Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and the Golden State Warriors beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Despite earning the most first place votes, Warriors forward Draymond Green had his pocket picked in the race for the National Basketball League Defensive Player of the Year honors Thursday.
Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry had 22 points and six assists and the Golden State Warriors regrouped from an early deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 97-87 on Monday night and take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA’s loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might be too loud.
The National Basketball Teams best team during the regular season is now the hottest ticket in the country, when it comes to the first round of the playoffs.
The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.
For most casual fans the Warriors haven’t been appointment television since, well, ever. But with potential MVP Stephen Curry and company compiling the 6th best record in NBA history, it’s time for even the hardest to impress fans to jump on the bandwagon.
The top-seeded Warriors (67-15) learned they’ll face New Orleans in the first round after the Pelicans beat San Antonio to clinch a postseason berth. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday in Oakland.
Despite the best record in the league and highest win total in franchise history, the Golden State Warriors could get to play the role of underdog if they reach the NBA Finals.
Warriors President and COO Rick Welts said the only sticking point right now is funding for the project.