APRIL. 11, 2011; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) puts up a shot over Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla (10) during the first quarter at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Spurs (42-16) vs. Warriors (22-37) notes


– Time: 9:30 p.m.

– TV: FSNSW.

– Radio: WOAI-AM 1200, KCOR-AM 1350.

– Spurs injury report: None.

– Warriors injury report: Andrew Bogut (fractured left ankle), Stephen Curry (right ankle) and David Lee (groin, hip) are out. Richard Jefferson (swollen right knee) and Andris Biedrins (mild concussion) are questionable.

– Best offensive lineup: Jenkins-Thompson-Wright-Lee-Tyler has scored 105.1 points per 100 possessions in 139.5 minutes of action.

– Best defensive lineup: The Jenkins-Thompson-Wright-Lee-Tyler also is the Warriors’ best defensive lineup. They aren’t necessarily good per se but, compared to their other lineups, certainly better. They allow 107.3 points per 100 possessions on 46.9 percent shooting. They do, however, protect the perimeter, allowing 32.6 percent shooting from behind the arc.

– Best overall lineup: The Robinson-Thompson-Rush-McGuire-Lee lineup outscores their opponents by 9.3 points per 100 possessions.

– The Spurs shot 7-for-11 (63.6 percent) from the corner in their only meeting against the Warriors.

– The Warriors and Spurs are the top two teams in 3-point percentage, respectively. Both shot exceptionally well in their only meeting. San Antonio converted on 58.8 percent compared to 45 percent for Golden State.

– The Warriors are usually a pretty strong free throw shooting team. Yet, they only converted on 13-of-19 (63.2 percent) against the Spurs.

– The Warriors are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

– Golden State is eighth in defensive FG% at the rim. Opponents only convert on 61.2 percent of their shots compared to the league average of 62.6 percent.

– Unlike other elite shooting teams, Golden State — fifth in eFG% — is not in the playoff hunt. The other nine top 10 shooting teams, in one way or another, are firmly entrenched in the playoffs.

– While the Warriors take care of the ball (6th in turnover rate), they essentially eliminate those possessions by grabbing little offensive rebounds (28th) and allowing opposing teams to crash the offensive glass (30th).

– Not only are the Warriors adept at not getting offensive rebounds but they are also 30th in defensive rebounding rate. The Spurs frontline, as vulnerable as it is, should be able to win the rebounding margin pretty easily.

– Golden State allows their opponents to assist on 61.8 percent of their shots, putting them 29th in the league.

– 27.1 percent of Golden State’s shots are at the rim, good for 27th in the league.

– In 38 minutes, former Spur Richard Jefferson scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting in the Spurs’ six point victory over the Warriors. In his tenure with Golden State (14 games), Jefferson has totaled 27.8 minutes per game, 9.7 points, 55.8 TS% and a 11.9 PER.

– Stephen Jackson, acquired in the deal for Jefferson, is averaging 22.5 minutes, 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and an elite 17.6 defensive rebounding percentage in 10 games with the Spurs.

– The Warriors top three scorers in that game — Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and David Lee — will not be in uniform tonight. They accounted for 74.7 percent of their points and were responsible for 67.5 percent of their field goal attempts.

Tags: David Lee Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson Nate Robinson Richard Jefferson San Antonio Spurs Stephen Curry Stephen Jackson

  • rtesoro440

    It maybe timely to rest some of the players. With so many injured players the warriors may offer least resistance.