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The Warriors abused the Spurs in Oakland, beating their ostensible Western Conference competition by 30 in an impressive show of force. The Spurs did almost nothing right, and Curry continues to look unstoppable no matter who's guarding him.

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Spurs 90, Warriors 120 - Jan 25, '16

This was a maddeningly frustrating game to watch. San Antonio couldn't find the bottom of the net and couldn't even hold onto the ball, finishing the first quarter with more turnovers than field goals. Even more disappointing, the Spurs' vaunted defense had no answer for the Warriors furious attack and Stephen Curry's long-range bombs.

It was either a night to forget, or a wake-up call for Pop to get his team re-focused, depending on how optimistic you're feeling. Let's look at the numbers.

  • The Warriors shot 58% eFG to San Antonio's 45%.  Game Over.
  • The Spurs' had more turnovers (25!) than assists (21). No one can play sloppy in Oakland and hope to escape with anything other than a butt-whooping, which San Antonio got.
  • The Spurs did get to the line a lot, hoisting 31 free throws on the night. 
  • Here's a fun hypothetical: if San Antonio shot two free throws every time down the floor, and Steph Curry shot the ball on every trip the other way, San Antonio would have to shoot 75% or higher just to match Curry's ridiculous 1.5 points per shot (not including free throws!) in this game.
  • Golden State played inspired, frenetic defense, forcing San Antonio miscues and preventing the Spurs from getting the ball in the position they wanted it, particularly in the post. Aldridge and Diaw in particular were unable to bully their way into good low post position like we're used to seeing, and Kawhi only took 6 shots!
  • Watching the Warriors light up the scoreboard from deep with 12 more attempts (and 6 more makes) underscored something I've worried about all season: the Spurs have got to find a way to take more threes. The Spurs shoot a solid percentage from deep, a it's the best way to score points in a hurry. You can't count on stifling the Warriors' offense for a full game, so you have to be capable of periodically blowing up from deep yourself if you want to keep pace.
  • San Antonio will try to shake this one off before taking on the Rockets in the comfortable confines of the AT&T Center on Wednesday. Let's hope the team uses this one as fuel moving forward. I for one will spend the next few days trying to forget it ever happened.

Four Factors (def.)

Spurs Warriors
Shooting (eFG%) 45% 58%
Ball Handling (TO%) 25% 20%
Off Rebounding (OR%) 21% 26%
Shooting FTs (FT Rate) 42% 29%

Team Stats (Definitions at bottom of post)

Spurs Warriors
Pace (No. of Possessions) 105.8
Points Per Possession (PPP) 0.85 1.13
Points Per Shot (PPS) 1.22 1.41
2-PT FG% 43.3% 55.9%
3-PT FG% 35.7% 42.3%
FT% 74.2% 84.0%
True Shooting % 51.3% 62.5%
Spurs
Warriors
Offensive Rating 86.0 112.1
Defensive Rating 112.1 86.0
Net Rating -26.1 26.1
Spurs Warriors
Passes / poss. 2.9 3.3
% of FGA uncontested 48.6% 37.6%
Points in the paint 36 52
Second chance points 10 13
Fast break points 10 19
Spurs Warriors
Assists 21 31
Steals 11 15
Turnovers 25 21
Ball Control Index (BCI)
(Assists + Steals) / TO
1.28 2.19
Spurs Warriors
Expected Offensive Rebounds 11.0 9.8
Offensive Rebounds 9 10
Difference -2.0 0.2

Spurs Shot Chart

Warriors Shot Chart

Players (Definitions at bottom of post, columns sortable)

Spurs

Player
Min
AdjGS
GS/Min
Line
Usage%
Floor%
OffRtg
DefRtg
NetRtg
Kawhi Leonard 25 23.3 0.93 16 Pts (4-6 FG, 1-1 3PT, 7-7 FT) 5 Reb (0 Off), 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO, 1 PF 21% 65% 87.9 119.6 -31.7
Boban Marjanovic 13 19.7 1.51 12 Pts (4-6 FG, 4-6 FT) 6 Reb (4 Off), 1 Stl, 1 PF 26% 72% 93.1 103.4 -10.3
David West 19 14.4 0.76 12 Pts (6-8 FG, ) 5 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 1 TO, 2 PF 22% 66% 97.9 130.1 -32.2
Rasual Butler 13 10.5 0.80 6 Pts (2-3 FG, 1-1 3PT, 1-1 FT) 2 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 1 Blk, 10% 78% 109.6 102.4 7.2
Manu Ginobili 19 8.1 0.43 8 Pts (1-6 FG, 0-3 3PT, 6-10 FT) 4 Reb (0 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 1 Stl, 2 TO, 1 PF 28% 41% 70.4 89.0 -18.6
Kyle Anderson 16 8.0 0.49 7 Pts (3-9 FG, 1-2 FT) 4 Reb (2 Off), 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO, 2 PF 27% 37% 91.6 116.2 -24.6
Danny Green 22 7.0 0.32 3 Pts (1-4 FG, 1-2 3PT ) 4 Reb (1 Off), 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO, 2 PF 10% 36% 93.7 122.0 -28.3
Boris Diaw 18 4.2 0.24 5 Pts (1-2 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-3 FT) , 1 Ast, 2 TO 13% 51% 68.4 102.5 -34.1
Tony Parker 18 0.6 0.03 5 Pts (2-6 FG, 1-1 3PT ) 1 Reb (0 Off), 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO, 4 PF 23% 30% 98.3 138.6 -40.3
Jonathon Simmons 25 0.5 0.02 6 Pts (3-7 FG, 0-1 3PT ) 3 Reb (0 Off), 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 TO, 4 PF 18% 27% 80.8 106.6 -25.8
Ray McCallum 9 -1.1 -0.12 2 Pts (1-3 FG, ) 1 Reb (1 Off), 1 Ast, 2 TO, 1 PF 22% 24% 110.1 120.1 -10.0
LaMarcus Aldridge 25 -1.4 -0.06 5 Pts (2-9 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT) 3 Reb (1 Off), 1 Ast, 2 Blk, 3 TO, 1 PF 22% 21% 83.0 114.1 -31.1
Patty Mills 16 -3.9 -0.24 3 Pts (1-5 FG, 1-3 3PT ) , 2 Ast, 3 TO, 2 PF 20% 20% 58.3 94.8 -36.4

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Spurs Index: 97.7 (def.)

Factor Value Score
Passing (AST%) 67.7% 32.7
Shooting (eFG%) 45.3% 16.9
Defensive Rebounding (DReb%) 74.4% 19.5
Defense (DefRtg) 112.1 17.9
Opponent % of FGA Uncontested 37.6% 10.8
Total 97.7

Warriors Spurs Index: 108.2 Show Breakdown

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