Pelicans show swagger in Game 3 blow out win over Warriors

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The biggest difference was the decisiveness with which Davis continually made the next play - whether it was a shot, a drive, a pass, a cut, or a screen - and kept the Pelicans' offense flowing all night. The Warriors were one of the best teams in the league at defending the rim without fouling during the regular season and they've done an excellent job in this series as well.

So we mentioned the Pelicans' bench in our breakdown of Game 2 and how they weren't really providing their team any lift. The Pelicans contested just about everything the Warriors put up. Remember the guys who ran the Pelicans off the court in Game 1 and outlasted them in Game 2 at Oracle Arena?

BC-BKN-Warriors-Pelicans, 3rd Ld-Writethru, 816 Dominant Davis leads Pelicans past Warriors, 119-100. Jumping out to a 13 points first quarter lead and never looking back.

There's no denying that Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis are some of the brightest stars in the National Basketball Association.

The Pelicans made 50 percent of their shots (48 of 96), including 45.2 percent of their 3-point attempts (14 of 31). Golden State's shooting was so bad that they didn't find find the bottom of the net until the 9:45 mark of the first period.

The third quarter is when things began to get out of hand. The Pels six-point halftime lead ballooned to 17 by the end of the third quarter. Kevin Durant scored 22 points. Excuse me? Did you say 21 assists?

If New Orleans' 3-point bombs are falling, the multiple defenders Anthony Davis requires are forced to go elsewhere.

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Klay Thompson scored a career-high 20 points in the second quarter alone and finished with 26 points and seven rebounds. Stephen Curry, in his first start in almost six weeks since injuring his MCL, shot 6-for-19 and scored only 19 points.

Draymond Green and Rondo continued to get chippy with each other, but Green insisted after the game that he's not the instigator this time around.

Capela finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks.

Anthony Davis shook off a slow start to lead all scorers with 33 points. He also added 4 steals to his impressive stat line. Rajon Rondo controlled the game with 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds of his own.

"It seemed like everybody on their side was in a flow and he (Clark) fell right into it", Curry said of his former Golden State teammate from the last two seasons.

Durant who typically prides himself on efficiency scoring the ball was only able to score 22 points while shooting 8-for-18 from the floor.

The Warriors have been known to erase large deficits in a hurry, but each time they tried to do so in Game 3, the Pelicans responded resoundingly.

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