golden state warriors vs san antonio spurs predictions and preview

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NBA golden state warriors vs san antonio spurs predictions and preview


 

 

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The San Antonio Spurs travel to the Chase Center for a road matchup with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday evening. The Spurs (7-13) are off to a sluggish start but knocked off the Portland Trail Blazers 114-83 on Thursday night. The Warriors (18-3) have been on a torrid pace this season, sitting atop the Western Conference after 21 games. Golden State opens this game as a heavy favorite.

 

Spurs Extend Streak to Three

Bryn Forbes had 18 points off the bench and the Spurs extended their winning streak to a season-high three games with a 114-83 victory over the shorthanded Blazers on Thursday night. Doug McDermott added 16 points and Dejounte Murray had 15 points and 13 assists for the Spurs. McDermott, acquired by the Spurs in the offseason from Indiana, started against the Blazers after missing four games with right knee inflammation.

 The Spurs, who have the fewest 3-pointers in the NBA, made 11 in the opening half - including the first three baskets of the game. They had no 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished the game with 14. After a tumultuous start to the season, the Spurs are finally coming along. With that being said, it will be tough to make the playoffs this season in a loaded Western Conference.

 

Curry and Warriors on a Rampage

In a dazzling display of basketball brilliance, Stephen Curry and the Warriors are on an epic pace through the first 22 games of the season. They are averaging a blistering 113.1 points per game on 47.6% shooting while compiling the third-ranked offensive rating. They lead the NBA in assists and total steals. Curry is up to his typical MVP-ways, averaging 27.8 points per game on 45.2% shooting. The 12th year megastar has chipped in an impressive 6.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds as well.

 

Even more impressively, Golden State has been equally as dynamic on the defensive side of the ball. They are allowing only 100.5 points per game (1st) and rank second in rebounding percentage. They lead the NBA in defensive rating and rank second in defensive rebounding. It has been quite the spectacle for Warrior fans this season.





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