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Game preview: Golden State Warriors look to tie record against San Antonio Spurs

Day two of a back-to-back road trip and boy is this a big one! The Warriors visit San Antonio to do two things: Extend the win streak to 72 and finally steal a regular-season win in San Antonio!

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Golden State Warriors
71-9 (33-7 ROAD)
San Antonio Spurs
65-14 (39-0 HOME)
April 10, 2016
AT&T Center — San Antonio, TX
4 p.m. PST

TV: NBA TV (national), CSN Bay Area (local)

Radio: KNBR 680 AM

Blog Buddy: Pounding The Rock
Projected Starters
Stephen Curry G Tony Parker
Klay Thompson G Danny Green
Harrison Barnes F Kawhi Leonard
Draymond Green F LaMarcus Aldridge
Andrew Bogut C Tim Duncan
Key Injuries
Kevon Looney (hip) - Out
Boris Diaw (groin) - Questionable


Team Overviews

The Warriors. After an ugly game in Memphis last night, the Warriors are just one win away from tying the Chicago Bulls 72-win record!

1 win away from tying the Bulls 72 game record!

One win away from tying the Bulls 72-win record!

The only thing that stands in their way are the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors escaped a disastrous game filled with poor shooting and turnovers. They managed to survive the Grizzlies' onslaught with Draymond Green leading the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 37 points. Next stop: San Antonio to tie one of the league's most storied records.

The Spurs. Both teams are playing for something today. If San Antonio wins, they move one home win (vs. OKC) away from a perfect season at home. They're recovering from their first back-to-back losses of the season, against the Warriors followed by Denver on Friday night.

Though they played short-handed against the Nuggets, Tim Duncan scored 21 points (a season high), 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Without a doubt the Spurs are looking for payback after Thursday's loss at the Roaracle and to keep their home streak alive.

Key to the game: Intensity.

To rest or not to rest is there even a balance? Will Coach Popovich rest their players or play them at full strength? How do we follow? Whatever our team decides, we need to play with intensity. Think of it as an opportunity. I'm all for rest but if we can extend the win streak to 72 and finally beat the Spurs in San Antonio this will be a game everyone will be talking about for a long time. We just need to go in there with a winning attitude and intensity that will help us close out the game.

Highlight Predictions:

- Draymond Green. The heartbeat of the Warriors needs to bring it and the kitchen sink against the Spurs. His defensive presence will be a key factor for our squad to succeed. He had a huge game against Memphis, we can only image what he brings to the Spurs.

- Stephen Curry needs to have an over the top performance tonight if the Warriors want to steal one in San Antonio. His leadership and floor presence is a key component to victory.

- Klay Thompson. Right behind Steph's spotlight, Klay needs to have a high impact night as well and contribute some crazy numbers. San Antonio is in for a big challenge if the Splash Brothers catch fire.

- The impossible. Would I give for a win in San Antonio! The last time we won I was 20 years old and the number 1 hit in the Pop charts was Toni Braxton's "Un-Break My Heart!" A win tonight would bring this Warriors fan to tears... of joy!

Win Prediction

We've been waiting since 1997 for a regular season win in San Antonio. If we're going to do it, let's do it today! Dubs win it 124-119 in overtime! We can dream big right!

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