“Minutes are going to be game to game,” Brooks said, referencing Oubre. “I’ve got to go with my gut and Tomas [Satoransky] has played well. I thought Otto did a pretty good job on DeRozan, so he got a few more minutes on him.” When Oubre checked into the game in the first quarter, he began to make life miserable for DeRozan. He stole DeRozan’s pass, then glued himself to the all-star while navigating Toronto’s screens. Late in the quarter, Oubre drew offensive fouls against Siakam and Wright, getting more fired up with each turnover that he had created.
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.”