NBA: Hot Curry's 53 points help Warriors maintain perfect start to the season

Stephen Curry (right) of the Golden State Warriors works against Toney Douglas of the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half.
Stephen Curry (right) of the Golden State Warriors works against Toney Douglas of the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half. PHOTO: AFP

NEW ORLEANS (REUTERS) - Stephen Curry scored 53 points and defending National Basketball Association champions Golden State won their third consecutive game to open the season, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 134-120.

It was the third consecutive double-digit loss for the Pelicans, who were playing their home opener at Smoothie King Arena.

In other games, the Jazz defeated the Pacers 97-76, Derrick Favors scoring 18 points to lead six players in double figures; Carmelo Anthony carried the Knicks with 37 points including 11 in the fourth quarter as New York defeated the Washington Wizards 117-110; while the Grizzlies beat the Nets 101-91.