The implications yielded both reminders of their championship dominance and significance surrounding a Game 4 win that cemented a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals. The Warriors rolled out their most potent lineup of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, all starting together for the first time, and buried the Pelicans out of the gate with a 17-4 run.
"Just find ways to get him in scoring positions", Curry said.
When Kevin Durant decides to take over a game, there is no stopping him. In Game 3, the Pelicans were 14/31 from three, but they shot 4/26 from beyond the arc in Game 4, a complete turnaround. "We just can't afford to shoot the ball that poorly".
These include one secret weapon that is now not-so secret, a player that no team is equipped to contain, and a formula for winning that when accomplished, nearly always results in a Golden State Warriors win. For Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr, it is their defense that helped them get their third win of the series, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN. The Pelicans managed to fight back in the second quarter, but their effort was not enough to grab the lead or even tie the game at the end of the first half. But it's Durant who shined brightest, dropping 38 points on 15-of-27 shooting.
"I didn't think it changed".
"I just challenged him (Durant) to be who he is". Just keep shooting, keep being aggressive.
"I left him out for couple of minutes when the game was made a decision to get him a couple of shots".
Despite being down just seven at halftime, the Pelicans couldn't capitalize.
Andrew Polk says the post, which also alludes to high gun violence rates in New Orleans, was meant as an "edgy joke". And I care a lot about basketball. "You're going to play against that particular lineup most of the night whenever you play them". For now, let's take a look at why this thing is now 3-1.
"We kept taking them, but it's about concentration and making them", Holiday said. This team plays so small and fast that it works well for us. We've gone through so much this year. "The plan was to get that, so we wouldn't be a one dimensional team".