The Golden State Warriors blew out the Cleveland Cavaliers on Martin Luther King Jr and the Chicago Bulls after. Now they embarrassed one of the most consistent teams in the San Antonio Spurs 120-90.
“We almost got them,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said jokingly according to Yahoo Sports.
Popovich’s humor is as classless as what he knows now about the Warriors. The Spurs were not on the same level as this team. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry scored 37 points, made six three pointers and five steals. He is right now the most unguardable player in the NBA.
During the game he was guarded by Tony Parker, Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard. Curry made Parker and Mills look silly getting any shot he wants. Leonard guarded him to the best of his ability, but even he couldn’t do anything. The Warriors overall just play team basketball better than anyone else. They are too quick, smart and more importantly great at execution on offense and defense. They don’t care who scores the most points, they care about the win and proving the doubters wrong.
“They outplayed us in every single aspect of the game,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said according to Yahoo Sports. “Aggression was one. Shooting was another one. Defense. Everything. It was the whole package. I don’t think there was one area in which it was close. They just outplayed us in every aspect.We were slow. Not very sharp. It was no game.”
The Spurs as a team are one of the slowest team offensively. Tim Duncan, Parker and Ginobili are not the same players as they were in their prime. Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge make the team good for at least five years. But does it matter with how young and explosive the Warriors are. The Spurs with their championship pedigree know they got a long way to compete with them.
The Warriors are on pace to being arguably the best team ever in NBA history. Whether it’s the Spurs, Cavaliers or the other west teams in the way, it might not matter as they are just on another historic level.
“We do a better job than I think any team does in just worrying about us,” Curry told Yahoo Sports. “That’s a strength of ours. Whoever we are playing, we’re are really kind of stubborn, but we really just think about us.”