NBA Playoffs: Warriors Aim to Advance 2-0 on Pelicans

NBA Playoffs 2018

Curry Set to Make 2018 NBA Playoffs Debut Tonight

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.

It appears Golden State star guard Stephen Curry will be back in action on Tuesday. Curry hasn’t played since spraining the MCL in his left knee on March 23. Curry participated in a lengthy scrimmage on Sunday and had no issues during Monday’s practice.

According to coach Steve Kerr, Curry will “very likely play Tuesday.”

Oddsmakers have the Warriors listed as 11-point favorites. The total is at 228.5.

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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. The team only made 8-of-25 shots from the three-point line. They only went to the foul line 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. Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 rebounds. PF Draymond Green notched a triple-double with 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. Golden State shot 11-of-27 from three-point land and 24-of-32 from the foul line.

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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