New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors 5/8/18, Prediction & Odds

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis during playoff game 4 between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on Sunday

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis during playoff game 4 between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on Sunday

But facing a 3-1 deficit, they'll have to win Game 5 in order to do so.

The New Orleans Pelicans had moved within one victory of tying the series, and Green realized that the team had to play better.

The Golden State Warriors overpowered the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday, finishing with a 118-92 Game 4 victory. It's good to know that teammates got your back.

Every other Warriors lineup used over the other 30 minutes played the Pelicans even, 66-66.

Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday believes Kevin Durant was the difference-maker in the game, as he's nearly unstoppable on the offensive ends of the floor. The Warriors responded to their 19-point loss in Game 3 with a resounding effort that produced a wire-to-wire win with leads as large as 26 points. Not only was he aggressive, but also efficient, shooting 15-27 from the field.

Winning was important for the Warriors, but more vital to their long-term outlook in these playoffs is how they won Game 4.

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Golden State averages 19.0 fast break points per game, which ranks first in the league.

Anthony Davis had 26 points and 12 rebounds and was a flawless 10 for 10 from the free-throw line. "(Durant) wouldn't leave Jrue (Holiday's) body. Rajon Rondo finished with 11 rebounds but had only 6 assists after racking up 21 in Game 3. I thought it was a good time to exhale, relax and get yourself ready, because obviously we have a monumental task ahead of us to win on Golden State's court. And - let's be honest - Green and all of his incredible kinetic energy on the defensive end, and the Warriors' combustible offensive trio will likely get the bulk of the attention for its success.

Steve Kerr is a fan of the "Hamptons 5" nickname for one of his Golden State Warriors lineups. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

Durant had 38 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead the way on Sunday. The Warriors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 Tuesday games and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest. The Warriors gave JaVale McGee the starting nod in the series against San Antonio but switched things up in this series. He was a lead assistant coach for Golden State's 2015 championship team before taking the top job in New Orleans. The Warriors likely win this one but the Pelicans hang close enough to cover the line. And if they happen to come back to California for Game 7, they'll address it then.

Mitchell started finding lanes to the basket late and got the Jazz within 85-80 after he fueled a 10-2 run.

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