Pelicans Playoff Run Ends With Loss To Warriors

 

The Warriors are heading to the Western Conference Finals for the fourth consecutive season.

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson combined for 94 points as Golden State eliminated New Orleans 113-104 in Game Five of their second-round series in Oakland.

Curry paced the Warriors with 28 points as they won the series four-games-to-one.  Green became the first player to average a triple-double for an entire series in Golden State playoff history.

They will square off with the Rockets in the next round for the right to go to the NBA Finals.

The Pelicans didn't go down without a fight, getting the lead down to seven late in the fourth quarter. Anthony Davis piled up 34 points and 19 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday tallied a 27-point, 11-assist, 10-rebound triple-double in the season-ending defeat.

"We never give up," Holiday told reporters after the game. "No matter what the score is, no matter the time - whatever it is, we play desperate and I feel like we did that tonight."

Davis avoided questions regarding the future of DeMarcus Cousins with the team. Cousins, who is recovering from a season-ending injury, will be an unrestricted free-agent.

"Still trying to get over this, that's something that will be talked about later on," said Davis. "Right now, trying to get over this series loss and that's really it, honestly. When that time comes, when it gets brought up, we'll discuss it then."

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