Warriors 88, Spurs 77 – 10:24 4Q
Klay Thompson. Klay Thompson. Klay Thompson.
He’s got 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting.
Warriors 80, Spurs 75 – End of 3Q
The Spurs closed the fourth quarter on a 14-8 run and refuse to completely go away, no matter how well Kevin Durant keeps playing.
May I also introduce you to some classic Manu Ginobili.
Warriors 59, Spurs 56 – 8:05 3Q
It’s been all Golden State to start the third quarter. Klay Thompson hit a three-pointer followed by a drive to the basket. It was 12-3 run in just four minutes and you know that means: Pop calling a furious timeout.
Spurs 53, Warriors 47 – Halftime
The Spurs have led by as many as eight, the Warriors have led by as many as seven. It’s been back and forth and neck and neck the entire first half. Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge both lead the way with 17 points but it’s been Rudy Gay as the x-factor for the Spurs. He’s got 10 in the first half.
Spurs 35, Warriors 35 – 5:40 2Q
Aldridge has 13, Durant has 12. We’ve got something of a game. For how long?
— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) April 17, 2018
Spurs 25, Warriors 23 – End of 1Q
It was a Spurs 14-6 run to end the quarter. Coach Popovich keeps pushing the Spurs to hang around with this Warriors team.
Spurs 18, Warriors 17 – 4:20 1Q
A close one so far! Andre Igoudala leads the way with 9 points for Golden State and these back to back baskets.
The Golden State Warriors may have finished the regular season on a slump, but they looked in top form in their Game 1 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs. Now the Warriors will try and go up by two, with another home-court matchup on Monday, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT ET (live streaming via TNTDrama.com or the TNT App on various devices).
While the Warriors themselves have tried to embrace the idea of coming into the playoffs with lower expectations, thus allowing them to defy them, nobody really doubted their ability. They are still the most dynamic team in the NBA, and they looked the part in Game 1, while San Antonio simply couldn’t sink a basket.
Steph Curry continues to be out for the Warriors, who won’t have him at all during the series against the Spurs, regardless of its length. Kevin Durant stepped up in a big way in the first game, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The whole team was a lot more defensively sound than they were down the stretch in the regular season.
The Spurs, on the other hand, shot 40 percent from the field, hitting 32 of 80 buckets, while the Warriors put down 44 of 81 (54.3 percent). Golden State brought down 41 defensive rebounds to San Antonio’s 27. Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge was held to just 14 points in the game.
The Warriors completed a four-game sweep of the Spurs in the Western Conference finals a season ago. They’re favored going into Monday’s game. Below, you can find all you need to know to watch the action.
How to watch Spurs vs. Warriors Game 2
Date: Monday, April 16
Location: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, Calif.
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET