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Warriors erase 20-point hole, beat Pelicans in OT

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    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates the Warriors' 123-119 overtime victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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NEW ORLEANS >> Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and Golden State beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Curry hit seven 3s in all, including one to start overtime that gave the Warriors the lead for good.

Klay Thompson had 28 points for the Warriors, who trailed 89-69 after three quarters, then outscored New Orleans 39-19 over the next 12 minutes.

Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans, but his missed free throw with 9.6 seconds left — as the crowd chanted "M-V-P!" — allowed Curry’s late 3 to tie it.

Davis had a chance to tie it in the final seconds of overtime, but Warriors center Andrew Bogut forced him into a difficult driving shot, which missed badly.

The Warriors go for the sweep on Saturday in New Orleans. No NBA team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.

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