The Warriors struggled to overcome the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals and lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals after a 73-9 regular season. Many will be for less than he is looking for, but Cousins is going to have plenty of interest.
Anthony Davis is king of the Bayou and arguably the most dominant force in the game. The Pelicans, however, posted a dominant point differential of 18 points per game in that five-game stretch.
I keep returning to this, but one reason for this overreaction is just how efficiently New Orleans torched Portland's playoff aspirations.
The most recent matchup between the two teams was April 7, when New Orleans beat Golden State 126-120 at Oracle Arena. Having up to four home games in the series is, indeed, an "advantage", as demonstrated by the fact that 26 of the 30 National Basketball Association teams posted superior home records, (the Pelicans, curiously, ended up with an even home-away record).
More than anything else, Holiday's performances have shown that he's more than willing to step up to the plate when his team needs him big moments. Nick Young, David West, and Quinn Cook have all performed well this season. His mediocre play comes off the heals of one of Portland's best seasons in years. That was a surprisingly close series for a four-game sweep - Golden State won the games by an average of 8.0 points per game and included that classic overtime game in Game 3. He shot 57 percent from the field and averaged seven assists.
Of course, the Warriors do have Durant now. Both were also the team leaders in block percentage, with Mirotic accounting for 5.5 percent of all blocks that occurred with him in play, and Davis blocking 5.8 percent of all shots with him on the court.
The Pelicans could be one of the surprise packages in this year's playoffs after a convincing sweep of the Trail Blazers in the first round, so either the Warriors or the Spurs are going to have a tough time playing against them in the second round. "From player personnel to the front office, whatever it may be, we're trying to let everybody know that New Orleans is a place where we're trying to win - and he's the key piece you need".
The Pelicans signed Rajon Rondo last summer to add some grit and playoff toughness to a roster, but it's been Holiday that's provided that emotion so far in the postseason. However, with Cousins out, Davis needed offensive help. Nurkic was excellent after the All-Star break, averaging 15.0 points on 56.3 percent shooting, with 10.6 rebounds.
It's time to clean out the medicine cabinet and dispose of any unwanted drugs so they can't fall into the wrong hands. Participants may dispose of the drugs from their container and keep them or turn them over with the labels.
Thus, the U.S. authorities make it clear that sanctions can be mitigated if Deripaska sells his assets and abandons the company. Rusal's customers scrambled to find other suppliers while stockpiles of the metal from its abandoned orders piled up.
The currency is up 1.5 percent against the dollar this year and just 0.3 percent higher on a trade-weighted basis. Nonetheless, the euro's recent strength has had a relatively limited impact in recent weeks.
Kurt Suzuki had three hits and drove in three runs, including a two-run homer off Harvey in the first inning. Ricco stated the team would narrow on the two to help Harvey reconstruct his nurturing and optimism.
Activists, local rescuers and rebels in Syria claim the Syrian forces used chlorine gas in the attack on April 7 against Douma . Sergei Rudskoi said Moscow will supply Syria with "new missile defense systems soon".
Wenger confirmed last week that he was leaving at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of the Premier League giants. The competition is Wenger's final chance to lay his hands on European silverware.
Facebook said in its first quarter earnings report on Wednesday that cash and equivalents rose to $44 billion in the period. Facebook stock gained more than 4 per cent in after-hours trading and was up 7 per cent following its conference call .
This measure has been pulled out while considering the upgradations in the privacy policies across the European region. More importantly, it will ban the usage of children's online data or profiles for marketing or advertising purposes.
The pre-wedding parties, that included a mehendi feature, a haldi ceremony and a sangeet ended up stored in Alibaug on Saturday. We can't wait to see them married", model turned actress Dipannita Sharma, who is now attending the wedding told Bombay Times.
Rick Zamperin: Maple Leafs fall apart in Game 7, season is over
The Capitals and Penguins await the start of the second round, when they will play each other for the third straight postseason. But the Bruins scored four times in the third, the first time this season Toronto allowed that many goals in the third period.
BMW iX3 Concept With 400km Range Shown At Beijing Motor Show
The iX3 is expected to arrive in 2020 and is a direct rival for the Jaguar I-Pace and upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi e-tron. But the concept is wearing an all-new kidney grille akin to the one seen on the i Vision Dynamics Concept from past year .
Palestinian lecturer's body 'to return to Gaza from Malaysia'
Hamas has previously accused the Mossad of assassinating another one of its drone experts - Mohamed Zouari - in Tunisia in 2016. Two armed Palestinians who crossed the border from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday were apprehended by IDF soldiers, the army said.
Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria
Seven members of Iran's elite Quds Force were killed in the strike, including the commander of its drone unit in Syria. Iranian-Israeli relations have always been highly tense, as Tehran doesn't recognize Israel's right to exist.