Upon advancing past the Houston Rockets on Thursday evening, the San Antonio Spurs appear to already be looking ahead to the Western Conference Finals.
"Pray", said the acid-tongued San Antonio coach.
March 11 in San Antonio: The Warriors, arriving in the wee hours after playing the previous night in Minnesota, chose to rest his key players in San Antonio.
Season series: Spurs, 2-1. "It's going to be hard for Boston with just him and the fringe around him to get past that Cleveland team". The Spurs have elite perimeter defenders in Kawhi Leonard, Jonathon Simmons and Danny Green, but will they be able to slow down the Warriors' arsenal of superstars? "Very tough to go against them in any series, but I think a little bit different against the Golden State Warriors right now". "Everyone is focused in on what we're trying to achieve here".
Leonard had an MRI on Monday and will not play in Game 2, leaving the Spurs angry at what they considered a dirty play by Pachulia and frustrated by their predicament. "The Spurs are coming in with some momentum, with the way they shared the ball the last game". "I take responsibility for it". He started the postseason with 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocks and three steals against the Blazers, and is averaging 14.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.6 blocks and 2.1 steals, while shooting 51.2 percent from three.
Harden finished with just 10 points on two-of-11 shooting and had six turnovers before fouling out with 3:15 remaining.
While he still keeps in touch with Curry and others, Lee is downplaying any potential nostalgia from his time with Golden State. With Durant injured, Kerr sat Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and Green.
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With all their starters scoring in double figures, the Spurs shot better from the field, 53.1 percent against Houston's 28.6 percent.
Brown was on Popovich's staff from 2000-03 and also worked informally with the Spurs last season. The thing that makes these Warriors more risky than the last couple years is on the nights the threes are not falling, the nights that the Curry/Thompson backcourt isn't dominating, Durant can take over.
Popovich is known for his dry one-liners, but the injury-stricken Spurs may need divine intervention to topple the red-hot Warriors. From the video below, Troy West gave his thoughts regarding this series in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
Coach Gregg Popovich didn't provide many details about Leonard's injury on Thursday.
Patty Mills talks with guard Danny Green as Spurs ousted the Rockets from the National Basketball Association conference semi-finals. "No matter what it was, we just didn't have it tonight".
Game 5 was undoubtedly a close match as it required an overtime, and not having Leonard was a risk but it still ended in favor of San Antonio, 110-107.
"He looked better today", Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said.