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The Golden State Warriors are showing their championship mettle as they eye to secure a playoff spot in the West.

The Dub, led by Stephen Curry, denied the visiting New Orleans Pelicans, who are also fighting for a spot, 120-109.

A classic third-second-half explosion was the story of the game.

Curry dropped 39 points on eight triples, Jordan Poole added 21, while Klay Thompson had 17, including a dagger triple.

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Draymond Green, meanwhile, got physical throughout and still delivered eight points, six rebounds, 12 assists, and two steals. A +26 efficiency.

Brandon Ingram scored 26 points for the Pelicans in a losing effort as they returned to .500 with a 38-38 win-loss record.

The Warriors, on the other hand, improved to 40-37.