The San Antonio Spurs and the Warriors duked it out Thursday in Round three. These two meet up again Sunday and everyone will be available for San Antonio.
San Antonio Head Coach is not playing any games. During his teams 101-112 loss to the Warriors at Oracle Arena, there was a time in the game that both coaches showed how much they wanted to win. The passion was there. If four times during a season is not enough for these two teams, they could possibly meet each other in the Western Conference Finals.
Bring it on right?
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These two have gone two to two protecting their home floor, and that is a reason why it is important to gain that advantage through-out the playoffs. The adjustments were made by the Warriors after their loss in San Antonio in March and dominated the Spurs.
Popovich known for resting his players anytime the moment presents itself said he will play his full complement of players on Sunday. As he told reporters on Thursday, getting them into a rhythm before the post season is important.
“You need to play a couple of games in a row,” Popovich told reporters Thursday. “You can’t just sit them, play, sit them, play, sit them, play. That’s too disjointed. That’s why we played everybody at Utah and everybody tonight to get everyone into a rhythm.”
The Spurs are dealing with one injury and that is to a key contributor to their team, Boris Diaw (sore, right abductor). Unsure whether Diaw will be able to go on Sunday when the Warriors return to San Antonio for the final matchup of the regular season between the two.
The Spurs play Friday against the Denver Nuggets and Popovich did say he will rest players against them stating resting players two games in a row does not make sense.
“We don’t want to sit them two games in a row going into the playoffs,” Popovich said. “It doesn’t make much sense.”