Spurs put win streak on the line against inexplicably scary Warriors
They shouldn’t because they’ve been incredibly inconsistent this season and are without their defensive anchor in Andrew Bogut. They also are coming off a back-and-forth overtime win in Dallas that probably has them exhausted. Also, the Spurs have owned them this season regardless of who is playing.
So no, I shouldn’t be concerned about the Warriors. You could argue that the Spurs might be looking past them with Oklahoma City looming Thursday night, but that hasn’t been a problem for this Spurs team during this 18-game winning streak. They seem to be taking the one game at a time mantra to heart. Gregg Popovich, generally speaking, can coach the pants off Mark Jackson when Jackson isn’t feuding with his coaches. The Warriors bench is pretty terrible when they’re healthy and they’re not even healthy right now.
I imagine this nagging feeling is going to go away before tip-off. One player not named LeBron James or Kevin Durant shouldn’t strike fear in me like that. Curry is awesome, but the Warriors have so much else going on right now, this game shouldn’t concern Spurs fans. However, this is a team that’s won six of their last 10 games and has every incentive to win as many games as they can in April.
Currently, they sit just two games ahead of Phoenix and Memphis for sixth place in the West and are only 2 1/2 games up on Dallas in ninth. Failing to make the playoffs would be a disaster for this team. They’re also only two games out of fifth place, which would most likely earn them a date with a hobbled Houston Rockets team (possibly no Patrick Beverly in round one) instead of a red-hot Los Angeles Clippers.
So yes, turns out there is a reason to fear the Warriors. It’s desperation. It can be a funny thing, especially when the Spurs are devoid of desperation, distracted or if San Antonio has an off-shooting night. The Spurs haven’t shown us many off-nights over the past month, but we know it’s coming. It could come tonight and a streaky team like the Warriors could be the ones to stop the Spurs winning streak.
Tip-off from the AT&T Center is set for 7:30 pm central and the game can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest. For Spurs fans looking for tickets to tonight’s game, visit our friends at TiqIQ.