The Golden State Warriors withstood a strong second-half push from the New Orleans Pelicans to defeat Anthony Davis and Co., 102-101.
Down one with a chance to win, the Pelicans opted not to call a timeout on their final possession. What resulted was a Jrue Holiday drive-and-kick that led to an open corner three from Eric Gordon that failed to find the bottom of the cup.
The two teams combined to produce 11 double-figure scorers, but none was more surprising than Jermaine O'Neal, who finished with season-highs of 18 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes of work starting in place of the suspended Andrew Bogut.
Stephen Curry finished with 16 points and nine assists while Klay Thompson scored a team-high 22 points and eight assists.
David Lee poured in 19 points and seven boards while Harrison Barnes added 14 points in 39 minutes.
Ryan Anderson led the Pelicans with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting while Jrue Holiday dropped in 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting.
With the win the Warriors improved to 9-6 while the Pelicans fell to 6-8 with the loss. New Orleans continues to reside in the cellar of the Southwest division.