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VIDEO: Stephen Curry fired up by showtime behind-the-back passes from Nico Mannion

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The undermanned Golden State Warriors definitely showed out against the New Orleans Pelicans. With Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins kept sidelined, the rest of the Dubs made sure to keep things exciting.

Nico Mannion was finally given free rein to showcase his skills with the Warriors’ stars taking a rest day. The first-year guard duped his opponents with a nasty behind-the-back pass not once, but twice.

The first one was a nifty little dish in transition. With both Mychal Mulder and Juan Toscano-Anderson trailing him on the break, it was definitely the right play to make with numbers. But the second one is what really got Stephen Curry riled up on the sidelines. The Warriors star had to do a double celebration, first copying the move and then whipping out his binoculars to point out Mannion’s unreal vision.

While both passes were had a little sauce to them, they were admittedly both the right plays to make in those situations. Who says you can’t be flashy while flexing the fundamentals, too? Mannion fooled two defenders to find a wide open JTA on this one.

The Warriors were able to pull off the victory, thanks to some timely shot-making from a certain Mr. Jordan Poole. The second-year guard made the game-winning bucket to put the Warriors up for good, and got a well-deserved water bath shortly after.