New Orleans' top player receiving scant support

New Orleans' top player receiving scant support

Kevin Durant’s had little trouble getting acclimated to his new digs in SoCal. The uncharacteristic struggles of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, though, have yielded a mixed-bag start for Golden State.

Tonight, Steve Kerr’s squad tries to steady itself vs. New Orleans. Online sports book Bovada.lv gives the host Warriors odds of -4500 to improve to 5-2. The Pelicans, on the other hand, enter Oracle Arena as +1500 underdogs.

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In Friday’s 117-97 loss to the Lakers, Curry failed to nail a trey for the first time in 158 games. His backcourt partner, Thompson, totaled only 10 points on 4-of-18 shooting. Durant, however, continues to plunge the dagger into the hearts of his old supporters in Oklahoma City. The perennial All-Star ranks among the league’s leading scorers while also hauling down 8.0 rebounds per contest.

For New Orleans (0-5), Anthony Davis performs the same kind of yeoman’s work. Yet the 6-foot-11 power forward’s supporting cast looks weaker than ever. Alvin Gentry’s group couldn’t even edge hapless Phoenix over the weekend, falling 112-111 at Smoothie King Center.

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Golden State has captured 14 of the past 15 meetings in this series. Clearly, we wouldn’t anticipate a strikingly different result here. Expect Curry and Thompson to regain their strokes against a club that simply can’t defend the perimeter on a consistent basis.

 

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