Well, that was certainly one way to play a game. The Golden State Warriors came to the Smoothie King Center to face the New Orleans Pelicans, and never looked particularly interested in playing basketball.
The game started sloppy. About as sloppy as can be. The Warriors turned the ball over, missed easy shots, and seemed completely disengaged defensively. There was zero motor or hustle, and minimal heart.
But there was plenty of Anthony Davis. There were three bonafide superstars in this game; players who will likely end their careers as some of the greatest to ever lace them up. Davis, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant.
Durant had 22 points on 8-18 shooting, with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Curry had 19 points on 6-19 shooting, with 6 rebounds and 4 steals. And Davis had 33 points with 18 rebounds and 4 steals. He dominated, and the Warriors had absolutely no answer for him on either end of the court.
The Dubs kept it close in the first half, but never looked engaged. It seemed they might have a good shot in the third, since they had withstood a very hot Pelicans half, but the opposite was true. The Pelicans started the third quarter on a 28-9 run, and ran the lead up to 25.
It never got close after that, and the Pelicans won 119-100. Instead of reliving the rest of the poor game, let’s just enjoy Curry being silly and move on to Game 4 on Sunday.
Steph and JaVale got the moves on lock pic.twitter.com/XFemeilSc3— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) May 5, 2018
On to the next one.