Warriors to face Pelicans in first round Saturday

The Golden State Warriors will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans in a best-of-seven series for the first round of the NBA playoffs.

New Orleans earned the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot Wednesday with a 108-103 victory over the Spurs, who moved into the West’s sixth seed after the final day of regular season games Wednesday.

The Warriors as No. 1 overall seed will hold home court advantage throughout their playoff run beginning Saturday at 12:30 PDT at Oracle Arena.

If the Warriors win the series against New Orleans, they will play the winner of the Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchup in the second round.

Warriors first round schedule

Game 1 Sat., April 18, New Orleans at Golden State, 12:30 p.m., ABC

Game 2 Mon., April 20, New Orleans at Golden State, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Game 3 Thu.,  April 23, Golden State at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m., TNT

Game 4 Sat.,  April 25, Golden State at New Orleans, 7:00 p.m.,ESPN

Game 5Tue.,  April 28, New Orleans at Golden State, TBD, TBD

Game 6Fri.,  May 1, Golden State at New Orleans, TBD, TBD

Game 7Sun.,  May 3, New Orleans at Golden State, TBD, TBD

* If necessary

Playoff Picture

West

(1) Warriors vs. (8) Pelicans

(2) Houston vs. (7) Dallas

(3) L.A. Clippers vs. (6) San Antonio

(4) Portland vs. (5) Memphis

East

(1) Atlanta vs. (8) Brooklyn

(2) Cleveland vs (7) Boston

(3) Chicago vs. (6) Milwaukee

(4) Toronto vs. (5) Washington


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