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Pelicans play better, same result in game 2 loss to Golden State

2 years 1 month 1 week ago April 21, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 Tuesday, April 21 2015 April 21, 2015 8:21 AM in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
By: Chris Price

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. 

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