As the chess match between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs prepares to get underway, one of the biggest questions facing the underdog Spurs is how to combat the Warriors' seemingly endless onslaught of scoring.
Golden State has reached the Western Conference Finals for the third straight year. The Spurs are surely going to design a game plan, but the Warriors simply have too many weapons.
They swept the Portland Trail Blazers 4-0 in the first round and did the same to the Utah Jazz, featuring Australians Joe Ingles and Dante Exum, in the second round.
The Golden State Warriors vs. San Game 1 (live stream online and score below) of the Western Conference Finals with both clashing for best of seven series in the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs.
San Antonio definitely enters this new best-of-seven series beat up.
Murray suffers shock defeat in Madrid
Sharapova returns to the event for the first time since returning from a 15-month doping ban. "I did try my best", Djokovic said. Nadal wasn't to be denied, though, as he broke once more and served out to seal victory after exactly two hours on court.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich confirmed Leonard will take to the court at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday.
The Australian faces the ultimate point guard test when he goes head-to-head with the Warriors' Curry. Experience matters in these sort of situations.
As for the Warriors, this is an easy starting lineup for Steve Kerr/Mike Brown to create. It does make sense to start Gasol and have him log most of his minutes against Zaza Pachulia, though.
Kevin Durant will start out on the wing since he is healthy.
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