Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs continues tonight as the San Antonio Spurs host the Golden State Warriors.
San Antonio comes into Round 2 after a sweep of the Lakers in Round 1. Tony Parker has been outstanding coming off a late-season injury. Parker leads the Spurs in scoring with 22.7 points per game. Tim Duncan is in great form, as well, averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. The Spurs unit is resembling the teams that won 4 NBA titles from 1999 to 2007.
The Warriors come into the second round after a fast-paced 6-game series against Denver. They boast the top-scoring offense in the playoffs at 107.2 ppg. They will face a Spurs defense that is tied for 2nd in scoring defense (85.3 ppg). The Golden State offense has 5 players averaging double-figure scoring, led by Stephen Curry at 24.3 ppg. In addition, center Andrew Bogut had a nice first-round, contributing 8.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
Golden State faces much the same delimma as Chicago does facing the Miami Heat: can they outscore an efficient Spurs offense for 4 games in 7 tries. The Warriors’ young players will have to remain composed against the veteran San Antonio squad.
Game7Dads predicts: San Antonio in 5.