GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ON THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
Friday, November 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Ever since Golden State began its NBA championship streak in the middle of the last decade and Steph Curry became a household name in sports, tickets to Warriors games have been among the most coveted at the Smoothie King Center. . Young fans in particular love Curry, while a growing number of blue and gold jerseys have been a part of crowds in the NBA for several years. Behind Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Golden State is always a tough opponent, winning four league titles and six Western Conference crowns in the last eight seasons.
Where does it fall on New Orleans time?
During what is arguably the most difficult part of the Pelicans’ entire 82-game schedule, New Orleans essentially makes a pit stop in Louisiana to host Golden State, between separate three-game trips. The Pelicans are in Phoenix, the Clippers and the Lakers in the week before this Nov. 4 meeting with Golden State, then will travel to Atlanta, Indiana and Chicago for games Nov. 5-9.
What’s new in Golden State?
It can be nearly impossible to keep the same championship-winning roster for long, given the NBA’s luxury tax rules, which meant the Warriors had to say goodbye to some key cogs in the rotation that beat Boston in the NBA. Finals. Most prominent among that group are sometime starter Otto Porter Jr. (signed with Toronto), prized defender Gary Payton III (Portland) and sharpshooter Nemanja Bjelica (signed overseas in Turkey). The Warriors added role players Donte DiVincenzo and JaMychal Green in the offseason.
Other 2022-23 games between these teams
Monday, November 21, Golden State at New Orleans (NBA TV)
Friday March 3, New Orleans at Golden State
Tuesday, March 28, New Orleans at Golden State (TNT)
New Orleans record vs. golden state last season
1-2 (1-1 at New Orleans, 0-1 at Golden State)
The Pelicans’ only win over the Warriors came in January, when the hosts capitalized on an understaffed Golden State rotation playing without Curry, Thompson or Green. Brandon Ingram played one of his best games of the regular season, adding 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
This would be a huge upset on the court, but on Twitter, Minnesota eliminated Golden State in the quarterfinal round of the Pelicans.com tournament. Perhaps due in part to the perception that the Timberwolves are more potential rivals in the standings than the Warriors in 2022-23, but New Orleans fans chose the T-Wolves (60 percent) in a matchup against the established Dubs. .