Bertans' Spurs go down 0-2 in playoff series against Warriors

Warriors Find the Switch Andy Liu

Warriors Find the Switch Andy Liu

On Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors will go head-to-head in Game 3 of their first-round series in the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs. They move on to the Spurs VS. Warriors series and talk about the drama surrounding Kawhi Leonard. Since crossing that finish line, the Warriors have ratcheted up their level of play despite the continued absence of Stephen Curry, demolishing the shorthanded San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the series.

San Antonio, meanwhile, looks outmatched by both the Warriors' enormous talent level (yes, even without Curry) and Leonard's looming sabbatical, a frequent off-court conversation topic. She was 67. If Popovich does not coach the Spurs tonight, assistant Ettore Messina would probably take over.

The Warriors missed 9 consecutive shots as the game rolled into the second quarter before an emphatic David West dunk ended the prolonged drought. Though Aldridge had 34 points in Game 2, the Warriors liked McGee's offensive efficiency and overall aggressiveness.

Durant has been pretty tough to stop the last couple of games. So were Klay Thompson's 31. In opposition of Golden State, games involving the Spurs have a slight tendency to finish under the O/U total (51.2 percent).

The 26-year-old has played just nine games this year due to a mystery quadriceps injury that appears to have caused friction between Leonard's camp and Spurs executives.

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Thompson, Durant and Green are far too much star power for the Spurs to handle, and Aldridge can't beat them on his own.

From Shaqtin' A Fool to reigning National Basketball Association champion, Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee's career has been one for the ages. With the Warriors focused on completing the series as quickly as possible in an effort to get some much needed rest, there is no reason to expect Kevin Durant and company to let their foot off the gas heading in to Game 3 National Basketball Association matchup.

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