We're Finally Getting A Spurs-Warriors Playoff Series, And It's Awesome

Game 6 featured a quiet performance from Isaiah Thomas and a not-so-quiet performance from Avery Bradley.

Prior to Game 6 against Houston, the medical team of San Antonio put Leonard in a "questionable" status.

It will be the San Antonio Spurs taking on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's Western Conference finals.

Green has been superb on both ends of the floor in these playoffs so far.

It's been almost 12 hours and the basketball world is still looking for alleged MVP-contender, James Harden.

The Leonard-less Spurs handed the Rockets a humiliating end to their surprise season on Thursday night at the Toyota Center, closing out the series with a 114-75 win that pits them against the vaunted Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals that will start on Sunday (Monday NZT).

Though Harden posted a tally of 28.5 points, 8.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds during 11 postseason games, he wasn't almost as efficient, making only 27 percent of his three-point shots. Trevor Ariza paced Houston with 20 points, and Clint Capela had 15 points and 12 boards.

One game after his game-saving block on James Harden, with Harden himself having a disastrous finish (10 points on two of 11 shooting, seven assists, three rebounds, and six turnovers), the Spurs turned to their younger crew.

Season series: Spurs won, 2-1. But the five-time NBA Champions had other ideas.

His trey trimmed the Spurs' lead to 18 points.

With this highly-anticipated game just around the corner, experts are starting to give their picks.

San Antonio will have to try to keep pace from the tip.

A source reportedly told ESPN that Leonard is most likely going to make it to their next big game. LaMarcus Aldridge finally looked alive, scoring 34 points to go along with 12 rebounds.

But that had been anticipated even before Leonard - who had suffered a sprained left ankle in Game 5 Tuesday, sitting out the series clincher two days later - participated fully in practice at the team's facility Saturday.

This pretty much sums up the night in Houston. "We've got to prepare as fast as we can". The Rockets shot just 28.6 percent from field goal range and turned the ball over 13 times. Standing in their way is a playoff-tested San Antonio team, albeit one that is without injured point guard Tony Parker and now has a banged-up Kawhi Leonard.

Leonard is averaging 27.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in the playoffs, and is also the Spurs' top defender. Harden, who finished second in scoring during the season at 29.1 points per game, did not attempt a shot until the 6:19 mark of the second quarter. The Dubs have also had the luxury of enjoying a week rest in advance of their showdown against the Spurs. The Rockets had been 3-0 against San Antonio in postseason series, winning in the first round in 1980, the conference semifinals in 1981, and the conference finals in 1995.

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