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Pelicans vs. Warriors, 109-98: The Warriors close out the series

For a young, resilient New Orleans squad, overcoming the heartbreaking loss of Game 3 appeared to have been too tall an order for most of the game, but you know what? The Pelicans never quit as evidenced by their fourth quarter gasp.

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Early on, the Pelicans showed solid effort. They were executing, hustling for loose balls and Golden State was held to one shot per possession. However, that soon changed as the Warriors never let up and would go on to finish the first quarter on a strong note.

Whenever the Pelicans had momentary lapses in scoring, rebounding or judgement, the Warriors pounced all night. Through the first three quarters of the game, Golden State had a commanding 88-67 lead, and it appeared that the Pelicans would go quietly into the night.

Well, as New Orleans has done so many times this year, they decided to surprise the fans one more time this season.

The Pels came out hard and fast in the final frame. To kick things off, the reserves went on a 9-0 run. Later, the Pelicans cut that 21 point lead all the way down to 7 points. Unfortunately, the Warriors would go on to score enough times: a Draymond Green lay-up here, a Klay Thompson three there and naturally too much MVP-Stephen Curry.

Anthony Davis finished the game with another impressive stat line: 36 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. After a quiet Game 3, Eric Gordon had himself a memorable night as well. He finished with 29 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 threes.

Stay tuned for the final full recap later tonight. The season may be over, but the Pelicans journey is just getting started.

Geaux Pellies!!!

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