Warriors-Spurs (Warriors Lead 2-0)
The Warriors are the better team. That’s obvious. But this is an odd game to predict due to the human element. Sadly, Gregg Popovich lost his wife on Wednesday night. Still, the Spurs must play a basketball game on Thursday. There is no way they’ll be 100 percent mentally for this game. They are already overmatched and their coach has more important things on his mind.
Of course, there’s always a chance the Spurs carry this emotion into a fantastic performance.
You can count on Durant and Thompson for the Warriors. McGee has given them productive minutes thus far and just seems to have the number of the Spurs. If McGee is unable to play, look for Kevon Looney to get those opportunities. As a starter, Iguodala has delivered in both games. All four players can be taken with confidence.
On the Spurs side of things, I just don’t feel comfortable with any of their players. I could see someone like Danny Green getting hot and I can see him being a non-contributor once again. The ship may have sailed on Kyle Anderson being a contributor this series. Gay is probably the best option on San Antonio and even he comes with a certain risk. Getting the Spurs role player who contributes will be a big boost to your lineup. And given how unpredictable the playoffs can be, Manu Ginobili might be that guy.