Last night, the Spurs traveled to California to take on the Warriors for the first time this season in what was supposed to be a preview of the Western Conference Finals. It turned out to be every bit as anticlimactic as last week’s possible NBA Finals preview between the Warriors and Cavaliers.
Steph Curry did put on a show like he always does and assembled a series of highlights like this while dropping 37 points in just three quarters:
And it kept Jay Z and Drake—who were both sitting courtside for the game—entertained:
But in the end, the Spurs just didn’t show up last night, and it led to them getting annihilated by the Warriors 120-90. And if that is how the Western Conference Finals are going to go, well, just put Golden State in the Finals now.
Fortunately, San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich didn’t lose his sense of humor during the beatdown. Sure, he was disappointed with the output he received from his team. He went as far as to say that the game “was like men and boys out there tonight.” But while speaking with reporters after the game, he also took a not-so-subtle jab at the Cavaliers for how they chose to fire their head coach David Blatt after they suffered the same kind of setback against the Warriors last week:
Uh, yeah. Something tells us Pop doesn’t have anything to worry about with regards to job security. But after last night, it's probably safe to say that he does need to start worrying about how the Spurs are going to keep up with the Warriors come playoff time. Good luck!
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