Long road for Warriors-Cavs Finals Round 4

Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls NBA 17012018

Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls NBA 17012018

The Spurs entered the season with hopes of dethroning the Warriors as Western Conference champions. If he was healthy, this is probably a 55-60 win team sitting much higher in the Western Conference playoffs. These were, somewhat clearly, the two best teams in the conference and arguably the entire league.

Home-court "advantage" really didn't exist in the 2017 playoffs. However, Curry is happy with the progress he's seen in his injury since suffering it. Judging by that analysis, taking San Antonio to cover the spread seems like the safest route in this one. Aldridge has anchored the Spurs offense all season and at 37-years-old, Gasol can still do damage. "We've all been waiting for this moment for weeks, and the last month of the season hasn't been our best, but now our record is 0-0, and we get a chance to redeem ourselves".

Considering the lack of focus his team has played with lately, Kerr said he's especially glad his team is facing the disciplined Spurs in the first round and that he expects his team's focus will be "great". He's been having a good season this year-21 points per game on over 50% shooting-but, if the Warriors defense is clicking and the switch is flipped, then a similar result can be expected in this series: an overworked Lamarcus who, forced to shoot more jumpers after being bullied inside, misses open opportunities. They remain the bettors' choice even as the second seed in the West. Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green all also felled by multi-game and/or multi-week ailments in March, while others like Patrick McCaw and Andre Iguodala have yet to play in April thanks to injuries of their own.

The way the Warriors move the ball around, look to willingly pass the ball and find the easiest possible shot makes them deadly on the offensive end. In 51 games this season, Curry averaged 26.4 points which was tied with Kevin Durant for most on the team, in addition to 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Spurs came out more physical and aggressive in the second half, but it didn't matter.

One of the most indelible images from that series was Cleveland's Kyrie Irving nailing a three-pointer over Curry in the dying minutes of Game 7.

Details on how to watch the Spurs vs. Warriors are below.

However, the Warriors still have enough firepower even without Curry to beat basically anyone in the league. They attempted 61.2 shots per game inside the 3-point line, including a lot of mid-range jumpers. Similarly to Curry, Durant was also extremely efficient from the floor. Of those, DeRozan ranks 215th in field goal percentage (40.3 per cent), and Lowry 225th (39.4 per cent).

As for my prediction, I have to side with the Warriors.

The San Antonio Spurs are the kind of team that could theoretically cause the Golden State Warriors some problems.

Golden State limped the finish as well, just 7-10 down the stretch to finish with only 58 wins, which is still excellent but off their average of 69 wins in the previous three seasons.

The San Antonio Spurs lost to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night, 122-98.

You can live stream the game on the ABC app. Personally, I follow every sport religiously and my life revolves around sports.

I'm not sold on Golden State until Curry returns from injury and who knows when he'll be ready.

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