One more day. One more opportunity. One more stand to say “not on our floor.”
But this game is different, this game is about pride.
April 21, 2018 | 2:30 PM CT
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Warriors lead series 3-0
Spurs Injuries: Gregg Popovich (personal), Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management), Joffrey Lauvergne (personal)
Warriors Injuries: Stephen Curry (MCL sprain), Patrick McCaw (back), Shaun Livingston (ankle- probable)
The Spurs have one game in them. One to reach deep and defend their home court with pride. They owe it to themselves after all that that have faced this season to stand tall in front of their most rowdy and devoted fans and send this one back to Golden State.
It will take a monster game from LaMarcus Aldridge. He’ll have to find a way to get fouled, to make the amazing step-back jumpers from the elbow, and to shake double-teams. When he does have two defenders swarm him, he needs to kick it out to the open man — and that man must hit! Whether is be Anderson, Murray, Bertans, Green or Forbes, the shots must go down and create a problem for the Warriors.
Manu gonna Manu. Enough said. Tony Parker needs to flip the switch. And Pau Gasol has to make each possession his own. His passing, his 3s, and his rebounding have to be a problem that David West can’t handle.
Vegas odds: Warriors by 6.
Game Prediction: Spurs by 6. Turn the tables.
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As always Tony must dominate Fisher.
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