Stephen Curry had 39 points with eight 3-pointers, eight rebounds and eight assists, Jordan Poole added 21 points with consecutive layups that gave Golden State the lead early in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors rallied past the New Orleans Pelicans 120-109 on Tuesday night in a testy, playoff-like matchup in late March.
The Warriors moved up a spot into sixth place in the crowded Western Conference standings, a half-game up on Minnesota and 1 1/2 games ahead of New Orleans. Golden State lost 99-96 at home to the Timberwolves on Sunday, so coming back from 20 down to win this one was key as the defending champions try to avoid the play-in round. The top six teams are guaranteed playoff berths.
“We lost a heartbreaker the other night. We knew we had to bounce back,” Kerr said.
Roaring celebration between Draymond Green and just about everyone on the Warriors sideline as he exits. Including the coaching staff, which he lit up a few times tonight. They put a 72-40 second half on the Pelicans and his histrionics with the Pelicans lit the fuse.
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Warriors vs. Pelicans. 🍿🍿
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