However, in those other two instances, the 2006 Central Division and the 1986 Midwest Division, this accomplishment wasn't as notable. As to where the 2015 Southwest Division finished with a 261-149 (63.7%), the other two divisions finished with a 236-174 (57.6%) and a 256-236 (52.3%) respectively. Pretty significant difference in winning percentages, no?
2) In Monty Williams' post-game comments, he stated that the team was allowed to enjoy the win, but that he and the coaching staff were going to have a long night in starting their preparation for the postseason. Most likely, the team will head out to California tomorrow to get ready for their first game on Saturday (in conjunction with a desire to get away from all the distractions in New Orleans). Lastly, Monty pointed out:
I can't say enough about Pop. What a class act to come down after the game and congratulate all of our guys. He's won 5 championships and is probably the best coach of all time. I think he gave our guys a lot of confidence by what he did.
3) Reportedly in the Pelicans' locker room, amid all the picture taking
the Pelicans might have been poking some fun in the direction of scrimmages. Well, it looks like Marresse Speights took a bit of offense to it.
Marreese Speights (@Mospeights16) April 16, 2015
In case you missed it, the scrimmage reference was supposedly started by Draymond Green before the last GSW-NOP meeting earlier this month.
"They came out and said it was going to be a scrimmage game," Anthony Davis said of the Warriors in a TV interview after the game. "We kind of took that personal."
In the locker room, Davis would not publicly elaborate on who the Warriors player was.
"We just tried to come out and play," Davis said. "They said what they said. You try to worry about us and what we’re going to do to try to win this game."
When asked who the specific player was, Davis responded, "I don’t know who said it."
Regardless of the actual facts, it appears the Warriors and the Pelicans might be in the early stages of forming a contentious rivalry. I love it.
4) For those who can't get enough: re-live the emotions post-game with this youtube video!