Stephen Curry hit six three-pointers during a 39-point night, and the Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the host New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series.
Klay Thompson added 25 points for the Warriors, the NBA's top overall seed, who will wait to host Game 1 of their second-round series against the winner of the Portland-Memphis matchup.
Draymond Green added 22 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State, which raced to a 67-54 halftime lead and widened the gap to as many as 24 points in the second half before the desperate Pelicans briefly cut their deficit to single digits in the final minutes.
Anthony Davis had 36 points and 11 rebounds to close out what has been a remarkable third season for the Pelicans' 22-year-old franchise player. He just didn't have quite enough help.
"I'm very pleased that I don't have to see Anthony Davis until November," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "He was brilliant."
Grizzlies 115, Trail Blazers 109: Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 25 points as they bumped their series lead to 3-0 and lost guard Mike Conley, who left Saturday's game in Portland with a facial injury, in the process.
Conley had 14 points when he went down on the court after he appeared to be caught by the elbow of Portland's CJ McCollum while the two went for a loose ball.
Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 83: Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta, cutting the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference playoff series.
The Nets seized control with an 18-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters after the Hawks grabbed their first lead since the opening basket, then went on to beat the No. 1 seed for the first time in seven meetings this season.
"We know they're going to make adjustments, but we really feel we can compete with these guys and we have a lot of confidence right now," Lopez said.
Bojan Bogdanovic added 19 points for the eighth-seeded Nets, who can tie the series with another victory here Monday night in Game 4.
DeMarre Carroll scored a playoff career-high 22 points for the Hawks, who were denied what would have been their second 3-0 lead since moving to Atlanta in 1968. Paul Millsap added 18 points and 17 rebounds.
"From the beginning of the game, they had more of an edge than we did," Hawks center Al Horford said. "This was a big game for them and they came out and handled their business."
Mavs' Carlisle fined
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston.
He was fined for comments about a play when Dwight Howard appeared to push Devin Harris out of bounds as they chased a loose ball.