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Warriors Fans are treated to another great home game as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans!

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Tip-off: 7:30pm PST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: ESPN, CSN Bay Area, NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680

Team Overviews

The Warriors are on a four-game win streak coming off their ugly loss to the L.A. Lakers back on March 6th. There's just nothing stopping this team with the NBA's league MVP Stephen Curry coming to the rescue in last night's win over the Phoenix Suns. Curry is averaging 30.5 points this season, making a critical 3-point that shot eventually gave the Dubs the win and had fans go crazy.

Great Warriors fun fact: The Chicago Bulls' January 27, 2015 win was the last time a visiting team won a regular-season game at the Oracle Arena. I remember that game well because we were in attendance and my cousins from Chicago immediately posted on my Facebook wall "Great Game Bro!"

Dubs Fans
First game at the Roaracle since January... We'll be rallying the fans tonight!

The Pelicans have lost the last 7 of 8 games since February 27th. They are coming off a tough 103-92 loss against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night. New Orleans struggled 6-29 beyond the arch. Anthony Davis 29 points and 11 rebounds against the Bucks. He'll be a challenge for Speights and Green in tonight's match up. The Pelicans are plagued with injuries this season making it difficult for them to get a streak going.

Key to the game: Make it rain.

Golden State has owned the 3-point line all season running up the score and launching 3 after 3. It's made it harder for teams to defend that far making it a great opportunity to light it up against the Pelicans. With so many weapons able to shoot outside the line, let's pick our spots and make em' count.

Highlight Predictions:

  • Stephen Curry. To think the Suns almost spoiled the party ending the Warriors undefeated home court streak. That was until Curry tied the game late in the 4th, and with the help of his teammates stole the show. Predicting his energy will give the team the boost it needs in tonight's game against the Pelicans.
  • Mo' Buckets... No Problem! Talk about stepping it up when needed! Speights had a season high 25 points over Phoenix in Saturdays win. Call him the Sean "Puffy" Combs of the NBA right now. "Can't stop, won't stop. Take that! Take that!" Expect another great performance off the bench for Mo' Buckets.
  • The Bench. Led by Marreese Speights, this bench unit has been on fire helping out our starting 5. It's critical they perform well against the Pelicans tonight. With Andre Iguodala out for 2 weeks due to an ankle injury, let's see how this unit holds up! Still a lot of talent to go around.
  • The Roaracle Crowd. Warriors fans are blesses with a ton of home games for the month of March. I haven't attended a home game since January so you know it's going to be extra loud with me hyped for tonight's match up! Lets give New Orleans hell Dubs fans. The energy's going to be huge as it always is!

Win Prediction: The home win streak continues. Warriors defeat the Pelicans 106-98 on Steph's Birthday!

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A special birthday shout out to the League MVP Stephen Curry!  (photo @warriors)

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