The Golden State Warriors got off to a flying start in their second-round Western Conference series with the New Orleans Pelicans, winning 123-101. The two will meet for Game 2 in Oakland on Tuesday. Tip-off is at 10:30 PM ET.
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PF Anthony Davis had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans Saturday night in Game 1. They were outplayed on a number of fronts, making only 8-of-25 from the three-point line and went to the foul line just 11 times, making nine of them. The Pelicans were also outscored 41-21 in the second quarter.
The Warriors got 27 points from SG Klay Thompson, while SF Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 rebounds. PF Draymond Green notched a triple-double with 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for the Warriors, who shot 11-of-27 from three-point land and 24-of-32 from the foul line. The Warriors were without PG Stephen Curry, who’s out with a knee injury. According to coach Steve Kerr, Curry will “very likely play Tuesday.”
The Warriors are 9-1 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings against the Pelicans. Eight of those 10 games have gone over the posted total.
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