The Warriors showed why they’re champions and the Pelicans showed why they probably still need some help.
In the end, it was the Warriors overcoming a 17-point deficit for a 128-120 victory on the road — and their first win of the season.
The Pelicans, meanwhile, are still searching for one of their own.
Other than the Warriors overcoming a large deficit, perhaps the most notable moment came when Warriors forward Draymond Green was called for technical after shoving Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins. It happend while the two were battling for rebounding position.
Cousins walked away smiling and laughing and implored officials to give Green the old heave-ho. Not surprisingly, Cousins ended up with a technical as well.
Meanwhile, Kevin Durant collected a career-high seven blocks as the Warriors defeated the Pelicans for the 12th straight time.
Klay Thompson scored 33 to lead the Warriors, and Steph Curry scored 28.
The Pelicans received another dazzling performance from the frontcourt duo of Anthony Davis (35 points, 16 rebounds) and Cousins (35 and 14), but not nearly enough from everyone else.