The Spurs grabbed 27 more rebounds in total across those two games, while holding a massive 48-22 edge in second-chance points.
“I don’t know who’s going to be guarding those guys”, Westgate sports book manager Jeff Sherman said.
Stephen Curry and the Dubs are straight cruising.
Teams have no doubt seen the flashes Simmons has shown in the Western Conference finals, and those flush with cash might try to overspend in the hopes of landing the 27-year-old. The four time National Basketball Association champ and two time all-star got a standing ovation as he left the game in the fourth quarter to head to the locker room. “Obviously, it was a hard series for them injury-wise and circumstantially”. Do they need Manu Ginobili to return? The Spurs closed to within eight to trail 40-32, with 7:29 left. Golden State held San Antonio, Utah and Portland to 102 points and averaged 9.2 steals per game. Without his defense on one end and shot creation on the other the Spurs could not match up.
The Spurs got wrecked tonight, as most everyone expected they would.
They remained 96-78 ahead at the end of the third quarter and there was only going to be one victor from there, with the Warriors keeping the score ticking over to the buzzer. Not only did they go undefeated, but they had the highest margin of victory of any team entering the Finals in National Basketball Association history, beating their opponents this postseason by an average of 16.3 points. The Dubs posted an NBA-best 67-15 record, topped the league in points per game (115.9), offensive rating (115.6), field goal percentage (49.5%), and assists per game (30.4), and finished with the second-best defensive rating in the game at 104.0. Durant was on fire on both ends of the floor, as evidenced by his sensational double-block on Spurs guard Dejounte Murray late in the second quarter. Steph Curry came out hyper aggressive, slithering through the lane for four layups in the first five minutes.
The Golden State Warriors are going back-to-back-to-back!
But Durant set up Curry for a wing 3, which jacked the lead back to 14. Fact or Fiction: The Spurs should trade LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Warriors went on to win 125-110 and sweep the Spurs 4-0. The quarter ended with the Warriors leading 96-78.
Turnovers will be an angle the media obsesses about during the 10 day layover until the Finals begin on June 1. The Spurs offense was cooking, but nobody could cover Curry, who went nuclear, hitting everyting he looked at, keeping the game out of reach for the Silver and Black. It was inspiring to watch the fans and players paying tribute to Ginobili’s greatness in the last few minutes of the game.
Will Kerr be healthy enough to coach in the Finals?
“Our chemistry is getting better and better”, Durant said after the game.
“I really just didn’t have rhythm from the beginning of the game”, he said.
In the finale, the Warriors separated early, just as they done the previous two series. The celebration was much more subdued than the previous two times they won it. It’s not that you go expecting it every step you make.
Patrick McCaw started for the Warriors, which was an interesting move given how well Javale McGee played in Game 3. It’s not that he’s playing horribly by any means, but it’s just not what we’re used to seeing. He’s a bad matchup for just about anybody on the Spurs but Kyle Anderson. “So, I think he’s got quite a bit left in the tank”.