The Warriors play the visiting Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs at Oracle Arena on Saturday. The Golden State Warriors (58-24) won’t have Stephen Curry for this game, and quite possibly for the entire first-round series against San Antonio Spurs, but that shouldn’t be much of a problem for them since they have other players capable of carrying with the bulk of the offense such as Kevin Durant (26.4 PPG) or Klay Thompson (20.0 PPG).NBA Full Games
But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to fix some things here and there, especially on the defensive end of the court. The Golden State Warriors struggled down the stretch, losing 10 of their last 17 to finish seven games behind Houston for the best record in the West. But this is a team that is built for the playoffs, and they have kept most of the core that has won two championships in the past three years. The numbers do give the Golden State Warriors a slight edge, however, as they compiled a strong 29-12 mark playing at home during the regular season.Will they reflect that in the playoffs opener? The Spurs (47-35) enter the postseason having lost five of their last nine, including 122-98 at New Orleans on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale, but that shouldn’t be a problem for them.