"It's interesting you would ask that", Popovich said before the Spurs playoff game against the Golden State Warriors.
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The Warriors big five of Steph, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala is completely unstoppable and have proved that throughout the playoffs. "And that's what makes them more risky". "The way they are playing, we are playing, it can be even higher".
I assume they mean a single game or two.
"We're just going to go out there, compete and try to play our best series".
"Anything can happen in a playoff series", Ginobili said. In the three seasons since Steve Kerr took over as coach, the Warriors are 5-5 against the Spurs.
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has re-injured his tender left ankle and won't return to Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. They finished the regular season with the league's best record of 67-15 and are looking for their second National Basketball Association title in three years, winning the trophy in 2015 but losing in the finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. The Warriors won the league title in 2015, a year after the Spurs won their last championship, and lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a Finals rematch last year. Fortunately for Golden State, they had their head coach in the building for the first time since the first round of the postseason. Golden State is at its best when it plays at a fast pace, while San Antonio thrives with a slower, deliberate offense.
The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Conference Finals games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. "It's a totally different animal".