Originally posted by Joecool:
I wouldn't speak too fast there. The Spurs are literally going through their worst 3-point shooting of the season. These have been wide open shots. We have yet to shoot higher than a 38.9% and have actually only one game higher than 33%. Warriors have had only one game under 40%.
If we shoot our normal percentages, this games will be blowouts.
That's a sign of fatigue. The Spurs are an aging team, and it's hard to shoot well when you're not getting much lift under the shot. This problem gets magnified late in the year, and late in ball games.
Quote from Ginobli: "My last few shots were short. I don't know if I got tired or what, but I stopped pushing on my legs."
Also, more credit needs to be given to the Warriors. The Spurs shooting woes have been present the entire series, not just one game. There is a reason for that. The W's have consistently played sound defense, have beaten them on the boards, and are matching them in points in the paint.