Pelicans play better, same result in game 2 loss to Golden State
OAKLAND, CA - The New Orleans Pelicans gave the Golden State Warriors a much tougher test in game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal, but the Pelicans fell short 97-87 and fell into a 2-0 deficit in their best-of-seven series.
The Pelicans led after the first quarter, as Anthony Davis scored 10 points in the first frame and New Orleans took a 28-17 lead.
The Warriors rallied, though as they scored 38 points in the second quarter and took a 55-52 halftime lead.
Klay Thompson finished with 26 points for the Warriors and Stephen Curry finished with 22, as Golden State now has a 2-0 lead in a playoff series for the first time since 1989.
The series now moves to New Orleans, as the Pelicans host game 3 on Thursday at Smoothie King Arena with tipoff set for 8:30.