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May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (left) dives after the loose ball against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

Warriors Look to Gain Edge Against Spurs in Pivotal Game 5: Game Preview

Tonight, the Warriors take on the Spurs yet again in what has been a battle of the coaches, and one-upping each other every game. So far, no team has gone on a two game winning streak in this series. Streaks usually aren’t talked about in the playoffs, but this means that there’s really no two game deficit to come back from. Some say that tonight is going to be the game. If the Warriors win, they can take the series, but if they don’t they likely lose to the Spurs.

If that’s the case, the Warriors sure are in a good position because they have confidence, a great coaching staff, and the hype to win in San Antonio, where they’ve played better basketball than at home. It may seem odd, but the road Warriors are truly coming through. As for Stephen Curry’s ankle injury, he says that it is feeling much better than it did a couple days ago. Fortunately for the Warriors, they’re going to have to use all his shooting ability along with the true road Warrior Klay Thompson.

It’s not going to be an easy task at all for the Warriors. Just because they broke their lengthy 30 game losing streak in San Antonio in Game 2 doesn’t mean that they can easily win there again. Chances are, in fact, that they won’t.

Still, it’s going to be a close game, and all the NBA polls have this one at a 50/50 for both teams. It’s going to be yet another interesting one.

Game Predictions:

Matchup to Watch: Klay Thompson vs Danny Green

Players to Watch: Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

Leading Scorer: Klay Thompson

Winner: Spurs down the stretch

Probable Lineups:

Warriors:

1. Stephen Curry

2. Klay Thompson

3. Harrison Barnes

4. Carl Landry

5. Andrew Bogut

Spurs:

1. Tony Parker

2. Danny Green

3. Kawhi Leonard

4. Tim Duncan

5. Tiago Splitter.

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