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Revised schedule for Sunday, April 26 (TOR-WAS & HOU-DAL each moved up 30 minutes). http://t.co/3WO2Sahrhh
I’d say this game is 50-50 … with 1:05 remaining in the 2nd quarter.
Joey Crawford with the slo-mo travel call. Never change.
Andrew Bogut shot 52.4% from foul line during regular season, so he's a candidate to be hacked. Made 1 of 2 to tie it at 50 late 2Q
Hack a Bogut is fine when you have enough depth. Playing with fire using up fouls for major rotation guys in the 2nd quarter.
Rockets - Mavericks tip on Sunday moved up a half hour to 8 p.m.
The Warriors had to know this was coming at some point. Bogut at the line.
NBA announces WIzards-Raptors Game 4 switched to 6:30 p.m. Originally set for 7 pm tip.
There was an ANTA rep at shootaround, just checking in on Klay. Looks like he'll need to do a lot more checking in
Anthony Davis has 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals before half, and I feel like that's understating his performance.
Omer Asik is headed to the locker room, holding his jaw.
Asik walking to the locker room, holding his throat or jaw.
It’s got to be the shoes? Apparently, Klay Thompson went to the locker room to change his shoes while out of the game prior to his two treys
/Throws, "What's up with playoff Klay?" article in trash
Golden State tied the game. Returning to your normal programming
Klay Thompson has arrived to the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
After Milwaukee's NBA franchise moves, Detroit, you're next.
OK this is quite a ballgame.
K. Thompson back to back 3s with Anthony Davis draped over him, ties score at 47.
Well here goes Klay. Tie game, 2 minutes left in the half.
If Pelicans go into halftime trailing, that might be curtains
Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive Courtside watching his old Warriors team tonight. Appears to be wearing purple instead of yellow/gold
Klay Thompson picked a nice time to get going.
Omer Asik just kills NO's spacing. Why is he on the floor?
Klay’s release is just ridiculous. Even with Anthony Davis face guarding him atop the key, one quick slip and release is all it takes.
When Eric Gordon caught pass in corner for 3, there was loud groan from @Warriors fans (he's been scorching). But EG surprisingly airballed
Omer Asik's hands make Mikki Moore's hands look like Jerry Rice's.
Eric Gordon 5-of-7 for 13 points, Anthony Davis 7-of-12 for 14. Norris Cole has nine points off bench.
I botched Gordon/Cole numbers last time. They are now have 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting
Mobb Deep feat Asik "Shook Ones"
I would post the Elia rant, but not sure my bosses would approve. But if you're too young to have missed it, you must find it.
It’s early. But in case you were wondering, the Warriors were 39-2 at Oracle this season and last lost at home on 1/27 vs Chicago 113-111.
Bogut built a small farm in the paint and has begun tilling his own soil and growing staple crops
Stephen Curry didn't celebrate that and-1. Not thrilled.
Too early to get excited about the Pelicans lead.
Anthony Davis has 14 points and has yet to get to the free throw line. Don't expect the latter trend to continue.
Perhaps Anthony Davis did figure something out in the second half of game 1 because he's still rolling with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Anthony Davis makes difficult twisting one-handed shot on the low block
DPOY candidate Andrew Bogut looking (more) dispirited (than usual) guarding Anthony Davis.
Draymond Green limping
A lot of these Warriors turnovers are reminiscent of the early season ones, the "i thought you were going to cut" variety
One of my favorite things about the Bulls is that they call Tony Snell "Snelly"
Warriors turnover happy ways coming back with a vengeance tonight
Rare defensive breakdown for the Pels tonight. The fact that we can say that tonight is a minor victory.
Full basketball uniform is a fire summer alphet. http://t.co/i0XnrL29ML
Kings owner Vivek Ranadive catching some playoff action, sitting courtside tonight across the Warriors bench. He is not wearing yellow.
Noah: "It will probably get even more physical."
Looks like Curry, Bogut and Klay back in.
Bogut in too
Curry, Thompson coming back in. Livingston staying in
In the end, the bench has shaved 4 points off the lead in six minutes. Time to put Curry and Klay back in
Draymond's playing fantastic defense on Davis and Davis adjusts by suddenly throwing point guard passes
Say what you want about Norris Cole but he is not afraid of the moment. This is all he knows.
Leandro Barbosa is taking over this 2nd quarter for the Warriors. The Brazilian Blur has still got it. 10pts early in Game 2
Pelicans are up 37-32, 7:26 left in the second quarter
Bryan Price's antics got me to listen to the Lee Elia rant from 32 years ago. I can't stop laughing. Still the best, IMO.
Norris Cole has scored all nine points in second quarter for Pelicans.
Norris Cole's playoff experience translated into a 7.2 PER last postseason.
Looks like Norris Cole is doing the Enes Kanter tonight.
Everybody else stand back and watch . . . Leandro Barbosa (10 pts, 8 minutes) and Norris Cole (9 in 8) go at each other.
Eric Gordon/Norris Cole 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting in 20 minutes of action
Gasol on Mirotic: "Hopefully it won't be anything serious. I think Zaza had a couple of bad plays, not basketball plays."
Norris Cole is red-hot with nine points in eight minutes, hitting jump shots with ease.
It's the Barbosa vs. Cole shootout we all wanted to see.
Norris Cole looking like Cleveland State Norris Cole
Warriors this quarter: 14 points on 6 possessions. Solid, I guess.
Leandro Barbosa has nine points in 7:30, and the Warriors have a made free throw.
I've never seen LB get hype like that
Norris Cole vs. Leandro Barbosa, the mano a mano matchup we've been hyped for
Goodness, Norris Cole.
Cole, Gordon are really what’s killing the Warriors
Anthony Davis coming back in. We'll see how this GSW unit defends him. Or if they can.
Feels like Golden State's depth is still underrated.
Livingston has 3 assists in 3 minutes. Last game: 0 assists in 13 minutes.
Nothing in the first 3 minutes of that second quarter should come as surprising. That lineup was destined for failure defensively.
Bulls say Mirotic has a left quad strain and will be re-evaluated in the morning. He also has a swollen knee and may have a concussion.
Mirotic has a left quad strain. Will be re-evaluated in the morning.
Tremendous job by the Warriors bench to pull within 4 forcing a Pelicans timeout. As if it were possible for Oracle to get anymore amped up
Mirotic has left quad strain and will be re-evaluated in the morning.
Warriors on 11-4 run at start of second quarter to cut Pelicans' lead to 32-28.
GSW bench had 12 points in Game 1.
So the key was benching Curry, Klay and Bogut. Got it.
Anthony Davis may never sit again.
Well, Kerr said he wanted to play his bench more. Already has 13 points.
Marreese Speights primal scream.
Speights and Barbosa, obvious Warriors saviors
Bailed out by the bench
Tyreke Evans getting zero lift on drives with that bum knee.
Monty mentioned that with matchups Ryan Anderson is getting on offense (smaller defenders), wants more drives to hoop instead of fadeaways
Now Barbosa is looking like Phoenix Barbosa
Mareese Speights played less than 1 minute in Game 1; he's 2/2 in 2 minutes so far tonight.
LB died needlessly on that screen
Livingston to Speights combo, twice.
Niko had a decent knot on his left knee from what I understand. Unsure of what it means for Thursday
Bulls are officially calling Mirotic's injury a left quad strain. Will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning.
This Pelicans lineup will hemorrhage points. Need to score to keep up.
Drayman should never take that shot again. Step back for 3 or drive
Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon combined to score 21 of the Pelicans' 28 points in first quarter.
Beyond concern over Mirotic's left knee, he also took a significant shot to head from Pachulia's elbow.
Barbosa's nearly tripping over himself move is elite
The two concerns for Warriors in playoffs. 1) how few late second shot clock possessions they have had 2) how they do without Curry on floor
Can you smell that? It's the aroma of the Steph Curry Don't Worry, I Got This" heat check that's cooking in the GSW oven right now.
Four reserves and Draymond for the Warriors. Pelicans sit Davis
Warriors starting the second quarter with Livingston, Barbosa, Iguodala, Green and Speights.
Livingston at PG for Curry, Speights at center.
First Zaza technical came from elbow to Mirotic. Second was for scrum with Mirotic on floor.
Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon combined for 21 points in the first quarter for Pelicans on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and no free throws
Noah on Butler's dunk over Pachulia: "He was really feeling himself after that."
Anthony Davis 12/19 FGs, 6/6 FTs in his last 2 quarters going back to 4Q of Game 1, for total of 30 points. Not a bad "half"
So, that means Golden St. scored only 4 points in the half court.
It's not too good for the GSWs when the Warriors get out-scored by 11 in the first quarter when Curry plays the whole thing.
Impressive opening quarter by Pels. Forcing Warriors into difficult shots, too many jumpers. Attacking rim at the other end. Lead 28-17.
It's just one quarter though. Still 36 minutes of ball left.
Mirotic didn't speak to the media. His knee was very swollen. Also some fear in locker room that he may have a concussion from Zaza elbow.
Pachulia said Bucks showed intensity that was lacking in Game 1.
And Curry has played 21:48 of those 24 total minutes
The Pelicans held the Dubs to 32% shooting in the 1Q, 3/10 from 3PT with 6 TOs. NOLA held GSW to 4 points in paint.
Zaza Pachulia said he believes his first technical foul will be reviewed and may be rescinded. He said he would look at tape.
More like RUH ROH-racle Arena.
The Pels' Game 1 comeback wasn't a test for the Warriors as much as it was a case of the clock not ticking quickly enough. This is a test.
In their last two quarters of this series, the Warriors offense has totaled 39 points on 11 of 38 shooting (28.9 percent)
Pelicans lead 29-17 after 1. Impressive strt from Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis, each 11pts. Warriors shooting under 32%
Felt like Anthony Davis held the Warriors to 17 points in that quarter by himself
The Warriors shot 31.8% and 13 of their 17 points come on the fast break. The half-court offense isn’t getting much.
Warriors-Pelicans is just compelling as s---.
Pelicans leading Warriors 28-17 at end of first quarter, forced six turnovers and held Warriors to 31.8 percent shooting.
The Pelicans have quieted the Warriors & their peeved crowd so far by finishing the 1st quarter ahead 28-17. Warriors shooting 31.8 percent.
You can tell Monty Williams is a mature adult because he's not embracing this opportunity to do the ol' "I can't hear you" thing.
The Pelicans lead the Warriors 28-17 at the end of the first quarter at Oracle. RUH-ROH. http://t.co/3ZIlm8jZvg
That fast break the Warriors just ran should be illegal.
I am forever in awe of Leandro Barbosa’s ability to go from dead sprint to soft layup.
And still the Brazilian Blur....
Barbosa still can outrun the field.
Pelicans' defense has been terrific in first. Long, long way to go, though.
Draymond Green went to the lane and was met by three Pelicans defenders.
Pelicans crazy impressive - when was last time Warriors had a first qtr under 20 on home court... like never?
Pelicans leading 26-15, limiting Warriors to 31.6 percent shooting right now (6 of 19).
Despite Eric Gordon's hot start with 11pts, Anthony Davis picking right up where he left off in the 4th of game 1. Only against Bogut now
The Pels thing all year has been to play really well in games where no one gives them a chance.
Andrew Bogut just played a weighty 11 minutes trying to contain everything. Ezeli just checked in.
Big thing defending the Warriors, cant lose concentration on those split cuts off the post. Keep defending through the progressions!
Festus Ezeli is getting a turn on Anthony Davis
That Norris Cole pickup by New Orleans was a great move at the deadline.
Anthony Davis is everywhere and all things.
Stating the obvious: Just an incredible first quarter from Davis
Davis better play 48 tonight.
Anthony Davis has made 5-of-8 shots for 10 points in 11 minutes.
What an amazing possession. No quit in this team.
Pelicans defending their tails off, rotating really well
Warriors offense right now is pass until a 3 opens. And they aren’t making them
Pelicans playing tonight like they did against Spurs in the regular season finale - keeping their foot on the pedal and defending tough.
GSW letting NO hang around at the end of Game 1 was a bad idea
Bogut can post up Anderson all night if he wants to.
Crowd is criminally loud right now.
Ryan Anderson defending Bogut
Actually Barnes back in to play the 4, Iguodala at the 3, Barbosa for Klay.
2-pt FG: 7. 3-pt FG: 6. This game is fun.
Looks like Draymond is coming out for Barbosa, Iguodala slides to the 4. Draymond is not looking thrilled about this. Talking with Ker now.
Bryan Price seems pretty chill.
Curry should go for the foul on AD. Davis is so long he'll recover on any move Curry tries. Drive into him, hard pump fake, hunt for contact
Warriors are missing threes, but they're not the easiest of looks, open or not. Pelican defenders recovering well. Oh, also - 3RIC GORDON
Eric Gordon cold blooded
Eric Gordon has 11 points in eight minutes. He's made all three 3-pointers.
Curry talking to Thompson after that wide-open 3-pointer by Gordon.
If Curry hits another three pointer, Los Angeles better cover its ears—it reaches an 11/10 here when he simply dribbles near the 3point line
Wait you can email Dinger? And I love the slogan on the lower-right of Dinger's van: http://t.co/jnLRDOXcnq
Transition 3 is the next step in money ball basketball. Such a good shot
Andrew Bogut beat Omer Asik to basket for dunk - Warriors' first points scored in the paint.
The Warriors are out and running tonight. Curry is leaking nearly every play. … 11 of the first 15 points are fast break.
Beautiful pass from Iguodala. And smart of him to reward Bogut for running like that
Fastest I have ever seen Bogut run. Full sprint past Asik.
Then had room to carry all the leftovers in the bag. There were a lot of leftovers.
Nine of @Warriors first 13 points came on fast breaks. Curry hit a trey off a botched 2-on-1 by NOLA, then another trey after AD missed dunk
Niko's knee not in good shape. Stay tuned.
Pelicans absolutely have to finish in transition to have a chance of winning this game.
Those layups the Warriors were getting in Game 1, Anthony Davis isn’t having it so far in Game 2
Iguodala coming in
Anthony Davis is everywhere
HOW DOES STEPH GET LEFT OPEN IN TRANSITION
Eric Gordon got his shooting rhythm tonight - 3-of-4 shots for eight points.
Mirotic is walking under own power. Said he's going to get treatment.
Eric Gordon is out here looking like L.A. Clippers Eric Gordon
Kidd on early play: "It was our pace. It was slow, it was ugly. We gotta be able to finish plays."
Warriors scored 50 points in the paint in Game 1 vs. Pelicans.
Mirotic is limping significantly in the postgame locker room.
Would love to see Anderson come in out of this timeout. Play Asik again when Bogut exits.
Mirotic has large knot on his knee. He's going to get treatment and is limping around towards the back of the locker room.
Warriors have 10 points, but none were scored in the paint.
Kidd: "Butler was a one-man show in the fourth"
Kidd: "I thought we played a pretty good game."
Kidd on physical play: "Guys just playoffs."
Joey Crawford told Stephen Curry to talk to the hand.
Seriously, is Asik really equipped to play in this series? That's rhetorical.
Much different first quarter for New Orleans this time around. Started 11-4 run but that quickly evaporated
If noise was a 9 of 10 on Saturday, it's an 11 tonight at Oracle. Credit goes to Monty Williams and a night tipoff.
Butler definitely podium player tonight.
Three early observations: Draymond looks OK. The noise is way up from last game. New Orleans looks sharp.
Pelicans jumped out to 11-4 lead before back-to-back threes by Draymond Green and Stephen Curry.
So pointless for Asik to be out there in this game. New Orleans is far better off with Davis at the five.
Why is Omer Asik playing?
Apart from whenever Asik has touched the ball, this has been a really fun game so far.
Curry tries to plead to Joey Crawford. Crawford wants none of it … stiff arms Curry right away
They like this Stephen Curry guy at Oracle... http://t.co/ER6EYON0a8
Interested to see how the Warriors handle it when Davis switches on Curry. Pels succeeding with that again
Turnovers = Warriors in transition = buckets
Jump shooting team.
Pelicans forcing a bunch of mediocre looks for the Warriors until that Green 3. Solid defense to start for the most part.
Curry left handed behind the back pass. Once a game at least!