Even with Nikola Mirotic adding some new life to a Pelicans lineup that lost DeMarcus Cousins to injury, "New Orleans is going to have to maintain something like its first-round level of play to beat Golden State", Pelton writes. Game 2 had better wake New Orleans up, or this series could end up being one of the most disappointing of the entire playoffs.
Kerr knew he wanted Gentry on Golden State's staff when hired to coach the Warriors before the 2014-15 season - and it's among the first calls he made.
New Orleans swept Portland right out of the playoffs but the team is going to have to tighten up defensively if they hope to battle with the Warriors.
BC-BKN-Pelicans-Warriors, 1st Ld-Writethru, 980 Warriors use big second quarter to pull away, rout PelicansAP Photo OAS109, OAS108, OAS107, OAS106, OAS110, OAS113, OAS111Eds: Updates with new lede. The Warriors will have a hard task on their hands in trying to lock down Davis, but the Pelicans will be hard-pressed to keep up their hot streak from their series against Portland after almost a week off. However, the Pelicans have a great chance of winning this series.
The two teams were tied at 39 early in the second quarter, but Warriors outscored Pelicans by 20 points in the second quarter to take a 76-55 lead into the locker room. After Davis went off in the Pels opening round series against Portland, Shea Serrano quipped that he hoped this was a bear-tastes-human-blood situation; After the first game against Golden State, it's a deer-in-headlights-life-flashing-before-eyes situation. Those were almost all converted into buckets or free throw attempts at the other end. Golden State outscored the Pels 41-21 in the quarter. Jrue Holiday was held to 4-for-14 shooting and 11 points.
Celtics take series, respect in Game 7
The Bucks never got within single digits after that, and the Celtics led by as many as 19. "I decided that's not going to happen". He was spotted riding an exercise bicycle at the start of the second half and was later deemed available to return but did not.
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He also thanked the fans, who had seen him "grow since I was 12 years old and have supported me in good and bad times". Lopetegui said: "He is a player who first of all is still at the top of his game".
The Warriors are the best shooting side in the National Basketball Association by all 3 major box score metrics - they ranked first in field goal percentage, first in 3-point percentage and first in free throw shooting percentage over the course of the regular season. As if the Warriors didn't have enough talent already. The Warriors' chase of a fourth straight NBA Finals appearance gets a stiffer test beginning here.
How will the Warriors choose to matchup with Anthony Davis, who poured in 33.0 points on 57.6 percent shooting against the Blazers? With Al Horford (26 points) owning the paint and Terry Rozier (26 points, 5-of-8 from 3-point range) ripping the nets from outside, Celtics built a 19-point lead with five minutes remaining before coasting home.
Golden State is really, really good. Kevon Looney stepped into the rotation for Jordan Bell and contributed eight points and three boards in 23 minutes.
Curry, who won the MVP in 2015 and 2016, appeared in 51 games for the Warriors this season. While some of that can be chalked up to bad bounces or San Antonio's defense, the fact of the matter is the shots didn't go down. With every mistake, the angst grew more and more for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Carolina is searching for a general manager after Ron Francis was reassigned to another front-office position last season. The lottery has again benefitted the Flyers , who don't have to wait another year for the additional first-round pick.
The bottom trio of Marcus Sorensen , Eric Fehr, and Melker Karlsson combined for four goals in the first round. But Jones' counterpart, Marc-Andre Fleury, made 17 saves in the opening frame, including 10 on the power play.
He would have been a great leader, ' Trump complained, noting that he, Obama and former President George W. When Jackson withdrew his name from consideration, he denied all allegations of ethical misconduct.
Jason Cabinda, Grant Haley, Troy Apke, Brendan Mahon and Saeed Blacknall have also appeared in mock drafts. Veteran Julius Thomas was the top tight end in receptions in 2017 with 41 but he will not return.
The People sees the star trading lyrics with fellow-rapper T.I., who takes him to task over his support of Donald Trump . West responded, "I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts". "Make America Great Again had a negative reception".
Referencing the rising threat of U.S. protectionism, Luo stressed the importance of maintaining free and open cross-border trade. Meanwhile, one of the major decisions at the meet was a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan.
One day it will happen, either here or somewhere else, but it's his decision and he's old enough to make it himself". Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is surprised by Rangers' move for Liverpool U18 coach Steven Gerrard .
Startup Pimax successfully funded a Kickstarter for the world's first 8K VR headset, but has yet to ship any product to backers. In the coming years, the entire technology world will be changed with the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies.
'Confused' Wenger to take a month off after Arsenal exit
Wenger had visited Old Trafford 27 times during his long reign as Gunners boss and experienced some outrageous highs and lows. Mourinho has greeted Wenger's announcement warmly and even suggested they could "even be friends in the future".
Israeli soldiers martyr 3 Palestinians on Gaza border
Forty-one Palestinians have been killed in the protests since the start of March, with more than 5,000 wounded. According to OHCHR, a 14-year-old boy, Mohammad Ayyoub, was killed by a bullet to the head on 20 April.
Packers Make First & Second Of Eight Picks On Final Day
A four-year starter at Alabama, Scott holds Alabama's all-time for career punting yards with 11,074 and attempts at 243. One key question is whether the Packers made the right call by bolstering their pass coverage and not their pass rush.
Lea Michele is bride-to-be
Jenna Dewan wrote, "Umm, Oh my god Lea!" January Jones, Katherine McPhee, and Sarah Hyland also congratulated the 31-year-old. Michele's Instagram followers shared the actress' excitement on the comments section.
Pens' Hagelin, Malkin out for Game 1 vs. Caps
Murray took a shot off the mask from Ovechkin in the third but made save after save down the stretch with the Capitals pressing. Hagelin produced three points (two goals, one assist) in six playoff games in his supporting cast role for the Penguins.
Trump to be Nobel nominee for North Korea
The British betting site Coral also set the odds of Trump and Kim jointly winning the 2018 prize at 2-1 - the highest on the list. Laura Ingraham had a lot to say about the ongoing peace talks between North and South Korea.
Congress fights over House chaplain's ouster
According to the House guidelines on the chaplaincy, the chaplaincy is a tradition handed down from the Continental Congress. Several Democrats used the lack of guidelines to say Ryan did not have the authority under House rules to dismiss Conroy.