Warriors complete 25-point Game 1 comeback after Leonard leaves hurt

Early in the third, Leonard, who is already playing on a tender left ankle, slipped along the sideline after knocking down a 3-pointer and immediately came up hobbling down the court. The teams will face each other again Tuesday for Game 2 of the series. While it may be hard envisioning the Warriors not facing Cleveland in the NBA Finals, you simply don't overpay for a house simply because you like the neighborhood.

In this edition of DBB on 3 we asked our writers to give their picks on the victor of the Western Conference FInals and just what would have to happen for those picks to not happen. He knows what it takes to win.

Curry credited the reversal of fortunes in the dying minutes to "aggressiveness, paying attention to details and obviously we've got to make shots". San Antonio's defense has contained Golden State as the Warriors are only shooting 30 percent to start the game.

San Antonio flew out of the gates and opened the game on fire, as a 28-5 run gave them a 25-point lead in the second quarter and paved the way for their 62-42 halftime lead. It's another to solve having three of the twenty best players in the league on a team.

But even "King James" admits: "We have another level and we believe we can get there".

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The Warriors were given a half-time pep talk by Kerr, who has given way to Brown since the second playoff game due to complications from back surgery.

Stephen Curry scored 40 points - including 19 in the game-changing third quarter - and drained multiple big shots down the stretch as the Warriors pulled off the epic comeback. An off the charts basketball IQ allows him to play the role of a point guard or forward, setting up shooters along the perimeter or in the paint, hence Green leading the team in assists with a playoff average of 7.3. Besides, San Antonio is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last two visits to the Western Conference Finals. For the first time all game, the crowd erupted as the Warriors capped an 11-0 run with 5:05 left to play in the half. He made the first free throw but missed the second, hoping for a game-tying tip in basket. They'll try to pound the ball inside to shoot over the smaller Warriors.

"(We had to) be aggressive and be decisive", Curry said. That's what San Antonio does, and the opening 24 minutes should cause concern for Warriors fans. But I think the Warriors are simply too good.

Yet for much of the afternoon, the Spurs outplayed the mighty Warriors on both ends of the floor. Then after a brief stint on the bench, he returned and landed on Warriors center Zaza Pachulia's foot on a jumper, which sent Leonard limping to the bench for good.

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