Cousins leads War­riors past Pel­i­cans; Curry leaves hurt

The Tribune (SLO) - - Sports - BY BRETT MAR­TEL

DeMar­cus Cousins had 21 points and 12 re­bounds, and the Golden State War­riors de­feated the Pel­i­cans 112-103 on Tues­day night in a game that saw guard Stephen Curry leave with a mild foot sprain.

The War­riors an­nounced that Curry, who played the first nine min­utes of the game, was held out the rest of the night as a pre­cau­tion. Golden State, which al­ready had clinched the top play­off seed in the Western Con­fer­ence, also played with­out sev­eral other prom­i­nent play­ers, in­clud­ing for­ward Kevin Du­rant, who was listed out with an ill­ness, and guard Klay Thompson, who was given an op­por­tu­nity to rest his sore right knee.

The game also likely marked the end of the An­thony Davis era in New Or­leans – and uncer­e­mo­ni­ously so. The dis­grun­tled All-Star, who missed his sev­enth straight game with what the team has of­fi­cially listed as back spasms, wore a T-shirt with the fa­mous Looney Toons sign off, “That’s All Folks,” writ­ten across the chest. As he walked down the tun­nel to­ward the locker room af­ter the game, he gave one fan a high-five.

Davis is un­der con­tract through next sea­son, but has asked to be traded and is ex­pected to be this off­sea­son.

Damion Lee, who has a two-way con­tract with Golden State and has spent much of this sea­son in the G-League, matched his ca­reer high with 20 points. For­mer Pel­i­can Quinn Cook scored 19 points.

Chris­tian Wood had 26 points and 12 re­bounds for the Pel­i­cans, who closed out the sea­son with 13 losses in their last 16 games.

Jahlil Okafor scored 30 points and Ian Clark 20 for New Or­leans.

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