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Monty on Anthony Davis playing 45 minutes in Game 2 + pleading to stay in all game: "I don't want guys on our team who don't want to play."
Monty on weighing decisions of using players like Asik (stronger on defense) vs. Anderson (offense): "I wish it was football, but it's not."
Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson combined to average 45.1 ppg in regular season. In playoffs it's 17.0. All have had injury concern
Monty jokingly began interview today w/1-word answers. Based on crowd-noise "controversy" he explained: "No one's twisting my words anymore"
Jrue Holiday working extra after practice today
Pelicans back at work for Game 3 http://t.co/TPxZK8dNUE
No update yet on Jrue Holiday status.
Fact showing how good 67-win @Warriors are: They're first team since 2006-07 Mavs to lead NBA in home record (39-2) AND road record (28-13)
Anthony Davis: "We gave ourselves a chance. We knew we were right there. We didn't do a good job of executing towards the end of the game."
Norris Cole on how both teams had to fight for hoops in 2H: "It's ugly sometimes in the playoffs. It's not always going to be pretty."
Anthony Davis: "We didn't execute the last 3 minutes. They made shots; we didn't. But we don't believe in moral victories. An L is an L."
Monty: "I can't fault our guys tonight. They fought their tails off and gave us a chance to win."
Pelicans lose to Warriors 97-87
Davis is gassed and the other four Pelicans can't get a good look. Add that to the Warriors' offensive boards, and NOLA is in rough shape.
Too many risky passes from Cole tonight. Can't do that against the Dubs.
Wow, Draymond. Nothing you can do about that. Fine defense by Asik, better shot.
Pelicans still battling, trailing Warriors 85-82 with 5:34 remaining.
Eric Gordon with the beautiful stepback 3, playing like he's a third "Splash Brother" tonight. Gordon 23 pts, 5/9 treys. GSW 85-82 at 5:34
Omer Asik was just saving his energy for the 4th, you guys!
More Harrison Barnes mid-range step-backs, plz
Anthony Davis putting some of the highly-skilled moves in back pocket now, just putting it on floor and going to rim. Davis 24 pts, 6/6 FT
The problem with no Jrue & half healthy Evans is that too many other guys have to handle the ball too much. Like Eric Gordon, for example.
Draymond Green made a big 3 after what's been a frigid shooting night (3/10 FGs). Livingston adds nifty dribble move. GSW 79-73 at 9:41
What a sequence right there. So much fight in this Pelicans team.
Pelicans held Warriors to 16 points in the third quarter.
Here we go. Tie game with one quarter to go. LET'S DO THIS PELS FANS.
Pelicans showed a lot of fight in that quarter to get back in game. Pelicans and Warriors tied at 71 heading into fourth.
Warriors sub Leandro Barbosa having a flashback to his Suns prime tonight, making huge impact. Always been a nice reserve. GSW 70-69
Pelicans regain lead 69-68 with 2:36 remaining on Anthony Davis hook shot.
Tyreke Evans has been extremely streaky at foul line this season (69.4% was career low). Tonight missed 3, made 3, now splitting. GSW 68-67
Pelicans make push to tie score at 64
Game tied t 64, 5:50 to go 3Q.
Late whistle, but the correct call.
Anthony Davis with his first two free throws of game mid 3Q. Knocks down both and it's back to GSW 64-62. Now Tyreke to line for two more
To be fair - Asik is absolutely essential against 25+ NBA teams. Golden State is not one of them.