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Warriors' Steph Curry expected to play in Game 2

02 May, 2018, 01:19 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Golden State Warriors Draymond Green reacts after feeding an alley-oop pass for a dunk by Kevin Durant left during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday

Nick Young has been starting in his place in the postseason, but will return to the bench with Curry back in action.

The Warriors have a 1-0 series lead against New Orleans, and Curry's return bolsters the Warriors already superior depth with his outside shooting and floor presence. The urgency for Curry to return suddenly feels dampened by how the Warriors commandingly won game 1. "I've been going against him last couple of days".

In an interview with reporters at the Warriors practice today as embedded below, Kerr indicated that Steph Curry is officially listed as probable for Game 2.

However, getting him back in and acclimated should pay dividends down the road. "I know this team will execute much better in this game".

The Warriors successfully kicked off their playoffs match against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday in Oakland, giving their team a chance to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.

Coach Steve Kerr said Curry will not be on a minutes restriction. We're not going to all of a sudden walk the ball up the court now and try to play slow. I'm not one of those players, just being honest.

If the Warriors continue to beat the Pelicans without Curry, perhaps the best strategy is to sit him out until they lose a game or the series appears threatened in any way. "He scrimmaged with some of the guys who don't play as much", Kerr said. What can we expect from Curry? It's a lack of communication and not being disciplined. "I think we did some things we weren't accustomed to doing (in the series opener)".




Anthony Davis and Rondo will challenge the Pelicans to play with more intensity on the defensive end.

The 76ers began the season at 150-1 to win a championship, per OddsShark, equal to the Utah Jazz, who are also still alive.

Davis is one of the five best players in the National Basketball Association, so Looney's Game 1 success won't be sustainable. "We forget about what happened in the first game and put all of our focus into the next game".

Draymond Green had a 16-point, 15-rebound, 11-assist triple-double while Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined for 53 points on about 50 percent shooting from the field.

"We all like to get out in transition, " Warriors guard Shaun Livingston said. Golden State dominated Game 1 after a 35-34 quarter, en route to a 22-point victory.

The top-seeded Raptors opened the postseason a step behind the Cavs in our pre-playoff rankings, based exclusively on the fact Cleveland employs LeBron James. "We felt like some of the calls could've gone our way last game; they didn't".

"Not at all", Kerr said.

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