GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (67-15) Vs NEW ORLEANS PELICANS (45-37)
The Warriors were the best team during the regular season with an average point differential of 10.1. Their 67 wins are a franchise and are also tied for the sixth most all-time. On the other hand, the Pelicans squeaked into the playoffs on the last day of the regular season by beating the San Antonio Spurs. Golden State has the deepest roster in the league, spearheaded by MVP candidate Stephen Curry and fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson. New Orleans will counter with budding superstar Anthony Davis and a bunch of players who will want to prove themselves on the big stage.
Underrated players to watch out for: Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston and Norris Cole.
Prediction: Warriors in 5.