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#DubNation: Warriors Continue to Roll, 2-0

The Golden State Warrior’s top scorer, Stephen Curry, led the team in continuing the winning streak for a 136-100 win against the San Antonio Spurs in the resumption of the West’s race in the best of 7 series.

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Curry topped the box score with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to close the game for a 2-0 series lead. Kevin Durant contributed 16 points along with the rookie Patrick McCaw who scored 18 points with 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.

Meanwhile, the Spurs continued to struggle in the absence of Kawhi Leonard. The short-handed Spurs found a lone bright spot on Jonathon Simmons who scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half and from the bench, Davis Bertans added 13 points but it was not enough to chase the Warriors.

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Game 3 will start on Saturday in San Antonio.

As of now, Leonard is still recovering from the re-injured left ankle. If Leonard will not play in Game 3 of the series,  the Warriors will probably continue the streak.

 

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The Odds is in Warriors’ Favor, 1-0

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The Golden State Warriors pulled a great comeback on the second half to stun the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, 113-111.

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant joined forces to lead the Warriors straight to victory who scored 40 points and 34 points apiece.

The Warriors tallied a 1-0 edge in the best-of-seven series. The winner of the Western Conference will play against either the defending Champion Cleveland, Boston or Washington in the NBA Finals.

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Warriors snatch the lead

From Manu Ginobili’s steal, LaMarcus Aldridge pursued a driving dunk to close the first quarter with a 14 point lead, 30-16.

The Spurs’ leading scorers, Kawhi Leonard recorded 18 of his 26 points in the first half and Aldridge contributed 17 of his 28 in the first two quarters as the Spurs held a 62-42 half-time lead.

The Warriors tried to boost-up their morale but the Spurs showed consistency as Danny Green threw a 26-foot 3-pointer, leaving the Warriors with a 20 points deficit to end the second quarter.

Leonard left on the third quarter limping to the locker room due to a sprained left ankle.

Curry managed to score 19 points in the third quarter to trigger a comeback, firing 5 3-pointers, but the Warriors still lag behind, 90-81 entering the last quarter.

Finally, the Warriors took the lead as Durant unleashed a 2-point shot with 4:09 minutes left on the game, 100-101. The lead continued as the time expired for the last quarter, 113-111.

Leonard’s injury: Advantage on Warriors

Jonathon Simmons entered the game for Leonard in the first 7:52 of the third quarter. Notably, Leonard also missed Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets because of a sprained left ankle.

Leonard’s absence in the second half flashed a 18-0 run, a slow but sure comeback for the Warriors as Curry and the team found their rhythm to outsmart the Spurs.

What do you think happened if Leonard doesn’t have injury and played the whole game? Will the result be the same?

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WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PREVIEW: Who will rule Game 1? Is it the Warriors or the Spurs?

The Golden State Warriors is set to face the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, May 14 for this year’s Western Conference Finals.

Much have been expected for the Warriors in the playoffs as they enter in the West’s Finals with a remarkable 8-0 record. They ended the First round of the conference with a 4-0 win against the Portland Trail Blazers with 25 pts as the largest lead on their Game 4 match-up last April 24.

The Warriors also dominated the Conference Semifinal against the Utah Jazz, 4-0. Draymond Green completed the 8-0 sweep with 17 pts, 10 rebounds, 11 assist in Game 4.

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On one hand, the Spurs appeared to have a good play against the Memphis Grizzlies ending the first round with a 4-2 standing. The 2014 NBA Final Most Valuable Player, Kawhi Leonard headed the team with the highest points all through-out the first round.  Leonard scored 43 pts in Game 4 with 8 rebounds, 3 assist and 6 steal.

The Houston Rockets stormed the Spurs with a 27-point lead, 126-99 as Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, James Harden added 20 points and 14 rebounds last Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals. But the Spurs stood up and crumpled the Rockets in Game 2 and Game 3 respectively, 121-96 & 103-92.  Leonard and Aldridge scored 26 points apiece which helped Spurs to dominate Game 2 without Tony Parker.

In Game 6, the absence of Leonard didn’t muddle the Spurs to outsmart the Rockets with a 114-75 victory. Leonard was not able to play due to a sprained left ankle as they closed out the series though Jonathan Simmons took his place and delivered points.

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Speculations and predictions are buzzing in the internet for the upcoming match. Several experts revealed their predictions for the upcoming Spurs-Warriors series.

Will the strength of the Warriors be enough to crush the Spurs as they start the finals? Can the Spurs stop the Warrior’s winning streak?

Let’ s see.

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