Warriors Confident Ahead Of Playoffs Despite Depleted Squad

Warriors to face Spurs in first round of 2018 playoffs

Warriors to face Spurs in first round of 2018 playoffs

Pacers fans, avert your eyes. The University of Nevada product had a streak of nine straight starts and made 13 starts in a 21-game span from February 22 through April 5.

Spurs guard Danny Green, shooting a three-pointer over Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals a year ago, has developed into one of the top shot-blocking guards in the National Basketball Association.

Still, the hottest team in the league won't have to play Cleveland until the conference final.

Greig Springer scored 15 points for Warrens, who improved to a 4-5 record, while Dario Cumberbatch added 11 points. However, Patty Mills plays up top with Murray and may actually be tasked with guarding Cook so that Murray, the superior defender, can try and contain Klay Thompson as he runs through, under, and around screens all night. As we know, the Warriors will be without Stephen Curry for at least the first round.

Two years ago it was a first-round matchup with the Houston Rockets, who they dispatched in five games, this season it'll be the San Antonio Spurs.

Some of that is what Kerr gained from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: "You take whatever is in front of you and you embrace it". We'll just have to wait and see what happens once the season is over and free agency begins. And Kerr said he and Spurs staffer and son, Nick, are cutting off communication for a couple of weeks.

You have to feel for Omri Casspi and DeMarcus Cousins.

The NBA regular season wrapped on Wednesday night after almost seven months of play. Casspi has played in 552 games, Cousins 535. "Every year is a new year and we're locked in". They looked more and more like their vintage self. However, the circumstances of their playoff series could not be more different.

A record 62 global players, from a record 33 countries, are headed to the postseason.

San Antonio enters the playoffs with a limp having lost 5 of their last 9.

Earlier, Manuel Alleng had 21 points to lead Pan American International Warrens to a season sweep of St John's Sonics via an 80-72 victory. Canada and Spain both have four.

"The last three years. we knew when the play-offs started, things we wanted to do, things we worked on all season, we knew we were capable of doing", he said. "And I'm well aware of what a long, hard season it's been", he said.

From the opening tip Saturday Golden State played with energy on defense, moved the ball on offense, and exploited their considerable athleticism advantage over San Antonio.

Portland and Philadelphia have already won a little extra money.

"You're excited to start the playoffs", Draymond Green said.

Playoff teams split payouts from the pool, often toward bonuses for players and staff. Behind his hot shooting, the Spurs overcame a 15-point third quarter deficit.

Now the regular season has ended, the Spurs own the 7-seed with a 47-35 record and booked themselves a first round series against the Golden State Warriors.

The Spurs are 0-7 ATS in their last seven road games.

The big question coming into this round one match-up is whether or not the Warriors can dispense with the malaise that has affected so much of their season and become the dominant force we've been used to?

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