Oubre played just 16 minutes and made 1 of 4 shots, a three-pointer, but looked past Game 1 and saw the big picture of who he needs to be in the NBA. “I’m going to go out there and do my job. For me, scoring 12 points this season was an added bonus. I’ve never done that. It’s only up from here. I realize I’m capable of competing and being a force in the league,” Oubre said. “I’m 22 years old. I’m going out here every day and I’m competing against grown-ass men with families who are really, like, actually trying to feed their families. I’m just more motivated than ever, man, because I want to be great. I want to be good on offense, I want to be good on defense but my job right now on this team is to be the best defensive player that I can be. The offense will come. I’m not worried about it.”
April 26, 2018 | 8:19 pm EDT Update
Monte Poole: ‘This is a big defensive transition series. Anytime you’ve got a team that’s coming at you that fast, there’s going to be all kinds of cross-matches. That’s one of the messages: You don’t have YOUR man, you have A man.’ – #Warriors coach Steve Kerr on the #Pelicans.
Fred Katz: Here’s Steven Adams from last night on what Enes Kanter coming to Game 5 meant to him: “Nothing at all. I hate that guy. He’s a scumbag.” He continued, “No, honestly, it’s good that he came out. All the boys were happy to see him. Short spurts with him. Short spurts.”
April 26, 2018 | 7:05 pm EDT Update
Melissa Rohlin: Kerr on Curry: “Steph practiced 100 percent. He did everything. I would say he’s questionable for Game 1. What we have to do is see how his body responds the rest of the day. Put him through another practice tomorrow. I think he needs to string together a few good days.”