New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors, 5-8-2018 - Prediction & Preview

Durant shoots against New Orleans’s Anthony Davis

Although there'd be logic to slowing the game down to limit shooting opportunities for Golden State's prolific perimeter players, Gentry never saw that option as practical enough to pull off in the playoffs. "A lot of people now are able to tell jokes that we only think about in our head".

Ray Brewer won back-to-back titles in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, after Taylor Bern prevailed in 2014-15.

Kevin Durant went off Sunday in the Golden State Warriors' 118-92 win. "New Orleans" recent competitiveness in Oracle - a 22-point loss in Game 1 notwithstanding - gives the Pelicans reason to believe that ending Golden State's lengthy home postseason win streak is not out of the question.

While NBA media and professional oddsmakers have already penciled the Golden State Warriors into the Western Conference Finals, New Orleans believes it can avoid a coronation on Tuesday night. Expect a blowout and a cover.

This is not to make light work of the Pelicans, who have certainly been a hard opponent.

The Warriors average 29.2 assists per game, which ranks first in the National Basketball Association. Similar stats don't appear immediately available for Oakland, but it had 72 overall homicides in 2017 compared to 158 in New Orleans despite a larger population of around 420,000 versus around 391,000, so even if you presume that Polk thought Sunday's game was in Oakland and was trying to take a shot at that city, he was way off.

"I told you right from the start".

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Chris Paul had 27 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Rockets. That enabled Green to fuel his usual intensity en route to a near triple double (eight, points, nine assists, nine rebounds).

Green was asked about the death wish after the game, and the former Michigan State star said he felt bad for the fan who tweeted it. They're hoping Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Tuesday (May 8) will be the first step in overcoming yet another insurmountable obstacle.

Typically when it comes to conversation about the Death Lineup, most of the focus lies on Draymond Green.

The series shifts back to Houston with the Rockets in a commanding lead and looking to end things here. And in the second half, the Warriors would hold the Pelicans to just 38 total points.

"We don't have the ability to all of a sudden change that and become a walk-it-up-the-court team", Gentry continued. "They did a much better job of running us off the (3-point) line". But New Orleans comes in feeling like it's nearly playing with house money, knowing that things can't get much worse than they did in Game 4. And if they happen to come back to California for Game 7, they'll address it then.

After Cousins went out for the season with a left Achilles tear in late January, the Pelicans picked up the pace even more.

E'Twaun Moore scored 20 and Jrue Holiday added 19, but New Orleans reserves combined for just 14 points after scoring 32 two nights earlier.

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