Pelicans coach says Warriors’ arena noise might be too loud

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams walks onto the court during a timeout during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Golden State Warriors Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 106-99. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA’s loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might be too loud.

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Pelicans’ Tyreke Evans questionable for Game 2 vs. Warriors

New Orleans Pelicans' Tyreke Evans (1) and Alexis Ajinca shoot during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif., Friday, April 17, 2015. The Pelicans play the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans says an MRI on his left knee showed a deep bone bruise and he is questionable for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.

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Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) shoots past New Orleans Pelicans' Tyreke Evans, left, Quincy Pondexter (20) and Anthony Davis (23) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday.

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Warriors, Pelicans enter series with different expectations

In this Friday, April 3, 2015 file photo, Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams, left, tries to stop the drive of New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Anthony Davis, who led Kentucky to a national title in 2012, had not just the talent, but also the intangibles to lift a sinking NBA franchise back to playoff contention. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference’s final playoff spot.

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