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Golden State Warriors: Curry's return spurs 2-0 series lead

05 Mai 2018

The Pelicans five-time All-Star said "aggression" had more to do with his team's victory than any tactical adjustments they made.

Anthony Davis scored 33 points with 18 rebounds and four steals and Pels point guard Rajon Rondo dished out 21 assists to keep New Orleans' offense clicking.

Davis' determined play around the basket helped New Orleans outscore the Warriors 54-36 in the paint and outrebound Golden State 54-44. So when Curry went off for 28 points in just 27 minutes, shooting 5 for 10 from three, the one hope his health would be a factor in the 2018 playoffs seemed to go out the window, along with the remaining team's chances of hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy in June. Kevin Durant scored 22 points. They were on fire from three-point range, hitting 10 of their 16 attempts behind the arc.

This would be a huge win for the Pelicans' roster, who believed they should have won Game 2. They had a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter and it disintegrated right before their eyes with one flick of the wrist by the greatest shooter the basketball world has seen.

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'Our mindset is to go out there and play, do what we're supposed to do, follow the game plan and whatever results happen, happen, ' Davis said. He finished with 18 points on the night.

James Harden and Eric Gordon each led the Rockets with 25 points apiece. Unfortunately for Holiday, there isn't a human in the world who can stop Curry once he gets his shot going, and all he can do is make it as hard as possible. No. 5 Utah JazzRockets: NoneJazz: Ricky Rubio (hamstring) missed Games 1 and 2 and could be out even longer, per ESPN.No. 2 Golden State Warriors vs. 'We followed the game plan to a tee'.

"It's kind of just how I am", Rondo said about his competitive nature. For reference-the Spurs failed to cover their first half spread at home to the Warriors in their Game 3 in the first round, while each of the Wizards, Bucks and Timberwolves cashed in their respective home Game 3's.

J.J. Redick had 23 points for the 76ers.

Draymond Green almost posted a triple-double with 20 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.

Then — mouthpiece dangling, of course — Curry finally entered at the 4:20 mark of the first quarter to a roaring ovation from the Oracle Arena crowd and immediately got to work.

As a whole, they didn't play a lot of minutes but what they did, it was uber-efficient. Andre Iguodala and Nick Young, who started games 1 and 2, opened as reserves.

A layup by Dario Saric cut it to 104-101. They pushed their lead to 80-43 on a driving layup from Ariza with 8:01 left in the quarter.

Saric scored out of a timeout to make it 106-103.

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Golden State Warriors: Curry's return spurs 2-0 series lead