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NBA playoffs: Warriors recover from early struggles to beat Pelicans

NBA playoffs: Warriors recover from early struggles to beat Pelicans

Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry had 22 points and six assists and the Golden State Warriors regrouped from an early deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 97-87, Monday night in Oakland and take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. The top-seeded Warriors fell behind by 13 points in the first quarter after a strong start by Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon quieted an announced sellout crowd of 19,596, most of them wearing golden yellow shirts. But a big burst before halftime pushed the Warriors ahead, and they did just enough in the closing moments to put away the pesky Pelicans. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday night in New Orleans. Davis finished with...

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