Jordan Poole scores 26 points, Warriors rout Pelicans 126-85

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By JOE STIGLICH

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jordan Poole scored 26 points, Stephen Curry had 19 and the Golden State Warriors routed the New Orleans Pelicans 126-85 on Friday night to improve to 7-1. Gary Payton II added 17 points and the Warriors broke it open with a 34-point third quarter. They’re off to their best start since opening 10-1 in 2018-19. Jonas Valanciunas scored 20 points for the Pelicans. They dropped to 1-9 as they start the season without injured star forward Zion Williamson.  Golden State has won 15 of its past 17 against New Orleans in the Bay Area.

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