Spurs vs. Warriors, Game 1 live stream

Spurs vs. Warriors, Game 1 live stream

Who else but the Golden State Warriors would be the favorites to win the West?

Overall, despite his team's recent struggles, Kerr said he feels good heading into Saturday's playoff opener. In 51 games this season, Curry averaged 26.4 points which was tied with Kevin Durant for most on the team, in addition to 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game. Golden State swept the Silver and Black in the Western Conference finals previous year. That, along with home court advantage, could make this series get out of hand.

The Warriors bench players must show up if they want to get past the disciplined Spurs.

The Cavaliers arrive in the playoffs after a roller coaster season which was transformed after a frenzied series of deals before the trading deadline, which saw them acquire George Hill, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr., and Jordan Clarkson.

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With Curry out, Cook is going to play a pivotal role as the starting point guard on the defending champions to begin the postseason. We shall find out.

With Stephen Curry sidelined by a knee sprain, KD will have to carry a larger load in the first round of the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs. It's why Steve Kerr made a decision to surprise everyone and go with Andre Iguodala as the starting point guard, which meant Golden State began the game with a lineup that had logged exactly zero minutes together all season long - Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Durant, Draymond Green and McGee. The Warriors are clearly the better team and should be able to overpower the Spurs.

The Blazers went on a hot streak sometime in February to help them end up with the #3 seed.

If it wasn't for James Harden, Anthony Davis would be a legitimate MVP candidate for the Pelicans who, weirdly, have been a much better team since DeMarcus Cousins went down with an injury. Terry Stotts has done a terrific job with the Blazers.

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Neither team is going into the matchup with its biggest superstar. Rondo's chemistry with Davis has been improving so much.

If Leonard does decide to leave, he would be a huge addition to any team, assuming he makes a full recovery from his hip injury.

In case players needed another reminder, they needed only to watch Paul dribble between Zubac's legs on that locker-room TV. Still, if the Pelicans were to have any chance in this series, it would fall on the shoulders of Davis. Both teams are on shakier ground than they have been in years heading into this year's playoffs, despite being two of the more consistently elite National Basketball Association teams over the past five years. Let's see how Davis will fare. I got better in this system. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Golden State.

Dejounte Murray is quickly becoming one of the league's best guard defenders, an honor that Danny Green has held for years. I know how talented they are. The Utah Jazz on the other hand have been one of the overachievers this year. They lost at Oracle on February 10 and March 8.

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Warrior star Kevin Durant found himself in a bit of a disconnect with his head coach after Thursday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Leonard is a player that carries himself very professionally, and never causes unnecessary drama that could be a distraction to his team.

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