Warriors 111 - Pelicans 95
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Dubs Win Season Opener on Epic Night on Warriors Ground

Curry's Hot Start Leads Warriors Past Pelicans on Opening Night
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It would have been easy, possibly excusable, for the Warriors to look flat following the joyous pregame championship celebration. But Stephen Curry erased any thought of an Opening Night letdown with his torrid start, and the Dubs marched on to a 111-95 win over the Pelicans in front of a jubilant Oracle Arena crowd on Tuesday night.

Just minutes after addressing the crowd and leading the team in unveiling the 2015 championship banner in the arena rafters, Curry scored the first of his nine first quarter buckets with a finger roll off the dish from Andrew Bogut. Curry splashed home four 3-pointers to finish with 24 points in the period, setting the tone for a 40-point, seven-assist effort that looked awfully reminiscent of his MVP performance of a season ago.

In addition to Curry’s hot start, the Warriors got quality production from their big men. Already playing with a mask to protect a broken nose, Andrew Bogut was 6-for-6 from the floor and had 12 points, five assists and five rebounds before leaving the game in the third quarter with another facial injury – a laceration above the right eye that required stitches.

Warriors Beat Pelicans 111-95

The Warriors beat the Pelicans 111-95 on a festive Opening Night at Oracle Arena.

Warriors vs. Pelicans - 10/27/15

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Warriors Beat Pelicans 111-95

The Warriors beat the Pelicans 111-95 on a festive Opening Night at Oracle Arena.
Oct 28, 2015  |  02:21

Postgame: Stephen Curry

The MVP Stephen Curry speaks after a 40-point explosion and an all-around display of excellence in Golden State's first win of the season over New Orleans.
Oct 27, 2015  |  01:44

Pelicans vs. Warriors

Stephen Curry explodes with 40 points, seven assists, six rebounds and five triples to power Golden State over New Orleans 111-95.
Oct 27, 2015  |  02:15

October 27: The Fast Break

Recap the all of the action from the opening night of the 2015-16 NBA season.
Oct 27, 2015  |  01:15

Nightly Notable: Stephen Curry

Highlights from Stephen Curry as he scores 40 points in the Warriors win.
Oct 27, 2015  |  01:43

Assist of the Night: Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut drops the feed perfectly for Stephen Curry to hit the layup off the glass evading the defense.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:37

Curry Hits 40

Andre Iguodala comes up with the rebound and outlets to Stephen Curry who knocks down the three for his fortieth point of the night.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:41

Audio Assist: Opening Night

Listen as the Warriors' celebrate their championship rings on opening night of the 2015-16 NBA season.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:21

Steph Curry's Huge Half

Steph Curry puts up 29 points in the first half.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:24

Next Level Experience

Some lucky Warriors' fans get to watch the first game of the season with new virtual reality technology.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:31

Curry's Huge First Quarter

Highlights from Stephen Curry as he heats up for 24 points in the first quarter.
Oct 27, 2015  |  01:08

Steph Curry For Three

Steph Curry heats up and knocks down the pull-up 3-pointer.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:25

In Midseason Form

Draymond Green feeds Stephen Curry who hits a miraculous 3-pointer.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:26

Golden State Warriors Ring Ceremony

The Golden State Warriors receive their rings as champions for the 2014-15 season.
Oct 27, 2015  |  11:27

Bogut Feeds Curry

Andrew Bogut drops the feed to Stephen Curry cutting baseline for the layup off the glass to evade the defense.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:30

Fortunately for the Warriors, Festus Ezeli was also having a strong game. The backup big man picked up where he left off in the NBA Finals, totaling 13 points in 17 minutes. Draymond Green added 10 points and eight rebounds as the Warriors controlled the boards with a plus-23 rebounding advantage.

Following the Opening Night win and 2015 Championship celebration, the Warriors will get a few days off before play resumes in Houston on Friday.


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