Stephen Curry celebrates on the bench in the second half of the Warriors’ Game 4 victory over the Spurs. After losing Saturday to fall into an 0-3 hole in the 2017 Western Conference finals Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes Clearance , Manu Ginobili offered a simple and plain assessment of what his San Antonio Spurs needed to be able to extend their season by taking a game off the full-strength-and-rampaging Golden State Warriors.
“The fact is that it is just too tough. We are missing Kawhi’s offense and defense in this series, and of course Tony,” Ginobili said. “[…] For us to win, we have to play at a 10 level, and they have to play at a seven. We have to try to make them play at a seven, and play our best game.”
Neither happened on Monday night in San Antonio.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant sliced and diced a San Antonio defense missing its premier perimeter stopper. The Spurs once again struggled to generate consistent scoring opportunities without their primary offensive engines. The Warriors took control of Game 4 early and never let go Cheap Nike Air Max Free Shipping , shrugging off the last best shot of a determined but outgunned Spurs team and cruising to a 129-115 closeout win. For the third straight year, Golden State has won the Western Conference and advanced to the NBA Finals.
Curry led all scorers with 36 points on 14-for-24 shooting to go with six assists and five rebounds in the win, continuing a brilliant postseason run that has somewhat quietly seen him incinerate defenses like the unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player he was a season ago.
Durant was the picture of efficiency, pouring in 29 points on 10-for-13 shooting while pulling down 11 rebounds, dishing four assists and delivering one hell of a highlight-reel block on Spurs rookie Dejounte Murray. After missing all of March with an MCL sprain and coming back with only three games left in the regular season, and sitting out two games in the opening round with a calf strain Cheap Nike Air Max China , he too looks completely healthy, as dominant as ever, and very eager to make his return to the Finals five years after his Oklahoma City Thunder fell to LeBron James’ Miami Heat.
Draymond Green delivered his now-customary stat-sheet stuffing (16 points on 10 shots, eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals) and everywhere-at-once team defense. Andre Iguodala (seven points Cheap Nike Air Max Wholesale , six rebounds, three assists, two steals off the bench) began to find his form late in the game after seeming sluggish and battling injury for most of the series. With the exception of Klay Thompson’s continued offensive struggles (3-for-13 from the floor) and persistent sloppiness with the ball (17 turnovers, 11 coming from Steph and KD, leading to 24 Spurs points), this was the Warriors firing on all cylinders Cheap Nike Air Max Sale , taking care of business and looking extremely ready to wipe the sour taste of the conclusion of last season out of their mouths.