2016-2017 NBA regular season western finals game 1, Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs full NBA replay (western conference) (scores update) May 13, 2017 Saturday night at “Oracle Arena, Oakland” nba replay full games, result and recap today.
The Golden State Warriors trailed by as many as 25 points but came back to win 113-111 after San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury. Chef Curry was at his finest with 40 points (14-of-26 from the floor and 7-of-16 from 3-point range), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 4 turnovers and 0 fouls in 39 minutes.
Curry hit his team’s first bucket of the game and went on cruise control from there. He absolutely abused his primary defender, Patty Mills, all afternoon long, coming off every type of screen imaginable to drain 3s from around the arc. In the second quarter, he channeled his court awareness into his trademark stroke after hitting two free throws, then stealing the ball off the San Antonio inbounds pass and hitting a deep ball for a five-point swing. In the third quarter alone, he dropped a monstrous 19 points.
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS – GAME 1 – Series starts 5/14
ESPN Staff Writer
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook isn’t giving the San Antonio Spurs much of a chance against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.
After the Spurs routed the Houston Rockets on Thursday night to advance, the Westgate opened San Antonio as a +900 underdog and Golden State as a massive -1600 favorite to win the series.[tptabs_ultimate width=”” initialtab=1 autoplayinterval=0 color=”dark”]
A $100 bet on the Warriors to win the series would win $6.25. That same $100 bet on the Spurs would win $900.
The Warriors are 8-0 this postseason and are looking to return to the NBA Finals for the third straight year. Standing in their way is a playoff-tested San Antonio team, albeit one that is without injured point guard Tony Parker and now has a banged-up Kawhi Leonard.
Golden State was a -20,000 favorite against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the postseason and a -10,000 favorite against the Utah Jazz in the second round. The Warriors are currently 5-14 favorites to win the NBA title after opening the season 3-2 back in May 2016.
The Spurs were 8.5-point underdogs against the Rockets on Thursday night, the second-largest underdog they’ve been in 268 playoff games under Gregg Popovich. The only other time that San Antonio was a bigger playoff underdog was at the Los Angeles Lakers on May 27, 2001, a game the Spurs lost 111-82 as 9-point underdogs.
The Western Conference finals begin Sunday at Golden State. The Spurs are currently consensus 10.5-point underdogs in Game 1 in Las Vegas sportsbooks.