Warriors two games up on Pelicans

Warriors remain undefeated in 121-116 win
Team goes up 2-0 in Western Conference Semi-Finals

By Felicia D. Purcell
Martinez News-Gazette

After missing five weeks due to a knee injury Steph Curry made his debut for the first time during the 2018 playoffs and the Warriors fans gave him an applause worthy for the two-time All-Star.

Curry hit his first basket 11 seconds after coming off the bench. He finished the game second in scoring to Kevin Durant (29pts) with 28 points.

“Well we knew we waited to play him 25 minutes or so, not so much based on his knee but his conditioning,” said head coach Steve Kerr.

Curry shared his feelings afterwards; “It felt great. Real eager as of late and, you know, do what I love to do. To get back out there on the floor, play some playoffs basketball and get a big win tonight.”

With Tuesdays win Golden State holds a 6-1 overall record during the current postseason and 14 consecutive home playoffs, a franchise best streak and one home win shy of tying the NBA record of 15 set by Chicago from 4/27/90 –5/21/91.

The Warriors travel to New Orleans for Game 3 on Friday.

NOTES: Kevin Durant hosted members of Oakland Elizabeth and Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco at Game 2. Members of Oakland Elizabeth House got to sit courtside pregame and watch players during pregame warm-ups. It is an organization comprised of single mothers and their children who live in the home and resident Courtney Welch stated that it was a great opportunity for the working mothers to bring their children to a game they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Durant is a finalist for the season long NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented by Kaiser Permanente for his philanthropic work. He has committed $13,135,000 during his career.

Voting takes place now until May 6th and you can vote three ways:
Tweet using: #NBACommunityAssist #KevinDurant. Retweets are counted as votes.
Instagram: Post a photo using #NBACommunityAssist, including #KevinDurant in the photo description.


Photos by Gerome Wright

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