While he still keeps in touch with Curry and others, Lee is downplaying any potential nostalgia from his time with Golden State. Standing in their way is a playoff-tested San Antonio team, albeit one that is without injured point guard Tony Parker and now has a banged-up Kawhi Leonard. Coach Gregg Popovich announced before the game that Leonard wouldn't play, adding that it wasn't Leonard's decision to sit. According to SportVU, the Spurs moved at an average of 3.94 miles per hour on defense in Game 6, 10 percent faster than they did in Game 5.
"Gamesmanship", Golden State's Curry said, "I love it". Kawhi Leonard is not at 100 percent because of a tender ankle. And they've got all those weapons on the Warriors.
Neither injury seemed to have a major impact on the team, except for the fact that it gave LaMarcus Aldridge a chance to emerge as a dominant scorer for the Spurs.
"I really just didn't have a rhythm at the beginning of the game".
Covering the spread is another matter.
Golden State all but wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the West with a 110-98 victory over the Spurs on March 29 at the AT&T Center. Jonathon Simmons, who was inserted into the starting line-up for the first time in the postseason, responded with 18 points on 8-12 shooting.
The Warriors failed to cover as 15½-point home favorites over the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their first-round series and also didn't cover as 13-point home chalk over the Jazz in Game 1 of their semifinal series. Golden State got Game 4. San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) talks with guard Danny Green after Green was called for a technical foul during the second half in Game 6 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Hous.
Before this series begins on Sunday afternoon from Oracle Arena, here are five big questions that needs to be evaluated. "But it wouldn't surprise me either way".
D'Antoni waved the white flag with 3:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, pulling Harden from the game with San Antonio leading by 37 points.
The 2017 NBA Playoffs continue as Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and the Warriors is just around the corner. Washington tied the series with a 92-91 victory Friday, and Game 7 will be Monday in Boston. "He said how great of a year I had, and how great of a year our organization had, and I just told him congratulations". "I think this one prepared us for the next one". After coughing up two potential wins in Boston, the Wizards now face elimination instead of advancing and it all falls on John Wall's supporting cast.