Spurs-Warriors Recap: Golden State Beats San Antonio But Lose Steph Curry


Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both prefer another title over regular season MVP

Golden State has other options like Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but Durant will be the player who controls Golden State’s offense.

Fortunately, the Warriors are the most talented team in the National Basketball Association.

Warriors fans have faced an unexpected problem in recent years.

Another reason for optimism: the Warriors’ injured players are making progress with their recovery.

Warriors guard Steve Kerr acknowledges he is concerned about health, but not to the point to concede the West’s top seed by resting guys.

It’s also not something where we’re going to say, ‘Steph is out, it’s over. “We still have a lot of talent”.

The Spurs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.2, down from 2.9 for the season. “We’re just playing games, we’re just trying to get wins”.

Meanwhile, Warriors rookie forward Jordan Bell will miss at the next two games in Portland (Friday) and Minnesota (Sunday) after spraining his right ankle on Tuesday against Brooklyn. While he did not shoot the 3-ball like Curry, he did become the group’s highest-scoring member (28.2 points per game in 2012-13) since Larry Bird (29.9 per game in 1987-88). This season, the Spurs have allowed the fewest points per game in the National Basketball Association and have used their stifling defense to win a ton of low scoring contests. That’s what happens when only one starter from those past matchups – LaMarcus Aldridge – remains a constant for the Spurs, while they continue to play with different rotations and lineups.

At the end of the night the collectively hot hands of the Trail Blazers were too much for the Warriors who lost 125-108 in Portland, a night after “emptying the clip” against the San Antonio Spurs.

The video shown above (and below) is from Warriors Report, a Facebook Live show!

Curry scored two points in two minutes against the Spurs. And the Spurs posted 56 points in the paint and 21 second-chance points.

Golden State is a 12-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 222 points.

As Towns has said before, however, beating the Warriors requires more than winning the battle in the post.

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