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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade (9) goes up for a shot against New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian Clark (2) during the first half on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Smoothie King Center.

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The New Orleans Pelicans complete a two-game, two-day road trip at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Here are three things to know:

1. APRIL 24, 2012
 
That day, more than 2,000 days ago, was the last time the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. New Orleans has lost 18 of its past 19 meetings against the Warriors, including eight in a row.
 
2. 15 FOR ALL
 
In Golden State's 128-120 win on Oct. 20 at the Smoothie King Center, both the Pelicans and the Warriors held a 15-point lead at one point during their first meeting of the season. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 70 points (35 each) and 29 rebounds.

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3. CLARK, THE CHAMPION
 
Former Warriors reserve point guard Ian Clark, now a Pelican, will receive his NBA Championship (2016-17) ring on Saturday at Oracle Arena. Clark was largely used as a backup for the Warriors from 2015-17, and averaged 6.8 points per game last season off the bench.

This article originally ran on theadvocate.com.