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OFFICIAL: Warriors to face Pelicans in First Round

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After the Pelicans defeated the Spurs 108-103, New Orleans clinched a playoff spot and the Western Conference eighth seed, meaning they will face the Warriors in the first round.

The Warriors will face the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round.
The Warriors will face the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round.
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After the Pelicans won their final regular-season game 108-103 over the Spurs on Wednesday evening, they officially clinched a playoff spot as the Western Conference eighth seed. Congratulations, New Orleans.

Here's your reward: A date with the juggernaut Warriors. Only one of the best regular-season teams in recent memory with the leading MVP candidate in Stephen Curry, and viable Defensive Player of the Year candidates Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut, as well as the best defense and one of the best offenses in the game.

Get ready, Pelicans and Warriors fans. The playoffs are coming.

Game One tips off Saturday afternoon on ABC, live from Oracle Arena.