San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017.
The question is not if San Antonio can win the series.
Watch a preview of the Spurs-Warriors series from CBS Sports in the video below. Durant missed the game due to injury.
"Anything can happen in a playoff series", Ginobili said.
THE PACE GAME: San Antonio likes to play big and deliberate, while the Warriors are making no secret of their desire to play fast - and small - in hopes of taking the Spurs out of their comfort zone.
It is entirely possible that this Warriors team will be historic.
That the Spurs, even with all their championship pedigree and tradition, are such decisive underdogs speaks volumes about the powerhouse the Warriors have become. So how will Popovich pull off the same magic against the Warriors?
"This is a totally different animal", he said.
Popovich said Leonard would play in game one.
Popovich responded by alluding to President Trump's behavior.
Golden State's offense looked anything but one of the league's best - the team struggled with its spacing, and forced looks that weren't there. "They are tough, and they added to that incredible offensive talent and good, solid defense".
The Spurs absolutely enters the Western Conference Finals to a new best-of-seven series clash.
The Warriors finished the regular season with a 67-15 record to earn the No. 1 overall seed in the postseason. The Spurs coasted again to a 107-85 victory. That won't change under acting coach Mike Brown.
Line: Warriors -10. Total 211. Though the daunting matchup to come that is Kawhi Leonard could set a light a fuse within Green for the better or worse. Unfortunately, you will be needing an authentication with your cable provider should you want to watch Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 1 live stream on Watch ABC.
"He understands the game".
The San Antonio Spurs coach, who was highly critical of Trump after his inauguration, was bothered by the firing of FBI director James B. Comey last week and investigations into alleged links between the president and Russian Federation. "Steve was really smart in hiring him". He knows what it takes to win. "So what more could you ask?"