The San Antonio Spurs prevailed the young Golden State Worries to take a 3-2 series lead.
San Antonio played well as a group; defensively they kept the dynamic duo Stephon Curry and Klay Thompson under control. Greg Popovich of the Spurs was preaching DEFENSE! During a timeout in the 4th quarter: Just like always the team responded.
Coach Pop has built a dynasty out of the Spurs since his arrive in San Antonio in 1996. He has won 68 percent of the regular season games since 1996 along with 4 championships. Coach Pop has won all 9 playoff series when his team is leading 3-2.
Tony Parker had the hot hand for the spurs netting in 25 points. Manu Ginobili didn’t show any signs of slowing down even though he is turning 36-Finishing with 10 points and 5 assists. He starting feeling it and did what he usually does late third and throughout the whole fourth quarter.
Harrison Barns was the leading scorer for the warriors finishing with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Jarred Jack followed up with 20 points for the Warriors.
The young ones
Both teams have young stars that have been playing well when their name has been called on.
Let’s start off with Kawi Leonard: scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. Danny Green stepped up for the Spurs as well finishing with 16 points.
For the warriors the whole team is young, but Harrison Barns AKA “Black Falcon” the number 7 pick in the draft showed why Golden state was eyeing him in his college days at North Carolina. he pretty much did everything from scoring to playing defense to substitute for the disappearance of Curry and Thompson.