The Spurs travel to Oakland to play the Warriors in the Western Conference first-round playoffs Game 2 at Oracle Arena on Monday. The San Antonio Spurs (0-1) looked lost in their opening game, as they lacked competitiveness in their 21-point defeat on Saturday, What was really disturbing was how quickly that game got out of hand, as the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t recover from a 28-17 first quarter in favor of the Golden State Warriors. They simply looked outmatched, as they only connected on just 40 percent of their shots while being out-rebounded 50-31 NBA Full Games.
No player on the roster had more than 15 points either, as La-Marcus Aldridge was the only starter to reach double figures in scoring. That’s a scary sign going forward, as this 28th-ranked offense has a lot of ground to make up to compete with the potent Warriors offense. The Golden State Warriors (1-0) come into these playoffs as an underdog for the first time in nearly three years, as the opening game reminded people just how dangerous they can be. The effectiveness of Golden State Warriors offense was on display in that 113-92 win, as they recorded 32 assists and hit over 54 percent of their shots.