Warriors' Stephen Curry questionable for Game 1

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He's aware of how unsafe this squad is when they're allowed to push the pace, but he's hesitant to make any major adjustments to how the Pelicans approach this series in terms of the speed with which they play.

Curry is recovering from a sprained left knee, but Kerr says it's likely he'll return for Game 2 on Tuesday night.

That leads to a higher-paced, more entertaining game for the fans.

The challenge for the Pelicans is that the most natural way for them to win is also the most natural way for the Warriors to win.

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"Once he does it, you can just hear the crowd just roaring and it's nearly like when Steph get a wide open three, you hear the crowd about to explode".

"We're still going to play with a fast pace, and we are going to do a better job of spacing the floor. He was great tonight".

The Pelicans should be able to bounce back and make this series much more competitive, they are just playing too well for that not to happen.

But he could end his spell on the sidelines against Anthony Davis and the Pelicans as Steve Kerr's team look to move another step closer to retaining their National Basketball Association championship.

"You know how Draymond is. Obviously, they're going to make runs next game, it's just about how we come back and deal with it".

Davis was 0-of-4 from the field during the second quarter where he couldn't get many touches as Warriors' Draymond Green laid on the defense.

Golden State Warriors guard/forward Klay Thompson scored 27 points with six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.

"How could I not enjoy that?"

Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 rebounds. At one point the Warriors led in free-throw attempts 21-2, a stat which Gentry simply rolled his eyes at after Sunday's practice. Anthony Davis got it going early but finished with just 21 points and 10 rebounds, E'Twaun Moore added 15 points, Jordan Crawford added 14 points while Rajon Rondo chipped in with nine points, eight rebounds and 11 assists. And while those numbers look good in a vacuum, it was an empty total and he had little impact on the game. "It's one game. They win by 40, they win by one, they win by 90, it's one game".

But if there's any notion of him having any issues in any area, he wouldn't go on Saturday.

The last time the two-time MVP started a game on the bench was in the 2011-12 season and has only been a reserve six times in his entire career.

And we haven't even mentioned Anthony Davis, who has been everything he normally is and then some after the team lost DeMarcus Cousins for the season to injury.