Warriors taking on Spurs in Game 1 of NBA Playoffs

Kevin Durant is going to get paid by the Warriors

Kevin Durant says the Warriors' 7-10 finish to the regular season was due to injuries, which had sapped the team's morale.

From the opening tip Saturday Golden State played with energy on defense, moved the ball on offense, and exploited their considerable athleticism advantage over San Antonio. "All that business stuff, I have an agent for him to handle that and they can do their job". We know what we're about.

Curry hasn't played since March 23 when he suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain.

THE 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs get under way this weekend after the season - particularly in the west - came down to the wire this week. The Warriors have plans for nothing short of a repeat title. "I have wonderful confidence in this team if we come with the focus we've had for the past two days". ". We're primed for this". Below we discuss the contenders and ignore the pretenders. San Antonio shooting only 31 percent from floor. We've been frustrated. We haven't performed very well. "Because I'm sure you can ask any championship team along the way that's trying to repeat or whatever the case is, every journey is defined by different circumstances".

Bettors will be curious to see how Golden State performs in this spot after going 7-10 straight up down the stretch and 6-15 ATS dating back to February 28. We'll see what happens. The Warriors are just vastly more athletic and it allows them to create matchups and opportunities that work for them. "We don't knock them off of taking one loss or us getting one win". Draymond Green did not score a single point in twelve first-half minutes and then sat out the second half. He has two star guards running his team while big man Jusuf Nurkic has done a really good job as a rim protector.

"I love the vibe we had in the locker room after the game, understanding what we need to do differently to play better", he said.

Looking a little deeper over that same 40-year span, you'll find only five teams lower than a No. 3 seed that lost in the finals. The Spurs are without star forward Kawhi Leonard.

Golden State swept San Antonio and won their second championship in three years.

So too are Cleveland, who also look vulnerable as they prepare to host the Indiana Pacers tomorrow.

At home, Golden State is 15-24-2 ATS with 21 unders and 20 overs.

And Leonard has been ruled out of Saturday's opener against the Warriors.

The Golden State Warriors will be without All-Star point guard Stephen Curry when they take on the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, but the hope is that he'll be back for the Western Conference semifinals, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

During Friday's practice, he worked through running and light-shooting drills.

"Our defense has to get better", Kerr said on The Jump. "I don't know how many teams have done it".

"I think we've had two great days of practice", Thompson said. "Truly, we did, we took a vote". "I think three weeks [from his injury] is Saturday. We have film from last year to look at, so it won't be as surprising this year".

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