Desperate night for Steph Curry: Barrett exploded and silenced the Chase Center

Steph Curry who finished the game with nine points with 0/9 for threes, while on the other side we could see a very high-spirited Barrett who stole the show

by Sededin Dedovic
Desperate night for Steph Curry: Barrett exploded and silenced the Chase Center
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At the Chase Center in San Francisco, the Toronto Raptors achieved a decisive victory over the Golden State Warriors with a score of 133-118. This is the 15th win for the Raptors team, while the Warriors continue to struggle, although they have 17 wins, this is their 19th loss which is a terrible performance for a team like the Warriors.

Newly acquired ARJ Barrett proved his worth as the Raptors' offensive weapon, dropping 37 points on 13-of-20 shooting. Gary Trent Jr. narrowly missed a double-double with 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Pascal Siakam scored 16 points.

Golden State's Stephen Curry had an uncharacteristically dismal night, finishing with just 9 points and going an astounding 0-for-9 from three-point range. The spotlight shifted to Clay Thompson, who kept the Warriors afloat with 25 points, including 5 successful 3-pointers from 7 attempts.

Moses Moody added 21 points and Jonathan Kuminga grabbed a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Despite Thompson's good play, the Warriors couldn't bridge the gap created by a dominant first half for the Raptors. A late surge led by Thompson made it an incredible 93-80, but Toronto held on to secure the victory.

McCollum led the Pelicans to a convincing victory

The Sacramento Kings suffered a similar fate to the Warriors, succumbing to a comprehensive 133-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. CJ McCollum led the Pelicans' offense with 30 points, followed by Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas, who each scored 15 points.

Valanciunas also secured a double-double with 12 rebounds. For the Kings, Domantas Sabonis and Kevin Huerter each scored 17 points, while Buddy Hield contributed 13. Despite their valiant efforts, the Kings could not match the offensive firepower of the Pelicans, adding this loss to their 21-14 record.

The Pelicans, on the other hand, continue their ascent with a 22-15 record. The Warriors and Kings will need to regroup and find solutions to overcome their recent poor results. New Orleans was great as well as Toronto of course, these games were proof that the NBA league is quite equal in terms of team strength. We are watching more and more interesting games as we approach the peak of the season.