NBA Game 5 Pick Prediction San Antonio Spurs versus Golden St Warriors Odds Playoff Preview 5-16-2012

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The San Antonio Spurs will look for a berth into the Western conference finals as they take the court to face the Golden St Warriors in Game 6 of their best of seven NBA playoff series with a pro basketball contest on Thursday night. The Spurs and Warriors will tip off game six from Golden St at 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The playoff odds from game six of this NBA series has the road team San Antonio Spurs favored by -1 point with an over under line of 195 ½ points. There has been no line movement in game six since the odds were released a few hours ago.

The Spurs takes the 3-2 series lead in this best of seven playoff after their game five 109-91 home victory against the Golden St Warriors as a -7 point betting favorite. The total landed over 195 points.

San Antonio got off to a great start with the 37-28 lead after one period. The Spurs closed the door in the second half as they outscored the Warriors 55-40 in victory. The team enjoyed a 51.9% shooting performance and made 10 of 21 three pointers. San Antonio got to the free throw line 25 times and made 19 free throws. They had four less turnovers and grabbed two more rebounds than the Warriors. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 25 points and 10 assists as he made 9 of his 16 shots. Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and seven boards on 6 of 10 shooting. San Antonio is a very efficient offense as they rank in the top five of the league in all four key areas of points per game, field goal, three point and free throw shooting. They have held Golden St to under 100 points in their past three games of this series.

The Warriors shot 47.3% from the field in game five and connected on 6 of 16 from three point distance. They struggled at the free throw line by missing 8 of 23 from the charity stripe. Harrison Barnes had 25 points and seven rebounds on 10 of 18 shooting. Jarrett Jack came off the bench for 20 points as he made 9 of his 16 shots. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 13 points on a miserable 6 of 22 shooting. Golden St leads the league in three point shooting as they make 40.3% for the season. Outside shots are harder to make in the post season as the defense intensifies and opponents get to know you better and better with each game. The Warriors have held their opponents to 43.9% shooting on the year good for four best in the NBA.

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