At times it looked like the Pelicans would run away with victory but when the final buzzer sounded New Orleans was on the wrong end of the. 123-119 score, falling behind three games to zero in their series against Golden State. In front of a packed Smoothie King Center, the Pelicans were on fire for three quarters and led by as much as twenty points.
But the Warriors fought their way back. Guard Steph Curry knocked down a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime. Once in overtime, the Pelicans never led. Game four is Saturday in New Orleans. The Pelicans must win to avoid getting swept.