When I say tough loss, I mean a very tough loss. The only good thing to come from that game for the Warriors was that they were able to somewhat contain the Spurs, but they also have the potential to win a road game, which is most important. Thinking about it, it was exactly like game one of the Nuggets series, when Andre Miller, like Manu Ginobli, scored a game winner.
Two nights ago, however, whether it was Klay Thompson fouling out, or Tim Duncan leaving with injury, the Spurs put together an incredible 18-2 run to comeback against the Warriors in an improbable fashion. Some are calling it the best comeback in NBA Playoff history, and I agree that it’s up there.
The Warriors went through a heart-breaker, but it was only game one and there’s always some way to beat another team. Sometimes in the NBA, skill doesn’t matter, and the Warriors, who are the highest seed remaining, could take down the Spurs, but it’s going to take a lot of work. Starting with a win tonight would be huge for them.
Matchup to Watch: Klay Thompson vs Tony Parker
Players to Watch: Stephen Curry, Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Tim Duncan
Leading Scorer: Stephen Curry
Winner: Warriors able to consolidate, provided no injuries or foul-outs
1. Stephen Curry
2. Klay Thompson
3. Harrison Barnes
4. Festus Ezeli/Draymond Green
5. Andrew Bogut
1. Tony Parker
2. Danny Green
3. Kawhi Leonard
4. Tim Duncan
5. Aron Bayness