The Golden State Warriors will attempt to take a 3-0 lead over the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 6:30 p.m. PST when they begin Game 3 of their first series of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
Two Warriors injuries have already been reported by Rusty Simmons of the SF Chronicle: Warriors forward David Lee, who has yet to play a playoff game in 2015, will likely be out again and Draymond Green has a sore ankle but is expected to play.
The theme in both games thus far has been the Warriors finding enough firepower on offense and Draymond Green on defense to overcome the effortlessly dominant play of Pelicans star Anthony Davis. As Andy Liu described after Game 1, he had a move that, "...was the most nonchalant move ever while simultaneously remaining completely unstoppable" — that nicely characterizes most of what's in his arsenal. Apricot offered us an in-depth breakdown on how the Warriors responded in Game 2, focusing on how the Pelicans try to put Davis in position to score and how the Warriors respond as a team.
As Apricot concluded his article with, the twists probably haven't stopped coming in this series. But that's not to say a Warriors' sweep is out of the question yet.
This is going to be one of those really, really close sweeps.— Bethlehem Shoals (@freedarko) April 21, 2015
Who: Golden State Warriors (2-0) at New Orleans Pelicans (0-2)
What: Game 3, first round, 2015 NBA Playoffs
When: 6:30 p.m. PST
Where: Smoothie King Center - New Orleans, Louisiana
How (to watch):
- Local: CSNBA/HD
- National: TNT
Online: WatchTNT | NBC Sports Live Extra (live stream & app)
Background: Game 1: Warriors 106, Pelicans 99 | Game 2: Warriors 97, Pelicans 87