The Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Hornets 98-88 Wednesday night and improved to 43-32 on the season. The Warriors move to 11 games over .500 for the first time since Feb. 6 with seven games left in the regular season. The Warriors "magic number" to clinch a playoff spot now stands at 3 games.
Steph Curry struggled to get on track early in the game. Curry started the first quarter 0-5 from the field, but added 11 points in the second quarter. Curry finished the game with 20 points and afterwards talked about what may have caused the slow start.
Jarrett Jack sparked the Warriors off the bench tonight adding 19 points and 8 assists. After the game, Warriors coach Mark Jackson continued his campaign for Jarrett Jack as the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year. Jackson said about Jack, “Tough, competes, leads. I’m tired of saying it; the guy is the Sixth Man of the Year." See what Jarrett Jack said about his role off the bench and how the team holds each other accountable.
David Lee had a double-double by halftime, finished the game with 23 points and 16 rebounds. After the game, Lee talked about the Warriors bringing the energy on the defensive side of the ball.