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The Pelicans enter Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Pelicans vs Warriors Live on Saturday believing they can knock off the defending NBA champions and win the series.
While describing what it’s like playing against another team that likes to get up and down the floor, New Orleans star Anthony Davis set the tone for the rest of the series with his response.
“It’s fun,” Davis said after Friday’s practice at Oracle Arena. “We know that we can beat them. We’ve done it in the regular season. And we’ve been in every game that we lost [against them], so we know that we’re a good matchup against these guys and we’ve got a lot of confidence in ourself. Anytime they score, we know they’re going to score and make shots, it’s tough, we just got to get the ball out fast and push it down the floor and try to go.
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The film Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters tonight, and you can rest assured that fans of the Marvel Universe will be lining up to see another blockbuster. They have been waiting 10 years to see the intergalactic confrontation between super villain Thanos and the Avengers, and it should be an entertaining ride. On Saturday at the Oracle, NBA fans will buckle up for an exciting ride of their own, a “galactic” battle between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans in Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs. Chris, Viggy, and I share our thoughts about this second round series below. Chris sets the table for us.
More important is that the Warriors have been without Stephen Curry for 36 games, including all five in the first round. The two-time MVP is his team’s most important player, the engine for what has been a historically good offense.
The Warriors took care of business against the San Antonio Spurs and will have Curry back at some point in the conference semifinals, maybe for Game 1 on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Of course, that doesn’t mean that they’ll walk through this series.
The New Orleans Pelicans played their best basketball of the season in the first round, sweeping the No. 3-seeded Portland Trail Blazers by putting the clamps on Damian Lillard and running roughshod over a top-10 defense. The Pelicans themselves had a top-five defense after losing DeMarcus Cousins for the season and the No. 1 offense in the first round. Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo have taken things to a new level and the champs will have their work cut out for them in the next two weeks.
The Pelicans went 1-3 against the Warriors this season, the win coming April 7 in a game in which Warriors guard Stephen Curry (knee) didn’t play. Curry remains questionable for Saturday’s game as he continues to recover from the same MCL sprain in his left knee.
But the Pelicans are riding high given just how dominant they performed in a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference first round.
Their optimism is largely based upon just how dominant Davis was in that series. The 25 year-old All-Star averaged 33 points and 11.8 rebounds in the series, setting a tone that the rest of his teammates followed. When asked what he expected to see from Davis in this series, teammate Jrue Holiday responded with a confident answer.
“What happened last series,” Holiday said.
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry is trying to instill that confident belief within his team before the series begins. Like Davis, he believes that the young group is ready for prime time.
If the Warriors watched the New Orleans-Portland series, they know that the Pelicans are scaldingly hot right now. We knew that Anthony Davis would be a monster, particularly given his large-sample-size demolition of the NBA after Boogie Cousins got injured. What no one really expected was for Jrue Holiday to turn into the league’s best two-way combo guard, for Playoff Rondo to re-emerge, and for Nikola Mirotic to turn into the second coming of Dirk. The matchups here are intriguing, with (likely) Klay on Jrue and Draymond/KD on some permutation of Mirotic and Davis.
The Pelicans are gelling at the right time. There might be a perception that, like the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers, the Pelicans are youngbloods with swagger, but that is not the reality. These Pelicans are an experienced squad, and two of their best, Davis and Holiday, were on the team that was swept by the Warriors in the first round of the NBA playoffs in 2015.
I tell the guys all the time they should embrace this opportunity to compete against this team,” Gentry said. “Because what they’ve done the last four years has been phenomenal, really. An opportunity to win two championships and lose another that everyone thought that they may have an opportunity to win. It gives you a great gauge as to where your franchise is, and where your team is, and where you need to get to really.”