QUICKCAP: Spurs Dominate Game 5 With 18 Point Whipping On Warriors

By Michael Rehome

May 14, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) and San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (behind) battle for position during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

The San Antonio Spurs got a total team effort tonight as they defeated the Golden State Warriors 109 to 91 in game five of the Western Conference Semis.  San Antonio came out and did what they needed to do, grab rebounds, win the 50/50 balls and overall get a total team effort.

Tony Parker led the way for San Antonio with a team high 25 points, but the talk of the game would have to be the play of both Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard.  Both players have not been able to produce big numbers on the offensive end but tonight they came out of their shells.  Green finished the game with 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the floor.  Leonard finished with 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting, hitting three from beyond the arc.

Gregg Popovich also turned to Cory Joseph early and he has turned out to be a phenomenal player for San Antonio.  He plays great defense and also does not hesitate to get on the floor.  He finished with 7 points.

What the Spurs also did well was convert on their free throw attempts.  They went to the line 25 times and connected with 19 of them.  Sharing the ball also led the Spurs to their game five win.  They totaled 30 assists on the night, the Warriors 18.

With everyone on the team leaving their marks on the game, there is nothing better to see than the job that San Antonio is doing on the “splash brothers” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.  Both were held down as they combined to score just 13 points on the night.

Full game recap is coming up shortly.