After keeping pace with the Warriors in the first quarter, the Warriors defense locked the Spurs down while Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, as they have for much of the series, made the San Antonio pay on the other end of the floor. The Pelicans will face the victor of the No. 2 Golden State Warriors and No. 7 San Antonio Spurs series.
$3.5 million: Conservative amount Warriors owners netted after team lost yesterday, guaranteeing another home game in Oakland vs Spurs.
Erin died last Wednesday after a long battle with a respiratory illness, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
As he did in Games 3 and 4, assistant coach Ettore Messina will serve as head coach in Game 5, ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported.
LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of the Cavaliers’ final 13 points as they evened the first-round series against IN at two games apiece. “Nothing changed. I’ll let a month or two months go by, and then I’ll see how I feel”. I have not been surprised.
“I think I’ve created a new lane for guys in this league to where you don’t have to score 20 points to be an All-Star”, Green said. Manu Ginobili helped carry the Spurs across the finish line, racking up 10 points in the final quarter and running the offense for most of the stretch run.
LaMarcus Aldridge was huge Tuesday night.
Center Clint Capela finished with 14 points, and also pulled down 17 rebounds during his 31 minutes on court. Manu Ginobili may have played his final game on Tuesday.
But Houston’s scorching 50-point third quarter saw the Rockets head into the fourth quarter with a 100-69 lead. San Antonio is hitting a dismal 31.5 percent from beyond the arc in the series: that kind of number isn’t going to get it done against Golden State. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 34 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. The Frenchman, who has won 132 playoff games alongside Ginobili-the most in playoffs history-is 35 and will be a free agent this summer, but is yet to make a decision about his future. Thompson had a 31, 21, and 24 point performance in the series.
Durant didn’t have his usual steady shooting night, going 8 for 19 and missing his initial six 3-point tries.
In the playoff sweep Mirotic averaged 18.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks – and provided a threat the Pelicans needed in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins’ season-ending injury.
Through the first few games of the first round between the Warriors and the Spurs, the Warriors ended up winning each game and took a commanding 3 games to 0 lead over the Spurs. Their 38-point total at the half was their lowest of the playoffs. Points were allowed at a premium, and neither team was afforded too many open looks or fast break points.