quarter and led 90-82 with three minutes left in the game. Much as in the last game, the Warriors offense was killing them. Another subpar team was beating Golden State. The Warriors were 5 of 30 from downtown, not a winning formula. The only way to describe this game by the Warriors was an offensive power outage two games in a row.

The Warriors got something going but it was too little too late with less than a minute left in the game. New Orleans came away with the win 101-96 in another shocker. This is the first time this season that the lost Warriors two games in a row.

Mama said there’d be days like this and for the Warriors two days in a row like this. They now have two days off in a row to watch film and relax before they get back to work on Sunday.

The game that everyone has been anticipating for weeks now will be played on Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. There will be a lengthy practice on Saturday and supposedly it will be after that practice that the starting roster will be determined. The Warriors will just have to wait and see how that roster looks on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 PM

Golden State Annihilates Pelicans 126-85 at Chase Center

Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) spreads his wings and shows he can fly as he led Golden State with 26 points against the New Orleans Pelicans at Chase Center in San Francisco on Fri Nov 5, 2021 (AP News photo)

Golden State Annihilates Pelicans 126-85

Golden State (7-1) blasted the New Orleans Pelicans (1-9) in a runaway 126-85. Jordan Poole had another high for the game with 26 points and Andre Iguodala had a record high 10 assists.

By Barbara Mason

Friday night the Golden State Warriors (7-1) took on the New Orlean Pelicans (1-9). This would prove to be an interesting match-up. The Warrior offense would be tested by the impenetrable Jonas Valanciunas, however New Orleans will be dealing with injuries that will hurt the team with Brandon Ingram out due to a right hip contusion and of course Zion Williamson’s return is still murky. Coming into this game the Pelicans have lost five in a row.

Golden State will be heavily counting on Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr., and Nemanja Bjelica, the Warriors who can almost match 6’11” Valaciunas in height. The Warriors are highly favored in this matchup.

The Pelicans got a quick start in the first quarter leading early but Golden State got their offense going and erased that lead to even the score 16-16 mid-way through the quarter. Golden State had a 38-31 lead after one quarter.

The Warriors had a nice start to the second quarter. They were having alot of success dropping three’s and already were 9 of 19 in early play. The only true weapon that the Pelicans had in this game was Valaciunas.

Although leading by fifteen points in the second quarter, Golden State went cold and led by a slim margin at the half 54-50. Missing three 3’s in a row is something that we seldom see from Golden State, but we saw it in the second quarter. The Warriors will need a lot more successful offensive effort in the second half.

The Warriors got that effort and extended their lead in the third quarter leading 88-66.

Golden State really went to town in the final quarter rendering the Pelicans helpless. New Orleans was unable to get anything going offensively or defensively. A four point lead for the Warriors at the half turned into a 126-85 final.

Poole, Curry, Wiggins, Payton and Bjelica all shot in double digits and Green led in rebounds with 8. This team was on fire and fans at Chase tonight got a real show.

The Warriors will be back on the court Sunday taking on the Rockets. Two teams with opposite records – the Warriors with a 7-1 record and the Rockets with a 1-7 record. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 PM.