Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs
|Golden State Warriors||113|
|San Antonio Spurs||111|
The San Antonio Spurs had a better chance win game 1 against the Golden State Warriors at their Western Conference Finals match up, until Kawhi Leonard got an ankle injury and needed to leave the court and allowing the Warriors to come back and win on Sunday.
The Warriors defeated the Spurs with the final score of 113-111.
With the win, the Golden State now took a 1-0 lead and with another home court advantage heading to the game 2 on Wednesday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Warrior again got an impressive performance to their star point guard and 2-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry with 40 huge points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals for the game.
Other key players from the team who scored in double figure include Kevin Durant with 34 points and Zaza Pachulia with 11 points and 9 rebounds.
As for the San Antonio Spurs, center LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, injured Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points, Manu Ginobili added 17 points and Jonathan Simmons with 12 points for the game. They did not get enough scoring help from Pau Gasol and Danny Green. The Spurs are continuously playing with their point guard Tony Parker who is still recovering from his injury.
It was a sorry loss for the Spurs after seeing Leonard leaving the court in the 3rd quarter, despite having a comfortable 25-point lead. This allowed the Warriors to take the momentum and blasted them with an 18-0 run, which lead them to victory.
They need to win on Wednesday to prevent a 0-2 deficit against the Warriors.
Scoring by quarters: