The Warriors drafted Jordan Poole in the first round June believing he had the goods to become their next great deep shooter.
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His work in the preseason did little to argue against that. Coming off the bench for the second consecutive game, Poole was scoreless over 23 minutes, with 0-of-7 shooting from the field, including 0-of-3 from beyond the arc. If ever there was a game when his scoring touch was desperately needed — and surely would have made a difference — this was it. The Warriors got some bad news when D'Angelo Russell's MRI confirmed a sprained right thumb that will keep him out of the lineup for at least two weeks, but their coach actually was a bit relieved.
If this had been something more severe, we would have been in some real trouble.
So, we'll deal with it and I'm glad it's not worse. We look forward to getting him back, but in the meantime, we've got four games on the road. We've got to figure out a way to hold down the fort. Golden State will play the first of those four consecutive road games Sunday in New Orleans against the short-handed Pelicans, and Kerr has a plan for how the Warriors will fill the point guard spot in Russell's absence. So our wings are going to have to handle the ball quite a bit, and Draymond is really good in a facilitating role anyway, so Draymond will handle the ball quite a bit.
This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. Redick scored 26 points, hitting his sixth 3-pointer of the game from the left corner with left, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Warriors on Sunday night.
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Eric Paschall scored 30 points for injury-depleted Golden State, which has lost seven straight. You have to get stops defensively so you can run.
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Nickeil Alexander-Walker hit five 3s and finished with 19 points for New Orleans, while Melli was 5 of 7 from deep and scored Melli even hit a 3 as he was fouled for a four-point possession, and New Orleans combined for 18 3s in all on 46 attempts. Warriors: Chriss had 10 points. Pelicans: Coach Alvin Gentry went with his 10th different starting lineup of the season — and seventh in the last seven games. Hayes, drafted eighth overall last summer, responded to his first start with a soaring block from behind on Robinson to thwart a fast break in the first quarter, drawing a raucous ovation from the crowd.
Alexander-Walker, drafted 17th overall last summer, has made 11 3-pointers in the span of two games, having made six in a career-high, point effort in Miami on Saturday. It gives you confidence, obviously, and helps with your rhythm. Also held out were center Derrick Favors back spasms , forward Brandon Ingram right knee soreness , center Jahlil Okafor left ankle and guard Frank Jackson neck bruise. Listen Live Sports. Agency in Focus.
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