Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans - Game Three
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After getting smoked by the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 of the second round of the NBA playoffs, it turns out that the Golden State Warriors are human.

The Golden State Warriors were manhandled by the New Orleans Pelicans in a way that we don’t see often. New Orleans defended homecourt against Golden State with a 119-100 victory.

The Pels took control early and took a six-point lead into halftime. But after locking up the Warriors and holding them to 19 third-quarter points, New Orleans was well out of reach.

Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo looked out of this world tonight. Davis led the way in terms of scoring with 33 points on 15-for-27 from the floor—but Rondo tallied 21 assists. Excuse me? Did you say 21 assists?

Playoff Rondo was out tonight and there was nothing Stephen Curry and the Warriors could do to stop him. I think people forget just how good Rondo is. He is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and he is playing the role of the crafty veteran so far during the Pelicans’ playoff run.

But Davis has truly taken the next step this season and he looks like a freak of nature out on the court. He actually might be a science experiment to see how big and how talented you can make someone.

New Orleans certainly looked impressive tonight, but let’s not get it twisted—the Golden State Warriors are going to roll past the Pelicans eventually. This is a nice win for Davis and company, but it’s only a matter of time before Kevin Durant and his compadres put New Orleans in their back pocket.

Steph Curry was a bit off tonight and while he put up 19 points, he only shot 32 percent from the floor. He’s still finding his legs after returning from injury—but it’s only a matter of time before he is clicking on all cylinders.

If nothing else, this means we get another game during these awesome NBA Playoffs. I’ll take that.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.