Curry said at this point, the Warriors won't be doing any double-takes regarding former longtime teammate David Lee coming off the bench for the Spurs. San Antonio clobbered the Warriors on the glass (55-35).
And while Harden looked terrible and not like himself Thursday, ample credit belongs to the Spurs for their defensive showing. Game 6 featured a quiet performance from Isaiah Thomas and a not-so-quiet performance from Avery Bradley.
Leonard hopes to return to action Sunday for Game 1 of the National Basketball Association semifinals series. The Dubs have also had the luxury of enjoying a week rest in advance of their showdown against the Spurs. I'm not kidding. They have played 10 games and both teams have won five games.
The Warriors are fully healthy and rested entering the West Finals. But Gregg Popovich will try, and when the two teams have matched up over the past two seasons without either team resting their main players, the Spurs have tried to slow the pace down and limit the number of possessions available for the Warriors.
With a wingspan well over seven-foot and an untouchable fade away jump shot, Durant came to Golden State and is changing one massive positive that the Golden State Warriors will use to win another championship: creating open space for himself and his teammates. They'll have had five days off before Sunday's tip.
The Warriors failed to cover as 15½-point home favorites over the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their first-round series and also didn't cover as 13-point home chalk over the Jazz in Game 1 of their semifinal series. The Golden State Warriors feature the No. 1 offense in the league, scoring 115.6 points per 100 possessions. I'd be extremely surprised if they win two games.
Sure, it was almost seven months ago when the Spurs came to town and thoroughly spoiled Durant's much-hyped debut - a 129-100 whipping in the season opener - with the Warriors after his scrutinized departure from Oklahoma City.
Something has to give, right?
Out of work last season, Brown spent much of his time attending Spurs meetings, practices and games in an informal capacity with good friend, Popovich.
Patty Mills chipped in 14 points and seven assists for San Antonio while Pau Gasol added 10 points and 11 boards. Klay Thompson had the most shots of the big three during the season because opposing teams are so anxious about Durant and Curry.
"You lose Kawhi Leonard and you lose Tony Parker, so it's the next man up with the San Antonio Spurs". Game 1 went to double OT and Game 4 had the third OT.