Furthermore, in the entire first-round matchup of seven games, the Pacers outscored the Cavs by 40 points, even though the latter ended up moving on to the semifinals. "When the lights come back on after the starting lineups you're usually in the go kind of mind frame". See, as a defender, you can only allow Curry so much real estate to operate in and so, this "pull" he has directly made space for players like Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson who on any other team would have to deal with help from Curry's defender.
In their last five games, Golden State is 2-3 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders. VanVleet missed what would have been a go-ahead 3-pointer in the waning moments of regulation and another in the extra frame. "We didn't win, but we showed a lot of great signs - and Game 3 we'll be back at home". The Warriors effortlessly move on to the second round, winning the opening round series to 4-1, despite playing without their franchise superstar. Kerr also explained his decision for bringing the two-time MVP off the bench.
In fact, the only game that was a wide-margin win was Game 6, in which the Cavaliers lost to the Pacers by 34 points. Curry scored his 28 points on just 15 shots on Tuesday, connecting on 8-for-15 shots from the field and 5-for-10 3-point attempts. The ball dropped softly through the net as it cut the Warriors deficit to just two points, 107-105. Coincidence? Maybe, but that's no small sample size. While the Pelicans have to work hard for their shots and play pretty much a ideal game, the Warriors can play a subpar game by their standards and still win by eight or nine points.
Can the Pelicans stay alive? New Orleans has taken just 20 free throws this series to 59 for Golden State.
Every time Stephen Curry steps on the floor, the Warriors instantly have their culture back.
"I don't remember anything", Davis said Thursday.
Hardly anyone outside of Salt Lake City a few months ago probably expected the Jazz to be in the second round of these playoffs, or to have grabbed home-court away from Houston. He caused major problems for the Warriors the three times he matched up against them in the regular season, averaging 33 points on 59.7% shooting, 14 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.3 blocks a night. They were the league's fastest pace of play team this season, something that's come to define them in the post-Boogie Cousins part of the season. Golden State, by contrast, attempted 29 free throws in Game 2 alone, hitting 22 of them.