Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from 125-115 win in New Orleans

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The Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 125-115 on Monday at Smoothie King Center. Here are three takeaways from that game.

The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors defeated Rajon Rondo and the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, winning 125-115 at Smoothie King Center. The Dubs remain at the second seed in the Western Conference, improving their regular season record to 19-6.

Despite their inability to overtake Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets, the Warriors’ are still only just 0.5 games behind the top seed in the West. They’ll look to push their most recent win streak to five when they visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday at the Spectrum Center.

Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors on Monday, posting 31 points, five rebounds, 11 assists and one steal in 34 minutes. He shot 9-of-19 from the field, 5-of-11 from behind the arc and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.

Klay Thompson had 22 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, 4-of-5 shooting from long range and 2-of-3 shooting from behind the arc, while Kevin Durant tallied 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block before being ejected due to an altercation with DeMarcus Cousins.

The Warriors had one other player finish in double-digit scoring, who we’ll discuss first as we dive into our three takeaways from Monday night’s win.