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Gamethread Warriors at Spurs: old school versus new school

Damien Jones is down with the D League team, Spurs without Kawhi and Parker

NBA: Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs start two traditional bigs and are dead last in three point attempts - a drastic contrast in style compared to the high-powered Golden State Warriors offense. And yet, both of these franchises continue to be tremendously successful.

The Spurs have dropped three straight, the Warriors have turnover and defensive problems - this should be fun (and occasionally ugly)!

Warriors at Spurs

Thursday, November 2

5:00 p.m.

AT&T Center


RADIO: 95.7 The Game

Still no Kawhi Leonard or Tony Parker for the Spurs, but that hasn’t slowed them down too much behind standout early season performances from Lamarcus Aldridge and Danny Green. These two teams opened last season in a meeting that saw the Warriors crushed by about 30 points. Hopefully the first meeting this time around won’t be as painful for the Dubs. n. The Warr

The Warriors are fresh off a scathing beat down of the Los Angeles Clippers and hopefully that momentum carries over into tonight. Traditionally, Draymond Green has done pretty well against Lamarcu Aldridge, the Spurs leading scorer early in this season.


GSW: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia

SAS: DeJounte Murray, Danny Green, Kyle Anderson, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol


GSW: Damian Jones is on G League assignment. Team Notes

SAS: Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) and Tony Parker (left quadriceps tendon surgery) are out. Team Notes

This will be the first of three regular season matchups between the two teams, but given the Spurs injury situation it isn’t going to provide much of a barometer moving forward.

Still, this will indeed be a good test for the Warriors. As usual, the Spurs boast a stoat defense powered by a fundamentally solid team that is well-versed in switching and covering. It’s going to be a challenge for the Warriors to keep their turnovers down against these Spurs - even without dynamic stalwart defender Kawhi Leonard.

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