After narrowly beating out the Thunder for the eighth and Final playoff spot out West, the Pelicans must take on the #1 seeded Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, an almost impossible task. However, if everything swings in their favor, New Orleans might be able to make life hard on Golden State. It goes without saying that this all starts with superstar PF/C Anthony Davis, who will be playing in his first career playoff game. He must be absolutely unstoppable in this series for the Pelicans to even win a single game, both on the offensive end as well as shutting down the rim on defense and also in the rebounding department. C Omer Asik will not be able to provide much offense, but must take a considerable burden off of Davis' shoulders in terms of rim protection and rebounding. The guard trio of PG Jrue Holiday, SG Eric Gordon, and SF/SG Tyreke Evans, as well as PF Ryan Anderson, must take on a large portion of the scoring, too. We all know that these guys can put the ball in the basket, but doing it efficiently, something that they have struggled with all season, could be the determining factor. In addition, a sub-par bench must be able to at least keep things competitive against the Warriors' second unit, which is perhaps the best in basketball. Nobody will be stopping, or even containing for that matter, the superstar backcourt duo of PG/SG Stephen Curry and SG/SF Klay Thompson that Golden State boasts, but if all else goes according to plan, don't be surprised to see New Orleans win two -- maybe even three -- games against the hottest team in the league.