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The Golden St Warriors will look to bounce back in Game 2 of their best of seven NBA playoff series when they play the San Antonio Spurs in a pro basketball contest on Wednesday night. Start time from San Antonio is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The NBA playoff odds from Game 2 has the home club San Antonio Spurs favored by -8 points with an over under line of 204 ½ points. Early money from the bettors has not moved this betting line since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The San Antonio Spurs squeak out Game 1 of this best of seven playoff series from the Western conference after a double overtime 129-127 home victory against the Golden St Warriors as a -9 point betting favorite. The game finished over the total of 202 ½ points.
Golden St fails to hold on to a 16 point lead with just under four minutes remaining in regulation as the Spurs go on an 18-2 run to close out the fourth quarter. The Warriors blow the game in the second overtime period by breaking down defensively and allowing an open three point shot by Manu Ginobili in the closing seconds. The Warriors blow a 51% shooting game and hit on 11 of 30 three pointers. They give away the game a third and fourth way by missing 10 of 24 free throws and committing 21 turnovers. Stephen Curry led Golden St with 44 points and 11 assists as he made 18 of his 35 shots in nearly 58 minutes of play. Harrison Barnes in 52 minutes had 19 points and 12 rebounds on 8 of 14 shooting. Golden St is the best three point shooting team in basketball as they connect on 40.3% from three. They limit their opponents to just 43.9% shooting ranking fourth in the league.
The Spurs shot 43.8% in their victory and made 13 of 26 from the three point line. The team was efficient from the free throw line by making 24 of 28 from the charity stripe. They had seven less rebounds than the Warriors. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 28 points and eight assists on 11 of 26 from the field. Danny Green contributed with 22 points as he made 8 of his 14 shots. The Spurs are a top five offense in the league in all four important areas of points per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting.
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