Golden State survived a scare from the Pelicans
Draymond Green notched his 15th career triple-double finished the night Tuesday with 12 points 12 rebounds and 10 assists and a last minute steal off New Orleans Pelicans(8-18)star Anthony Davis that sealed the Golden State Warriors(22-4) victory.
“I love playing defense, so when it comes to a situation where you’ve got to get a stop to win the game, I enjoy that moment,” Green said.
Anthony Davis drew a technical for arguing the official’s decision after Green’s steal when the referees deemed it a clean play.Davis finished with 28 points on 10-14 shooting with 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
The two exchanged words earlier in the game when Davis blocked Draymond’s shot and Green was met with a roar of boos in Smoothie King Arena.
Stephen Curry scored 30 with 7 assists going 5-9 beyond the arc and hit a 22-footer on the strong side that Curry reached back to the Pelicans bench and received a high-five from Pelicans associate coach former Warriors assistant Darren Ermand. Kevin Durant also scored 27 with a clutch block on Davis in the final 34 seconds of the game.
This was Golden State’s 13th road win in 15 away games, losing only to Memphis this past Saturday and the LA Lakers in November.