Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

San Antonio Spurs eliminate James Harden, Houston Rockets in Game 6 rout

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Rita Gibson | 17 May, 2017, 10:57

Come next term, the probability that they will be singing the praises of their Angolan-Congolese/Swiss Center, Clint Capela is very high, as the 22 year old, 3rd year big man continued his impressive playoff basketball in the 114-75 loss to San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Leonard is expected to be ready for Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday which will reduce Aldridge's role back to the number two option. What made the blowout victory especially impressive is that they got it done without their best player, in superstar two-way forward Kawhi Leonard.

Game 6: May 26 at San Antonio, 6 p.m. But from the Spurs' side, a completely healthy roster for the series' duration and a head start of 15 points per game against the West's two-time defending champs might be nice. Each year, the Warriors held up their end of the bargain and were in the Western Conference Finals, but the Spurs will finally join them.

The Warriors and the Spurs met three times in the regular season with the Warriors winning the first two games by an average of 25.5 points before the Spurs won the latest meeting by 110-98 back on March 29.

FILE - In this December 25, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' Channing Frye as Kyrie Irving, left rear, defends during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. But Golden State happens to be the No. 2 overall defense, only giving up 0.5 more points per 100 possessions than the Spurs.

"For whatever reason, this game we didn't have the juice and the stuff", said D'Antoni, who fell to 0-5 in postseason series against Popovich and San Antonio.

BoE Leave Rates Unchanged, QE Remains Stable
At the same time, the Bank forecast a tough year ahead for families amid a sharp jump in the cost of living and lower wage growth. The pound also fell 0.7 percent to 84.87 pence per euro after the single currency saw broad buying following some weak US data.

A critical factor for the Spurs will be the health of MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, who along with starting point guard Tony Parker missed the last game against the Rockets.

For five games there was no telling who would take the Western Conference Semifinal series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets.

At 47 years old, Brown is almost 20 years younger than the 68-year-old Popovich, but I don't know if he should take Pop so lightly. "As a team, as a unit, we didn't have a rhythm and they capitalized on that". "It goes to show, I think we have everybody here that's capable of getting the job done".

After acknowledging for several years that they aspire to be Spurs 2.0, the Warriors will come face to face with the real thing in the next round of the playoffs. Without his physical presence, Aldridge went to work, scoring 10 points in the first quarter as the Spurs jumped to a 31-24 lead.

"He just has a presence about him", Popovich said. At some point during this series, Gregg Popovich is going to make a clever adjustment that the Warriors were not expecting, and with it some Spur we weren't expecting is going to be a put in a position to succeed. That sort of really began the era of the Warriors we know today.

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