Why the Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Series Is Intriguing
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 29, 2018,
Apr 29, 2018, 19:24
Things are officially wild in the East, with the Cavs/Pacers series being pushed to seven games on Friday and Celtics/Bucks being decided in seven today.
Game two is Tuesday night at Golden State.
Having Curry back on the court would have been a big boon for the Warriors in Game 1. Live, Game 2 Pelicans vs Warriors streaming, New Orleans Pelicans. vs Golden State Warriors. score, Warriors vs Warriors live online, Pelicans vs Warriors live feed, New Orleans Pelicans. vs Golden State Warriors. live stream free, watch Pelicans vs Warriors live, Pelicans vs Warriors live score, Golden State Warriors. vs New Orleans Pelicans. NBA. This will be a most interesting defensive matchup for the Warriors stars, who are both elite stoppers but will be tested big-time by Davis and Rondo.
Steph Curry went through a 5-5 scrimmage, as of this writing is still listed as questionable for game one of this series.
Pelicans: The Pelicans' 126-120 win April 7 in Oakland snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors will probably lean less heavily on Klay Thompson than they did in the previous round. He's far and away the most trustworthy point guard on either of tonight's game, which is why he deserves strong consideration. The Pelicans earned their first playoff win in general and their first series win in the Anthony Davis era: they'll look to build off that here. New Orleans surrendered 110 or more points in the last 11 regular-season games against Golden State.
Curry, who won the MVP in 2015 and 2016, appeared in 51 games for the Warriors this season.
Anthony Davis, one of the most dominating players in the league, averaged an NBA-best 33 points per game in the Pelicans' sweep. His return would be a huge welcome for Golden State, which showed some vulnerabilities in his absence.
I've made it clear that I'll be cheering for the Pelicans, for a couple of reasons - not least of which is that I want to believe that New Orleans is on some sort of historic run and that there was nothing my Blazers could have done to stop the inevitable juggernaut.
But he could end his spell on the sidelines against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans as Steve Kerr's team look to move another step closer to retaining their National Basketball Association championship. Both of them were almost unstoppable in the first round, and both are also major factors on the defensive end. My former Sixers Iguodala and Holiday didn't play all that well during the series.
Draymond Green was sensational from the opening tip, collecting 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists to notch his fourth career postseason triple-double, passing Tom Gola (three) for the most playoff triple-doubles in franchise history.
The Warriors are limited in their options in terms of keeping Davis in check.
"I have no idea where that came from, talking smack to the fans". The Pelicans need players like Holiday, Nikola Mirotic, and Rondo to continue to help Davis on the offensive end.