Every fan had the day marked on their calendars. The Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs were ready to do battle.
Two teams with a combined highest-winning percentage in NBA History to date was the marquee match-up of the year. Once the game started, it was lopsided and the Warriors alongside Stephen Curry proved to not only the Spurs but to the rest of the NBA that they are for real.
San Antonio coming into their match-up against the Warriors were riding a streak of their own, 13-game winning streak. With their best start in franchise history and clicking on every aspect of the game, Spurs were ready for this challenge.
Spurs have had troubles with holding on to the ball in previous games but it has not come to haunt them as bad as it did against the Warriors. This game started off sloppy. Both teams were trying to throw the knockout punch right from the start.
Warriors did a good job with keeping the Spurs on their toes. San Antonio in the first quarter with two-minutes remaining had eight turnovers already and the Warriors being the offensive team that they are, took their mistakes and turned them into points.
“They outplayed us in every single aspect of the game, Aggression was one.” – Spurs guard Manu Ginobili
Give credit to the Warriors and their team. They came out and played about as good of a game as you could. San Antonio playing without Tim Duncan whom did not make the trip due to a knee injury, were flat, overpassing, missing their spots, just not the Spurs team that we have seen coming in with a winning streak as they had.
Manu Ginobili summed it up in his pregame wrap-up when he stated the Warriors, ‘outplayed us in every single aspect of the game,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said.
For the game, the Spurs had 26 turnovers. You do not have to be a genius to figure out that you will not get the job done against the Warriors whom have many offensive weapons.
Being that this was their first meeting against one another, the Warriors and Spurs will meet three other times this season. These two teams will meet once again in March when the Warriors come to San Antonio.
Better believe that in that game, the Warriors will definitely see a different Spurs team.