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Warriors take control late, top Pelicans

New Orleans hung around until the fourth quarter, but Golden State finally pulled away to take a 2-0 series lead.

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Pelicans' Evans returns, Holiday out for Game 2

The New Orleans Pelicans cleared Tyreke Evans to play in Monday night's Game 2 97-87 loss to the Golden State Warriors but ruled out fellow guard Jrue Holiday.

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Pelton: Ranking 10 postseason first-timers

There are some big names making their postseason debuts, including Anthony Davis, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. How do their debuts compare historically to other first-timers?

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Nets look to get Brook Lopez going

Will the Nets be able to better feed their big man in Game 2? Since the All-Star break, the Nets are 7-0 when Lopez attempts 20 or more field goals.

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Celtics' Bradley: 'Expect to see different team'

The Celtics have a lot to clean up before Game 2 versus the Cavaliers, but Avery Bradley and Brad Stevens believe their team is up to the task.

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Warriors surge past Pelicans (2:17)

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Clippers starters dominate (3:56)

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Pelicans will be ready for Game 3 (2:12)

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Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss

Asked Draymond about the past. When I dissed his Summer League shooting: "I was HOT. Steaming. Didn't take it well. Wanted to fight you."

Warriors' bench key to victory

Klay Thompson led all Golden State scorers, but he made it clear that the reserves were the real difference: "They're the reason we came back. Their energy, their passion and their unselfishness -- it was awesome to watch."

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Common bonds- Klay Thompson & Jimmy Butler - 25 yr old guards - 4th season in NBA - 1st time All-Stars - Scored 14 pts in 4th q tonight

Cold Curry not an issue for Golden State
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Stephen Curry's final score of Game 2 came with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter. He missed his last 7 shots from the field; Curry and New Orleans' Anthony Davis were a combined 0-of-8 from the floor in the fourth quarter.

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Warriors win wild, back-and-forth Game 2
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Anthony Davis (26 points, 10 boards) sat once, in the second quarter, and played the rest of the way. But he and Eric Gordon (23 points) were unable to lift the Pelicans past the Warriors, who got 14 points from Klay Thompson in the fourth quarter of their 97-87 win. Box score

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Anthony Davis put up 26-10 in 45 minutes, but went 0-5 FG in the 4Q. Warriors went on 9-1 run to ice the game. GSW up 2-0.

Curry & Co. have their daggers out

In the words of ESPN's J.A. Adande, this game is just coming down to quality of shots now. Fortunately for the Warriors, few in the NBA are better at making shots than Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, and Golden State leads late in the fourth. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Warriors shot worse than 45% just twice at home during the regular season (1-1). Currently at 44.0%.

Going down to the wire in Oakland
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Eric Gordon and Klay Thompson each have 5 points in the past 90 seconds of game time, and the Warriors are maintaining a 3-point lead over the Pelicans midway through the fourth quarter. Follow live

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Draymond Green does it all
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When he's not hitting dagger 3-pointers or playing lock-down defense on everyone from Tyreke Evans to Anthony Davis, the Warriors' Green apparently leads timeouts. After the Pelicans called time to stop a Golden State run, Green was seen talking in the Warriors huddle as coach Steve Kerr nodded along. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Warriors' offense hasn't been sharp, but it felt like they missed an incredible number of shots they'd usually make in the 3Q.

Unfamiliar territory for the Warriors
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This is just the 6th time this season Golden State did not take a lead into the fourth quarter. But bad news for the Pelicans: The Warriors won 4 of their 5 previous such games.

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Pelicans' season could come down to this

Teams that go up 2-0 in a best-of-seven matchup win the series 94% of the time in NBA history. Can Stephen Curry (22 points) outduel Anthony Davis (20 points) in the final period to give the Warriors such an advantage? We're all tied at 71 after three. Follow live

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