What the heck happened to the Warriors free throw shooting in game one? It was an oddity, missing 13 freebies (61.8%) for a team that was #9 in the NBA all year at the charity stripe (77%). Golden State let a 25-point lead slip down to four before finishing it off with a late run. Still, they dominated New Orleans for most of the game, allowing 42% shooting while winning the battle of the boards. Let's not forget that this is no ordinary NBA team, one that ranked #1 in scoring and shooting, plus #1 in field goal shooting defense. That combo is exceptionally rare. The Warriors are 15-3 ATS in Conference Quarterfinals games and Golden State has won 19 straight at home. New Orleans has a losing road record and is not a stellar defensive team, #23 in field goal shooting defense and 4-9 ATS in Conference Quarterfinals games. The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and they are 3-7-1 ATS against the Warriors, including 1-4 ATS at Golden State. Take Golden State in game two.
04:30 Golden State Warriors – New Orleans Pelicans
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