Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Tuesday Night Elimination Game: Pelicans @ Warriors

Tuesday Night Elimination Game: Pelicans @ Warriors

Alvin Gentry knows that 3-1 leads are a sensitive topic around the Golden State Warriors.

Durant - the 2014 MVP - led all scorers with 38 points on 15-of-27 shooting with nine rebounds and five assists as Golden State topped New Orleans 118-92 on Sunday.

The Warriors head back to the Bay area with a 3-1 series lead and are scheduled to host the Pelicans on Tuesday.

"I can't sleep when we lose like that", he said. "Whether it's as the starting group or extra minutes, and obviously the lineup worked".

All due respect to Kerr, he might be overstating that one. Boston won the first two games of the best-of-seven series handily, but, in Game 3 they were forced to pull out an overtime win, which could be a sign that Philadelphia is going for a major comeback, but, will it be enough?

The Pelicans are used to having their backs against the wall. "Every single person on the floor in that lineup is a playmaker".

"Just keep the game simple at that point because he's such a great scorer, you don't have to really overthink things".

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They always seem to know exactly the right thing to say in order to get the best performance possible out of each other.

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When Kevin Durant decides to take over a game, there is no stopping him.

It was their first time starting together this season.

The narrative around the Cavaliers was that LeBron James was being asked to do too much and his supporting cast was capable of too little. They haven't lost since.

"It's a long lineup that affords them the opportunity to switch and try to disrupt offenses, and we've got to do a better job of making sure that we're attacking". "We've been in situations before".

Warriors players and coaches, meanwhile, were nearly universally unaware that the unit Kerr so often turns to when it comes to closing games had never actually started one together.

Toronto could use some of that comfort.

Everything is on the table for the Raptors now.

Looking at the betting trends, the Jazz are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games against a team with a winning home record, 1-5 ATS in their last six Conference Semifinals games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. Ojeleye's role: Find a way to slow down Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. His moves have been questioned throughout the first three games. He scored 10 points in those games, though none of that mattered much to the Celtics. The 76ers topped the 15-game end-of-season run by the 1950 Rochester Royals - who exited the playoffs in a sweep.

He mixed in mid-range jumpers, fadeaways and drives and seemingly had an answer every time the Pelicans made any type of run. Then again, the Warriors are at home and are huge favorites to win.

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