The Pelicans scored 60 points in the second half against the league’s best defense on Tuesday to get a critical win that kept their playoff hopes alive.
And Anthony Davis says that someone on the Warriors unintentionally provided a little extra motivation.
Davis wouldn’t name the culprit, but said some disrespectful trash talk was directed at the Pelicans bench, and came from someone on the Warriors in advance of Tuesday night’s contest.
“They came out and said it was going to be a scrimmage game,” 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.”
While Davis may or may not have known, my guess is that looking at Draymond Green would be a decent place to start.