Warriors guard Steph Curry returned after over a month of sitting out. On March 23rd, Curry suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain. But, it seems like he hasn’t lost a step.
Yesterday, the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-116. This was a closer game than Saturday’s game, which was a 22 point blowout. The Warriors have a 2-0 lead over the Pelicans.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 29 points. Steph Curry scored 28 points, and shot 50% from three-point range. Curry did not start, but he managed to have a good game. Curry played 27 minutes in this game. He played good, but he also had 6 turnovers. If Steph wants to play efficiently, he must limit his turnovers. Draymond Green nearly had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 assists, and 9 rebounds. Andre Iguodala scored 15 points. Klay Thompson had 10 points, but shot 20% from the field.
Despite a good performance from the Pelicans’ starters, the Warriors held onto their lead. Every Pelican starter scored in double figures. Anthony Davis had 25 points and 15 rebounds. Davis continues to play at a high level in this playoffs. Jrue Holiday scored 24 points. Rajon Rondo had a double-double with 22 points and 12 assists. Nikola Mirotic scored scored 18 points. E’Twaun Moore scored 14 points.
The series continues in New Orleans on Friday. The Pelicans are down 2-0, but they are not out. If the Pelicans win one game in New Orleans, they could potentially get back into the series. However, the Warriors are an experienced team. The Pelicans are talented, but I’m not sure if it is enough. The Warriors can potentially win this series, and advance to the second round. The Pelicans lost the first game badly, but the second game was closer. If they play like they did yesterday, they could make this an interesting series. But, once again it may not be enough.