Ingram scores 34, Pelicans rout depleted Warriors 128-83

Nov 21, 2022, 5:28 AM | Updated: 9:12 pm
Golden State Warriors guard Ryan Rollins dives for the ball against New Orleans Pelicans guard Dyso...

Golden State Warriors guard Ryan Rollins dives for the ball against New Orleans Pelicans guard Dyson Daniels in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. The Pelicans won 128-83. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

              Golden State Warriors guard Ryan Rollins dives for the ball against New Orleans Pelicans guard Dyson Daniels in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. The Pelicans won 128-83. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, sits on the bench in street clothes in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. The Pelicans won 128-83. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado (15) passes between Golden State Warriors forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. (7) and guard Ty Jerome (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. The Pelicans won 128-83. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins, second left, and guard Klay Thompson, second right, both in street clothes because they did not play, sit on the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. The Pelicans won 128-83. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, in street clothes because he did not play, sits on the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. The Pelicans won 128-83. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives the lane past Golden State Warriors guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) and Golden State Warriors forward Anthony Lamb (40) chase down a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) shoots over Golden State Warriors guard Ty Jerome (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (3) drives against Golden State Warriors guard Ty Jerome in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) moves to the basket against Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) tries to drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Ty Jerome in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) slam dunks over Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against Golden State Warriors guard Ty Jerome in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 34 points in the same game that Zion Williamson returned from a three-game absence, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the depleted Golden State Warriors 128-83 on Monday night.

“He was fantastic all game,” Pelicans coach Willie Green said of Ingram, who hit 12 of 19 shots and whose repertoire included transition 3s, driving dunks and late-shot-clock turnaround fade-aways. “He played with force. When he decided to go (to the basket), he went quickly. … It was just good to see him put together an all-around good game.”

Playing one night after winning on the road for the first time this season at Houston, the Warriors scratched Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins from the lineup in New Orleans.

“This was just a night for the young guys to get a chance to play and it was a tough night,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “New Orleans played really well.”

Williamson played 23 minutes in his first game back from a bruised right foot, scoring nine points.

“I was very excited to be back out there,” Williamson said. “We got a great win. The score speaks for itself.”

Green said there was no predetermined limit on Williamson’s playing time, which was dictated more by the size of New Orleans’ lead.

Devonte Graham scored 19 for the Pelicans, who took the lead for good less than two minutes into the game. Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and CJ McCollum scored 15.

Jordan Poole scored 26 for Golden State, which committed 28 turnovers while falling to 1-9 on the road.

“The effort was there but we didn’t execute very well,” Kerr said. “A lot of that is one me. I’ve got to work with these guys and do a better job of teaching execution and getting our guys to understand the value of the ball.”

The starting lineup for Golden State was usual starting center Kevon Looney, along with forwards Anthony Lamb and Jonathan Kuminga, and guards Donte DiVincenzo and Poole.

Less than nine minutes in, Graham’s 3 as he was fouled gave New Orleans a 26-9 lead. Rookie Dyson Daniels’ finger roll made it 35-11 before the first quarter ended.

Ingram and Poole each scored 20 in the first half, but Ingram had a lot more help, and New Orleans led 65-41 at the break.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Shot 37.8% (28 of 74) overall, including 10 of 43 from 3-point range. … Kuminga scored 18 points, while Moses Moody and JaMychal Green each scored 10.

Pelicans: Went 4-2 on their six-game home stand. … Shot 53.8% (49 of 91), including 15 of 42 from 3-point range. … Outscored the Warriors 60-36 in the paint.

SITTING STARS

The game marked the second time this season that Golden State visited New Orleans on the back end of games on back-to-back nights and chose to sit Curry, Thompson, Green and Wiggins. The Smoothie King Center was packed for both games. The Warriors will not be back in New Orleans again during the regular season.

Curry last played a game in New Orleans on May 4, 2021, with just 3,700 in attendance because of pandemic restrictions. His last game in New Orleans before the pandemic was Oct. 28, 2019.

“We understand we have a responsibility in this league, with the franchise that we are, to try to put on the best show we can every night, but that also includes maintaining guys’ health in the long term,” Kerr said. “We don’t control the schedule. … I feel awful for the fans, but ultimately our responsibility is to make sure our players are around for the whole year.”

“GRAND THEFT” ALVARADO

Jose Alvarado scored 10, highlighted by his back-court steal of an inbound pass, which he quickly converted into a floating layup.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Green said with a smile when asked about Alvarado’s penchant for back-court steals. “I’m sure teams are scouting him because I can see players, when they catch it, start to look behind them. I don’t know what to do about it but just let him do it. It’s a gift.”

UP NEXT

Warriors: Host the Clippers on Wednesday.

Pelicans: Visit San Antonio on Wednesday.

___

AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones speaks to the media during the NFL football Super B...
Associated Press

Chiefs’ Jones sets sack standard for Kansas City defense

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Jones claims to have very little memory of a relatively benign game in 2017, when the Kansas City Chiefs welcomed the Philadelphia Eagles to Arrowhead Stadium for the second game of the regular season. Jason Kelce remembers it quite well. The veteran Philadelphia center spent the afternoon lining up alongside Isaac […]
2 days ago
Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin waves after being introduced as the winner of the Alan Page Community A...
Associated Press

Hamlin appears during Super Bowl event to receive award

PHOENIX (AP) — Damar Hamlin made a brief appearance in Phoenix during Super Bowl week to receive the NFLPA’s Alan Page Community Award. Hamlin read a brief statement Wednesday with his parents on stage with him at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Buffalo Bills safety received the award a little over a month after he […]
2 days ago
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes answers a question during an NFL football Super Bowl...
Associated Press

Chiefs’ Mahomes says ankle will be ready for Super Bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes says he’s “definitely in a better spot” when it comes to his ailing right ankle than he was for the AFC championship game, and the All-Pro quarterback doesn’t expect to be limited by it when he leads the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. […]
2 days ago
FILE - Las Vegas Aces' Dearica Hamby (5) dribbles up court during a WNBA basketball game against th...
Associated Press

WNBA investigating Hamby’s allegations against Aces

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The WNBA is investigating Dearica Hamby’s allegations that the Las Vegas Aces bullied and manipulated her for being pregnant, the league said in a statement Wednesday. It was the first time the league acknowledged it was looking into the situation. The players’ union had pushed for an inquiry into whether Hamby’s […]
2 days ago
Mat Ishbia, new controlling interest owner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, talks to the me...
Associated Press

Ishbia takes over Suns, works to improve team culture

PHOENIX (AP) — Justin Ishbia came home from college one day to find his younger brother Mat shooting hoops over an 8-foot obstacle as he practiced for his upcoming high school basketball season. The older brother asked why the 5-foot-10 Mat was doing that — after all, no one in high school was 8 feet […]
2 days ago
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 16th hole during the final round of t...
Associated Press

Phoenix Open kicks off Super Bowl week in Valley of the Sun

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The WM Phoenix Open has a huge new purse and star-packed field as golf’s biggest party kicks off Super Bowl week in the Valley of the Sun. “This week is a party for everyone except us,” fifth-ranked Patrick Cantlay said Wednesday, a day before the start of play at TPC Scottsdale. […]
2 days ago
Ingram scores 34, Pelicans rout depleted Warriors 128-83