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Can Stephen Curry lead the Warriors past Spurs?

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08:20 PM ET 05.05 | Tough questions that many face must be answered in the next couple of days. The Golden State Warriors are already in San Antonio, preparing to face the Spurs, who are good at home. This time, however, coach Mark Jackson says that he's not going to think about Golden State's 16-game losing streak in San Antonio. It's just a number, and after seeing the Warriors, even Gregg Poppovich is impressed. He's hard to impress, folks. With that being said, the Warriors' major question is: Can they pull off an upset?. The likely answer is no, but don't be so quick to dismiss them just yet. Against the Denver Nuggets, the best home team in the NBA, the Warriors were victorious in Game 2 by a margin of 14 points. San Antonio is more vulnerable than Denver. The Warriors have a good shot to win either Game 1 or 2. Coming home, they've beaten the Spurs twice in Oracle. There's no major concern there, but according to ex-Spur Richard Jefferson, the Warriors are going to have to play much better than they did in the first round. They're obviously capable of that because they didn't play perfectly. The Dubs are lucky to be in such a great position, but they could cut down on their turnovers, especially in the fourth quarter. Teams go on huge runs just because the Warriors cannot simply inbound the ball. And if the Spurs pressure each inbound pass, they're going to end up with a lot of steals.

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May 5, 2013  09:56 PM ET

Why not? Anything can happen.... go GSW!

May 5, 2013  11:13 PM ET

Would be a nice Cinderella story but, probably not...


Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

May 6, 2013  12:25 AM ET

true, anything can happen, but spurs got it game wrapped pretty tight.

May 6, 2013  01:12 AM ET

All depends on health of Spurs. If either Manu or Tony are hurt and cannot play a game or two, Spurs are in trouble.

May 6, 2013  01:19 AM ET

Hope not.

Go Spurs.

May 6, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Almost! Spurs in seven.

May 6, 2013  09:34 AM ET

check out nbaonlineblog.com there is a new post about Curry today

May 6, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Can And Will Are Two Different Things, Bro.

May 6, 2013  02:38 PM ET

The Spurs continue to get no respect. Certainly the dubs will do show up and play well. But the nonsense in the article ( "San Antonio is more vulnerable than Denver") with nothing to back it up is really lame.

Also, the idea that since the dubs beat SA twice at home this year, "there's no major concern" holding home court. So I guess what the author is saying is that the Spurs will need 7 games to beat the dubs? Too much.

May 6, 2013  04:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Spurs continue to get no respect. Certainly the dubs will do show up and play well. But the nonsense in the article ( "San Antonio is more vulnerable than Denver") with nothing to back it up is really lame. Also, the idea that since the dubs beat SA twice at home this year, "there's no major concern" holding home court. So I guess what the author is saying is that the Spurs will need 7 games to beat the dubs? Too much.

I think it's better that way. Let everybody underestimate the Spurs. They've proven that they are successful year in and year out.

 
May 6, 2013  04:47 PM ET

When the Dubs lost Lee in game 1 vs Denver I thought they were cooked. As it turns out, no so much! Gutty performance by GS. Missing him in this series is death!

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