The New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors combined for exactly 205 points in the Warriors’ 106-99 win in Game 1 and expect an up-tick in the scoring for Game 2. Many of the young Pelicans were getting their first playoff experience and they did not shoot well for the first three quarters before a 33-point fourth quarter cut an 18-point deficit to seven, although New Orleans still shot just 42.2 percent overall. The Warriors put up their 106 points on 45.7 percent shooting, which they also can improve on after leading the NBA in scoring (110.0 points per game), field goal percentage (47.8 percent) and three-point shooting (39.8 percent) during the regular season. And it is not as if the New Orleans defense is impenetrable, as the Pelicans finished 23rd in field goal percentage allowed at 45.6 percent. The ‘over’ is 9-2-1 in the Warriors’ last 12 home games.
Pick: ‘over’ 205