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1hMarc Stein

Pelicans' Evans returns, Holiday out for Game 2

The New Orleans Pelicans have cleared Tyreke Evans to play in Monday night's Game 2 here against the Golden State Warriors but have 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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2hMike Mazzeo

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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5hChris Forsberg

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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Butler leads Bulls to Game 2 win (2:08)

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Clippers starters dominate (3:56)

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Curry barely misses from tunnel (0:12)

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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

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

Draymond Green does it all

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

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

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.

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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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Dante Cunningham guarding Festus Ezeli, saving AD from foul trouble/fatigue, I guess. AD stuck out on the perimeter.

Bulls guards catch fire in second half
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The first half of Game 2 was an offensive struggle for both sides. That remained true for the Bucks after the break, but not so much Chicago's fiery backcourt.

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Davis and Gordon not enough in third

Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis have 32 combined points for the Pelicans, but the rest of their New Orleans teammates have totaled just 28 points. But the Pelicans are hanging tough and trail the Warriors by just a few buckets. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Was sad because Anthony Davis took away the Steph Curry pull-up 3. Then Curry decided to simply go by him for a layup. Unfair.

Postseason brings out Rose's best
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Bulls guard Derrick Rose expressed his love for the playoffs after a Game 2 win over the Bucks. And did Rose's confidence in his health grow after playing 38 minutes? "38 minutes? I didn't even notice, so that's a good sign."

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