Curry scored 23 points as the Warriors bounced back from defeat on Friday night to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92. On Monday, the 76ers and the Raptors - both down 3-0 after down-to-the-wire defeats in their respective Game 3s of their Eastern Conference semifinal series - get their chance to be the ones who rewrite that ignominious piece of basketball history.
"You're on the road, you're threatened, you put your best five guys out there", Kerr added. "To start like that sets a great tone".
After the Warriors were blown out by the Pelicans in Game 3, Green told ESPN he stayed up watching film.
Green says he didn't fear for his life.
While the Pelicans were still very much in the game when they fell behind 14-4 on Sunday, you could tell from the intensity that Golden State brought that this would be no walk in the park for New Orleans. They did a really good job of being physical with us. He went with the "death lineup," which features Andre Iguodala along the team's four All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. Yes, the 3-point shooting has lacked at 28.1 percent, but since Durant is also totaling 8.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, that can be forgiven. LeBron James has been showing the world that he is not going anywhere, as he continues to score upwards of 40-points per game.
Holiday missed his first two shots with Durant guarding him. The Warriors ended the first quarter with a 15-point lead.
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The lineup posted a plus-minus rating of +12, a statistic that measures their impact on the floor.
After holding a 61-54 half-time lead, the Warriors opened the third quarter with a 10-2 lead.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and 12 rebounds and was a ideal 10 for 10 from the free-throw line.
This a low-priced and high-risk yet potential high-reward play because this space thinks Klay Thompson is due for a breakout game to help the Warriors finish off the Pelicans. "Draymond has been phenomenal the whole playoff run", Kerr said (via the Mercury-News).
It might be a surprise, though, that the Warriors did not succeed with the lineup this season. The change of scenery didn't change things in Game 3, when the Warriors' advantage was 26-12.
"We have to play better than we did in Game 4", Gentry said matter-of-factly. Golden State has a ton of weapons and Durant had a big game in Game 4: can the Warriors get Thompson back on track in this one?