May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) has his shot blocked by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

Warriors Look to Gain Series Lead vs. Spurs at Home: Game Preview


This playoff series has shaped out to be like the Warriors/Nuggets one, where the Dubs lost on a game winner in the first game, and then won the second one in a decisive manner. If this series is going to be the same, the Warriors are going to get a good victory tonight against the Spurs, who aren’t the same as the Nuggets. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the Spurs know how to make adjustments well, and the Warriors aren’t going to have as many open looks. This game should be interesting.

Tonight, the player that really needs to stand out for the Warriors is Harrison Barnes. Whether he’s playing offense or defense, he needs to do a good job of boxing out Kawhi Leonard as well as attacking him on the offensive end. Barnes isn’t having a terrible series, but of course, it would be nice to get 20 points from him tonight, as he is the X Factor.

Game Predictions:

Players to Watch: Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard

Matchup to Watch: Stephen Curry vs Tony Parker

Winner: Warriors pull it out

Probable Lineups:

Warriors:

1. Stephen Curry

2. Klay Thompson

3. Harrison Barnes

4. Draymond Green

5. Andrew Bogut

Spurs:

1. Tony Parker

2.Danny Green

3. Kawhi Leonard

4. Tim Duncan

5. Boris Diaw

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