Spurs led most of the way. Low scoring game in first half. A lot of reactions I saw after game two when the Warriors won was how the Spurs may have been in trouble. Well, the Spurs quickly silenced many doubters with a game three win. And they had game four in the bag. It was a wrap it seemed but the Spurs couldn’t do it. Couldn’t finish.
It’s a bad thing when you lose both games on your home floor. It’s even worse when you’re down 3-1 and the next game is on the road. I have the Spurs making it to the finals. And, if history serves well, then the Heat will lose. Am I saying the Spurs are better? Eh, not really. I am saying that LeBron James has yet to beat a Texas team in the finals. His Cavaliers were destroyed by the Spurs int he 2007 finals in a sweep. Then, they lost to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. These are facts.
But we’re not at the finals yet. We’re not even at the conference finals yet. So, I’ll chill. I do say these things to say that I expect the Spurs to beat the Warriors but now this may go the seven game distance.
Can the Spurs respond with a game five statement win? They better, or they’re done for. And really, it goes for the Warriors too. NBA history will tell you that most teams that win game 5 when in a 2-2 tie in a best of seven series win the series. So game five is crucial for both teams but especially the Warriors if you’re into that home court advantage stuff.
It was a game of bad shooting that turned into decent shooting by the end. Spurs controlled most of the game but the Warriors were right there. In the end, poor execution was the Spurs’ demise. And you know that won’t happen again because the Spurs are a very disciplined team. If the Spurs lose, it’s because the Warriors did their thing.
John usually does the recaps for this series and I don’t know of his prediction for the series. But, I will offer mine for game five: Spurs win.
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