The Golden State Warriors have secured the top seed in the Western Conference, and with nothing to play for until the postseason, they’re just hoping to remain healthy. But they’re still talking all kinds of junk.
Anthony Davis reported Tuesday night that he was offended by an unnamed Warriors player’s pre-game comment that the Warriors-Pelicans tilt would merely be a “scrimmage.”
Davis led New Orleans to a huge 103-100 win with a game-high 29 points, vaulting the Pels past the OKC Thunder into the eighth and final Playoff seed in the West.
Per the Times-Picayune:
Trailing by an early 14-point deficit, the Pelicans struggled to make shots and during a stretch late in the first quarter they went almost three minutes without scoring during Tuesday night’s stunning 103-100 victory against the Warriors at the Smoothie King Center. […] “We had to come out and play with more energy,” Davis said. “We were kind of lackadaisical and they kind of got whatever they wanted.”
The Pelicans stormed out after halftime behind Davis and turned a game that appeared to be heading into a rout into one of their best wins of the season. […] In the second half, Davis made 8-of-11 shots for 23 points and the Pelicans outscored the Warriors, 60-45.
“I kept shooting, no one shot is going to take me out of my game,” Davis said. ” I was just trying to get shots that I know I can knock down.” […] With the win, the Pelicans (42-35) moved a half-game ahead of the Oklahoma City for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference with five games remaining in the regular season.