Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals

Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals

On Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs eviscerated the Houston Rockets, 114-75, to close out their second-round series. I mean, he's had a historic year, and you can't just say, 'OK, one game.' and all of the sudden, social media goes insane. "Somebody actually asked me when we opened the Houston series what I would take from the '95 series [against the Rockets], if you guys remember that". "I do think we have some young players like (Sam) Dekker, (Montrezl) Harrell and a lot of young vets, maybe players coming in, that will get to the point where he's got more guys he can trust".

Since then, San Antonio has held the throne in the West.

The Spurs were up by 19, 61-42, at halftime in a game that was over quickly, and didn't let up to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the title in 2014.

"He's going to play", said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

The San Antonio Spurs got some good news Saturday as they prepare to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's Western Conference finals. But it still seemed to be bothering him quite a bit after the game when he headed to the bus still walking with a noticeable limp. D'Antoni is 0-5 in playoff series against the Spurs, with Popovich eliminating his Suns teams in 2005, 2007, 2008 and the Lakers in 2013 before this season's loss.

Popovich does not see any carry-over advantage in the team's quick turnaround after beating the Rockets in the series 4-2. "Every team is different". "The challenges they present, in some ways, are similar to Houston as far as the ability to shoot the ball from the 3-point line, but they have different personnel overall".

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Bottom-placed Sunderland, who will join Middlesbrough in relegation, lost 2-0 at home to Swansea City. We have 69 points, on Tuesday will look to make it 72.

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs concentrates to take a foul shot while Danny Green #14 of the San Antonio Spurs jokes with teammates. LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double with a season high 34 points and 12 boards to lead the Spurs. We haven't seen him play. "He was an absolute beast (Thursday), and that's who he is". Leonard likely gets first crack at defending Kevin Durant in the biggest one-on-one matchup of the conference finals so the Spurs have to hope the ankle is more of a nuisance for their MVP candidate than a real issue each game.

"He just has a presence about him", Popovich said. In recent seasons, these Western Conference giants have somehow avoided one another in the postseason, but the regular season matchups have been fierce. I think Capela, for example, I'm not trying to say that he's going to be for sure an All-Star. but he's got a chance.

One of those wins was a 129-100 stunner on opening night at Golden State in which Kawhi Leonard poured in 35 points.

Rebounding has been a dominant theme for the Warriors ever since they learned San Antonio would be their finals opponent, and Curry picked up the beat in the final practice before Game 1.

"We're hungry, we're not satisfied", Mills said.

Better yet, when this series is over, remind us to change the channel while we still like watching basketball again.

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