Originally posted by Joecool:So the Spurs have controlled nearly every part of the last three games yet the confidence should be with GS?
This is true. GS was better the first two games and the Spurs have been better the last three. Momentum should be on the side of the Spurs.
Originally posted by Joecool:We are very old yet we only have one first quarter starter over 30?
Spurs are old. The three best players are over 30, two of whom are over 35. Duncan has looked like dog s**t at times, and Manu is slow and has missed WAY too many shots. This is why the contributions of young role players like Leonard and Green are so important. Danny Green, by the way, is the series MVP so far. Hope he keeps it up.
Originally posted by Joecool:We cant matchup yet we are shooting a very out of character 3-point percentage?
Spurs have played great defense for most of the series, even when there have been unfavorable matchups. Before last night, the main problem for the Spurs has been lack of hustle (loose balls, rebounds) and offensive execution (missed layups and open shots). If the Spurs had played with game 5's level of intensity and focus throughout, this series would already be over. It has very little to do with outside shooting; Neal and Bonner have been terrible, but that's par for the course and you shouldn't depend on them to be the difference in a playoff series.
Originally posted by Joecool:Hate to say it but the Spurs look like they are getting into the flow the more games this series has gone.
Why do you hate to say that? I would love to say that. The hustle and execution last night gives me reason for optimism, but I have no doubt the Warriors have an amazing performance left in them.
Originally posted by Joecool:Warriors will need to hit prayer shots more often and the Spurs will literally need to go cold again if they are to lose.
I guess so. It's not so much going cold that will doom the Spurs. It's if they let up again and allow the Warriors to control the boards and grab the loose balls. Bogut is a cheap player who gets away with illegal screens and subtle elbows and so forth, but it doesn't really bother me because I think hard-workers who do all the little things deserve to control the paint. If the Spurs don't nut up and get physical, the Warriors will get tons of second chance shots. I can't tell you how many times the Spurs have played great defense, contested a shot which missed, but then the Warriors grabbed the board and Curry or Thompson hit a quick three. It was totally deflating.