On the latest episode of “Posting Up,” USA Today’s Sam Amick talks about Stephen Curry returning to the Golden State Warriors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

The New Orleans Pelicans couldn’t stop the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

How then, exactly, are the Pelicans going to stop the Warriors now that Stephen Curry — who wasn’t part of Golden State’s 21-point victory — is back?

That’s just one of several topics covered on the latest episode of “Posting Up,” The Washington Post’s NBA podcast, with USA Today’s Sam Amick.

Amick, along with host Tim Bontemps, bounced around the Western Conference playoffs to touch upon a few topics including:

— What to watch for in Curry’s return Tuesday night in Game 2 of Golden State’s second-round series

— Can the Utah Jazz make their series against the Houston Rockets competitive after being shellacked in Game 1?

— What’s next for Paul George as he approaches free agency after the Oklahoma City Thunder lost in the first round?

— The real start date of free agency (Hint: it’s not July 1)

— Will the Portland Trail Blazers keep Coach Terry Stotts and General Manager Neil Olshey, and what is their path forward?

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