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(61-21) San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors (67-15)
Western Conference Round 3: Game 2
Date: Tuesday May 16th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Oracle Arena – Oakland, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs -110, Warriors -110
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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It’s time for Game 2 in Oakland, but it feels as though this series has already seen two game different games.
Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals was certainly a game of two halves, as the San Antonio Spurs were great in the first half, and the Golden State Warriors were even better in the second.
The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to rebound after what had to have been a disappointing loss in Game 1. They have already faced plenty of adversity in the postseason, but this will be their most difficult task yet.
The Golden State Warriors were punched in the mouth in the first half of Sunday’s Game 1.
They faced a seemingly insurmountable halftime deficit but managed to come back in the second to show why they are the number one seed in the West.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs must feel as though they missed a huge opportunity, after leading the Golden State Warriors by 25 points in the 3rd quarter, only to see that lead disappear by the end.
The event that turned the tide was when superstar Kawhi Leonard re-aggravated the ankle injury that caused him to miss Game 6 of the last series. Leonard seemed to be controlling every facet of Game 1 until Warriors’ center Zaza Pachulia “Jalen Rose-ed” him in what was, at best, a questionable play.
Leonard is likely to miss Game 2 but the Spurs are hopeful he can return before the series is over. Leonard had 26 points and eight rebounds in only 24 minutes of play.
Much of the offensive responsibility fell to LaMarcus Aldridge without Leonard, but he was clearly not up to the task. The Spurs would choke away the 25-point 3rd quarter lead to lose 113-111.
Golden State Warriors
Although no one expected it to happen that way, the final result of Sunday’s Game 1 was what most people expected. However, the Warriors had to overcome their largest halftime deficit all year in what was an amazing offensively display in the 2nd half.
Stephen Curry managed to keep the Warriors’ heads slightly above water all game, and he exploded in the 3rd quarter. Curry would finish with 40 points on 14-26 shooting, including 7-16 from three-point range.
Along with his 11 points and nine rebounds, Zaza Pachulia clearly made the biggest play of the game halfway through the 3rd quarter. The Warriors were down by 23 at that point and went on an 18-0 run immediately following Leonard’s injury.
Draymond Green would make the go-ahead three-pointer with under two minutes left, and the Warriors just held on until the end.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
- Spurs are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against team with home winning percentage over .600
- Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Conference Finals games
- Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against team with winning percentage over .600
- Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games against team with winning road record.
Free Game 2 San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
Without Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs obviously stand very little chance of winning Game 2 on the road. However, they are still the Spurs and still good enough to stay competitive.
4* Free NBA Game 2 Betting Pick: Spurs +13.5
The Warriors will take a 2-0 series lead here, but like I said before Game 1, I know better than to bet against Popovich and the Spurs in big games. They will adjust and keep it relatively close, even without Leonard.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 103 – Golden State 113
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