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Warriors vs. Pelicans GameThread: The Season Starts Now!

The Warriors (0-1) take on the Pelicans (0-1) at 9:30 p.m. PST at Oracle Arena.

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The Golden State Warriors are pulling a mulligan after a disappointing home opener agains the San Antonio Spurs this past Tuesday, facing a New Orleans Pelicans squad also coming off a 102-107 loss to the Denver, despite a monster performance from Anthony Davis. The Brow posted 50 points on 50% shooting, 16 rebounds, five assists, seven steals, and four blocks. Davis is a matchup nightmare, too big for a guard, too quick for a big, but the Warriors have not one, but two of the most versatile defenders in the league in Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. Though the Spurs game was far from ideal, one particular bright spot was Durant's engagement defensively, as he notched two steals, two blocks, and 10 defensive boards. Expect the Dubs to come out swinging tonight, playing with a focus that was missing in Tuesdays game, and seek to capitalize on an morale-boosting performance against a depleted Pelicans squad. Warriors haven't lost back to back games since, well... nevermind.

In terms of lineups, James Michael McAdoo is inactive for the game tonight and Damian Jones is out. For the Pelicans, Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday, and Quincy Pondexter are out.

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