Golden State Warriors roll to 2-0 in playoffs, for first time since 1986

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson at the post-game press conference, Monday night. By F. Purcell

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson during the post-game press conference, Monday night. By F. Purcell

Thompson, Curry combine for 48 points

By F. Purcell, Antioch Herald

The Golden State Warriors have had many record-breaking milestones this season and Monday night was no different, as they rolled to a 97-87 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, with their 125th consecutive sellout crowd of 15,596.

Klay Thompson was the leading scorer for the Warriors, with 26 points, while Stephen Curry had 22. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 26 points followed by Eric Gordon with 23.

Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr was pleased with the way his team played offensively and defensively but said his team needed to get better at decision making.

It would be the first time in 26 years that the Warriors are 2-0 in a playoff series. They are now 40-2 at home, but scoring under 100-points for only the second time this season. Draymond Green tallied his second straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. With his one blocked shot Monday night he has 25 blocks for his playoff career, tying former Warriors player Joe Barry Carrol for seventh on the franchise’s all-time playoff blocks list.

Both teams will have some time to rest before Game 3, Thursday and Game 4, Saturday in New Orleans.

NOTE: The Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League won Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals match-up against the Austin Spurs 97-83.

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