Stephenson only picked up two fouls in 17 minutes. Both came against James. Both were reviewed by game officials to determine if they had to be upgraded from common fouls to flagrants. “I don’t care,” Stephenson said about fearing ejection. “I don’t care. We’re playing hard.” James hit the floor both times. That first transgression occurred after Stephenson entered with 3:23 left in the first quarter. A little more than 60 seconds later, James was grabbing his face and slow to get up.
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.”