San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors

The star-studded Golden State Warriors will host the San Antonio Spurs, as two of the league’s best head
coaches will go head-to-head Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 9:30 p.m., as the first-place Warriors have
gone 19-7 at Oracle Arena this season. Steve Kerr’s team is 9-1 over their past 10 games, and coming off
a 115-101 victory over Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs decided to deal Kawhi
Leonard to the Toronto Raptors this offseason in exchange for DeMar DeRozan and Gregg Popovich still
has his team in the playoff hunt at 32-23 and 6th place in the West. The Spurs have struggled on the road
this season going 10-16, but have won 7 of their last 10 games. Their last game ended in a 127-112 loss
to the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors are -11 in this game.

Spurs Have the Ingredients

The Spurs took down the Warriors back in November, 104-92. San Antonio was playing at home in that
game, and the Warriors were without Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins. This
should be an entirely different matchup this time around, as both these teams enter fully healthy. The
Spurs will be a little thin at the point guard position with Derrick White sidelined, but Patty Mills and Bryn
Forbes will both fill in at point. This should be a very exciting game to watch between the top two teams
in three-point percentage. The Spurs are ranked 1st in the league shooting 40.5% from three and the
Warriors rank 2nd shooting 38.6%. Pretty remarkable considering the Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,”
but San Antonio has shooters as well. Rudy Gay is shooting 41.1%, Davis Bertans at 47.2%, Bryn Forbes at
42%, Patty Mills at 39.7%, and Marco Belinelli at 39.1% are enough to keep up with a team like the
Warriors. The Spurs have the shooters, but they’re led by DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge.
DeRozan provides 21.3 ppg, 6.2 appg, 6.2 rpg, while Aldridge is averaging 21.2 ppg and 8.9 rpg.

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Warriors Full of Stars

They’ll face a team that is putting a group of All-Stars out on the court each night. Stephen Curry, Klay
Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins, we’ll maybe never see a lineup as
good as this one ever again. With that said, we are at a period in time where you need three superstars to
win a championship. These super teams really began when Lebron James and Chris Bosh decided to
team up with Dwyane Wade in Miami during the 2010 season. Curry averages 29.2 ppg, Durant averages
27.5 ppg, and Klay Thompson averages 21.8 ppg.

Warriors Win Again

The Warriors can beat you in so many ways because of the number of scorers they have. Cousins is still
making his way back, while Green has taken a step back in scoring to help this team in defense, passing
and rebounding. Then you have the perfect head coach in Steve Kerr to keep all these stars happy and
playing well. ESPN is giving the Warriors a 79.1% chance to win on Wednesday night, and with this team
back at full health it’s hard to disagree with them. Take Golden State to win by double digits and cover the
spread.

Reno Morelli

Former 3/5 Cav Army Black Knights Bosnia Veteran. Former Bookie. Current expert on booze, beers and anything that requires a controller.

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