Game 5 Preview: Warriors vs. Spurs – 4/24/18

A CHANCE TO CLOSE OUT AT HOME
After losing Game 4 in San Antonio, a Warriors will try to rebound behind and tighten out a array during home when they horde a Spurs in Game 5 on Tuesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Watch a movement on NBC Sports Bay Area and TNT, or listen to a call on 95.7 The Game, a Warriors Mobile App and a Warriors Radio Network. FIND TICKETS

LAST TIME OUT
Kevin Durant scored 34 points, though a Warriors eventually fell 103-90 to San Antonio in Game 4 on Sunday. Full Recap

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MATCHUP AT A GLANCE

Playoff Ranks

GSW
SAS

58-24
47-35

2nd in West
7th in West

PTS: 113.0 (4th)
PTS: 96.7 (14th)

REB: 43.0 (8th)
REB: 35.3 (15th)

AST: 30.0 (1st)
AST: 18.0 (15th)

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LAST GAME’S STARTERS

GSW: Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and JaVale McGee

SAS: Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills, Danny Green, Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge

INJURY & ROSTER NOTES

GSW: Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) and Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) are out. Team Notes

SAS: TBD. Team Notes

FINISH IT OFF
Anytime we have a possibility to discharge your opposition, we wish to gain on it. And while a Warriors are many positively focused on themselves during a moment, a win in Game 4 on Sunday would be quite convenient, as New Orleans now binds a 3-0 array lead over Portland, and a victors of those dual array will accommodate in a subsequent postseason round. Golden State will of march be on a highway for Game 4, though that hasnt indispensably been a bad thing for a Dubs, who have won during slightest one highway diversion in any of their final 16 playoff series, a playoff record. The Warriors have been on a postseason rip in general, carrying won 19 of their final 20 playoff games dating behind to final year. Thats tied with a 2001-02 Lakers for a many wins in a 20-game postseason widen in NBA history.

TEAM PLAYOFF LEADERS

GSW
SAS

PTS: Durant (27.3)
PTS: Aldridge (22.0)

REB: Durant (8.0)
REB: Aldridge (8.0)

AST: Green (8.0)
AST: Mills (2.7)

UNSUNG HEROES
The Spurs had to know a Warriors would be disposition on Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to yield a infancy of their scoring punch, though a reduction approaching they approaching another Warrior environment or restraining a season-high in scoring in any diversion so far. First, it was JaVale McGee starting and environment a new season-high with 15 points in Game 1. Then, Andre Iguodala tied a season-high with 14 points in Game 2. Finally, on Thursday in San Antonio, Shaun Livingston tied a season-high with 16 points in Game 3. Simply put, Golden States scoring abyss has been one of a biggest differences in a series, as outward of LaMarcus Aldridge, a Spurs actor has surfaced 16 points only once in a initial 3 games (Patty Mills, 21 points in Game 2). If a Spurs are going to wand off rejecting on Sunday, theyll approaching need to get improved contributions from their possess unsung heroes, while clamping down and tying a efficacy of Golden States.

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