Warriors taking on Spurs

Game 3 is huge.

Leonard is the only member of the Spurs that can create his own shot from the perimeter. I see no reason at this point to pretend that the ex-Trailblazer is anything that he's not. Dejounte Murray was in the 18th percentile during the regular season.

I would love to see the Spurs start an offense of possession with Aldridge on the opposite side of the paint from where he wants to post up, and have someone set a cross the screen for him so that he can have deeper post position when he receives the ball. San Antonio was never competitive without Leonard in Game 2, losing by 36 points and trailing by at least 20 points in the final 34 minutes.

"It's tough, but it's a long series", guard Patty Mills said. The Spurs have shown that they can not withstand an extended absence from Kawhi Leonard. "Guys were playing off him and getting easy looks".

Had Leonard played in Game 2, the outcome likely would have been the same.

Kevin Durant added 16 points for Golden State and Draymond Green had 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Golden State was so dominant that it had more assists (39) than the Spurs had made field goals (37). The more compelling truth is that the Warriors have pressed their post-Leonard advantage, outscoring the Spurs, 194-133, putting math to not only the matter of belief but the different in present talent levels as well. "Now the real challenge is going on the road and trying to get some wins".

After Cleveland decimated the Celtics in a Game 1 win that was far less of a contest than the final score might indicate, a Warriors-Cavs Finals seems nearly guaranteed, with Golden State being the favorites to win the championship according to oddsmakers at Sports Betting Dime. They will need their star, but he is not a guarantee to suit up in this game or in any subsequent games in the playoffs for that matter.

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If that's the case, it might not be until Finals that there is an opponent with the confidence to stand up to the Warriors.

The Eastern Conference Finals began last night (Wednesday) between the Cleveland Cavaliers, the defending National Basketball Association champs, the No. 2 seed, and the Boston Celtics, the No. 1 seed. "And this particular individual [Pachulia] has a history with that kind of action". Curry will be well-rested along with his other teammates, and that bodes well for them.

Game two was no contest for the Warriors.

That pace of domination by Golden State likely can not be maintained as the series heads to Texas, nor does it need to be.

But Golden State's style is defined largely by its use of defense and pace, which it lacked through much of Game 1.

With the Spurs, this is magnified even further after they lost Game 2 Tuesday night by the score of 136-100 in an absolutely humiliating effort. But he played eight seasons with the Spurs and won three rings under Popovich, so... We saw how the San Antonio's fate turned upside down in the third quarter, and a full matchup of that kind of unimaginative effort will quickly turn the second game into a blow-out.


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