Stephen Curry PG GS 23 hours ago
Curry scored 22 points (9-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with six assists, four rebounds and a steal in 37 minutes during Monday's Game 2 win over the Pelicans.
He also committed five turnovers. After carrying the offensive load in Game 1, Curry struggled a bit on Monday, but Klay Thompson picked up the slack. The Splash Brothers will look to lead the Warriors to their third straight win on Thursday in New Orleans.
Draymond Green SF GS 23 hours ago
Green (ankle) scored 14 points (4-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in 42 minutes during Monday's Game 2 win over the Pelicans.
That's back-to-back double-doubles to open the playoffs for the Warriors' not-so-secret weapon. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson get most of the headlines, but Green has been nearly as indispensable for Golden State this season.
Klay Thompson SG GS 23 hours ago
Thompson scored a team-high 26 points (11-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes during Monday's Game 2 win over the Pelicans.
After struggling a bit with his shot in Game 1, Thompson led the charge for the Warriors on Monday. He'll try to keep himself in rhythm in New Orleans on Thursday for Game 3.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 23 hours ago
Evans (knee) scored 16 points (4-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-12 FT) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and a block in 41 minutes during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.
It was a heroic effort from Evans, although not enough to give the Pelicans the victory. He'll get a couple of days to heal his bruised knee before the series shifts to New Orleans for Game 3.
Anthony Davis PF/C NO 23 hours ago
Davis scored 26 points (9-22 FG, 8-8 FT) with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 45 minutes during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.
He certainly hasn't wilted on the big stage, averaging over 30 points a game in his first two career playoffs games. Davis will look for his first career playoff win at home on Thursday.
Omer Asik C NO 1 day ago
Asik exited Monday's Game 2 against the Warriors to receive stitches on his neck but has returned to start the second half, sideline reporter Jennifer Hale reports.
The laceration on Asik's neck obviously won't be much of concern moving forward since he managed to get back on the court after a few minutes of time spent in the locker room. Barring an unforeseen issue with his stitches, he's expected to perform his normal role in the second half of Game 2.
Nikola Mirotic PF CHI 1 day ago
Mirotic is officially dealing with a left quadriceps strain and will be reevaluated Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Mirotic got into a second half skirmish with Zaza Pachulia that resulted in Mirotic coming away with a quad injury and an elbow to the head. The rookie still managed to play 22 minutes in Game 2 and should be considered day-to-day ahead of Game 3 on Thursday. The Bulls have the luxury of a 2-0 series lead and could probably afford to rest Mirotic in Game 3 if they wanted. Either way, his status should be updated Tuesday.
Khris Middleton F MIL 1 day ago
Middleton scored 22 points (8-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with six rebounds, one steal and one block in 38 minutes Monday in Game 2 against the Bulls.
Middleton led the way offensively Monday in a game that was mostly a defensive struggle. Look for the Bucks to continue to lean on Middelton offensively as the series continues.
Zaza Pachulia C MIL 1 day ago
Pachulia was ejected in the fourth quarter of Game 2 Monday against the Bulls after receiving his second technical foul. He finished with seven points (3-8 FG, 1-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.
This was a physical game and Pachulia often found himself in the heart of the fray. Expect him to be back in his normal starting role for Game 3 Thursday.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 1 day ago
Noah scored six points (3-9 FG) to go along with 19 rebounds, five assists and one block in 32 minutes Monday in Game 2 against the Bucks.
Noah was great on the glass and defensively in a big win Monday. He looked to be playing with a lot of energy and is no longer on any minutes restrictions.