Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 4/19/2018

Warriors are ATS in their last 23 games overall. Even in the stir of a shocking Houston win in their most recent contest, Golden State are the favorites to win the series and move on to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance. Rudy Gay led the Spurs with 15 points off the bench as leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge was limited to 14 points on 5-for shooting. Main Accordion Menu

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Golden State led by 16 with 4 minutes to go, when they miss 8 of their last 9 shots, while San Antonio caught fire.

The Spurs would come back without Tim Duncan, who had been bothered by a stomach virus and had to be in the locker room for the final 4: San Antonio finally tied the game on a Danny Green 3-pointer with 20 seconds left. Stephen Curry who scored 22 points in the 3rd quarter would have a shot to win the game at the buzzer, but he misses his tightly contested footer so the game heads to OT.

Manu Ginobili would have a shot to potentially win the game at the end of the 1st OT but it was off the mark therefore the game goes to a 2nd OT. In the 2nd OT, with the Spurs leading by 3, Ginobili takes an ill-advised 3 with still 12 seconds left on the shot clock and 48 left on the game clock. Curry would score to cut the deficit to 1-point with 32 seconds left.

The Spurs would drain the shot clock before Tony Parker missed a contested lay-up, which led to a Warriors fast-break, which was finished off with a reverse lay-up from Kent Bazemore with 3. However, Ginobili would make up for his previous misses by hitting the game-winning 3 with 1.

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Warriors winning the first meeting. This was the first playoff meeting between the Heat and the Spurs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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One of the key factors that will determine whether that happens is Leonard's level of play. To beat a great all-around team like the Warriors, Leonard will have to sustain the play he has put together to this point. Through 11 games, The Claw leads the postseason field in player efficiency rating If he were to end his playoff run right now, his per average would place him ahead of Wilt Chamberlain and in the same group as names like LeBron James , Michael Jordan , and Kareem.

As we alluded to previously, however, the Spurs will need much more than Leonard. He's not a guy accustomed to scoring 40 or 50 on nothing but contested shots. So San Antonio will rely on their bench to pick up some slack when the Warriors break their starting lineup.

Whereas the Spurs have five players who averaged at least 5. Of course, that's not a large margin, but that's why the Spurs' other players will have to be that much better in order to combat a Golden State starting lineup that boasts three players averaging Brandon Gdula just recently touched on how Jonathon Simmons quickly became the key to the Rockets series. And -- missing out on the production of a Parker -- the inexperienced year-old will have to continue to play above expectations.

Against the Warriors, Simmons played a total of 56 minutes In the playoffs, Simmons has been nearly as effective in 11 pressure-packed games. And, since Parker's departure from Game 2, Simmons has contributed Clearly, he's answered the call when his team needed him most.

When you combine his regular season success versus the Warriors and his postseason breakout, there shouldn't be any doubt that Simmons' play is crucial to a competitive series. Ultimately, Leonard will continue to be great, but it won't be nearly enough against one of the league's best and most versatile defenses.

Unless Aldridge, Gasol, and Ginobili turn the clock back to their primes simultaneously, it's hard to imagine this going past five games. You have to respect the Spurs because they're the Spurs and Kawhi should be good for at least one win. Nonetheless, the Warriors will present more offensive versatility than the Rockets offered in the previous round.

In addition, they're more likely to be on than off most nights from beyond the arc. This one will be intriguing -- the Spurs' chances just don't bode well in a possible seven-game series. The numbers and matchups are overwhelmingly in favor of Golden State, who have a bit of destiny in their favor as well.

If they hope to right last year's wrongs, they won't let San Antonio get in the way of what looks to be an inevitable Finals rematch between them and the Cavaliers. Log in to numberFire To get the full benefits of numberFire, please log in. You'll get the best projections in the business! Click here to sign up! Already have an account? Click here to log in! Check out our revamped questions section! Get all the best advice from our fantasy community and help other people with their tough decisions.

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Iguodala and his defensive prowess. Series Prediction Ultimately, Leonard will continue to be great, but it won't be nearly enough against one of the league's best and most versatile defenses. According to our algorithms: