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NBA playoffs: Stephen Curry leads Warriors in opener
NBA playoffs: Stephen Curry leads Warriors in opener

Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans, 106-99, in their playoff opener Saturday at Oakland. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut dominated down low as the Warriors looked every bit like the NBA's top seed — at least for three quarters. . The Warriors led by 15 after the first quarter, 18 at the half and 25 late in the third. The Pelicans pulled within four in the final minute behind Anthony Davis, who scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, to make the contest seem closer than it was. Game 2 is Monday night in Oakland, where...

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