Warriors 106-99 Pelicans Game 1
The Warriors win 106-99. Curry scores 34 points, Thompson scores 21 points, Green scores a double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds). For the Pelicans, Davis scores 35 points, Pondexter scores 20 points and Gordon 16 points. Warriors leads West First Round Series 1-0. Curry:
I was locked in and focused the whole night. In those situations, you want to get the crowd back into it. There’s a weird kind of tension, especially in the second half when they made a couple runs. But in the playoffs, you have to expect anything. And whenever you’re on the floor, just try to make an impact.
It’s good for us to have to deal with the feeling in the building, especially as a favorite, when a team starts to come back. You have to feel that. That’s all part of it.
I think the whole team was nervous. This is our first time as a unit in the playoffs, and our pace was good. We were moving fast, but our minds were moving fast as well.
Pelicans 103-100 Warriors
The Pelicans win 103-100. Davis scores 29 points, Pondexter scores 20 points. Curry scores 29 points, Green scores 24 points for the Warriors. Davis:
We look at ourselves as an elite team. We feel like we can play with anybody and we can beat anybody on any given night. We just got to go out there and play that way.
I thought I drew the foul on the pump fake because he kind of came to me and I got contact. The ball dropped and there was obviously no whistle. I got it right back and I had pretty clean look after that that I thought was going in.
We had a heck of a game down the stretch. Everyone’s hungry. We’re young guys, but we’re learning how to win.