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The Warriors achieved their goal of winning one of the two games in San Antonio, and now the Western Conference semifinals moves to Oakland for Games 3 and 4. Rich Twu (Golden State of Mind) and Ben Cruz (Bleacher Report) reflect on Game 2 and share their thoughts on what lies ahead in this series as we continue the Bloggers Roundtable.

What adjustments do the Warriors need make as the series moves to Oakland?

Ben Cruz | Bleacher Report | @cruzkontrol
Offensively, the Warriors need to find a way to get the ball moving more. Whenever the offense has become stagnant, it is a result of relying on too much dribbling, too many isolations and not looking to get others involved. They've benefited in the first two games with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson individually getting hot and causing all sorts of nightmares for the Spurs, but they can't put all their hopes on the backcourt remaining on fire.

Defensively, Golden State needs to figure out how to challenge jump shots more effectively. San Antonio had plenty of great looks throughout Game 2 but luckily for the Warriors, not all of them fell. If this Spurs team keeps getting those same shots as the series goes on, they will find ways to make the Warriors pay.

Rich Twu | Golden State of Mind | @poormanscommish
The Warriors can't be too confident going back to Oracle. Ezeli needs to play a little bit better defense on Duncan, not allow Timmy to go right handed. They have to brace for the fact that the Spurs will be coming in ultra-focused. Finally, Jarrett Jack just needs to analyze the film, and play better and value every possession.

What was the biggest play of Game 2?

Ben Cruz | Bleacher Report | @cruzkontrol
It had to be Draymond Green's three-pointer with 6:40 left in the game to put the Warriors back up nine. Up until that point, momentum and fate seemed to both be in the Spurs' favor and San Antonio looked determined to deliver a harsh dose of deja vu to Golden State and their fans by trimming what was once a 20-point lead to single digits. Green was likely not the first, second or third option on that play but he somehow got a clean look from long distance and buried what ended up being a huge, huge shot. It seemed to suck the air out of the crowd at the AT&T Center but more importantly gave the Warriors the extra breathing room they needed to notch their first win in San Antonio since 1997.

Rich Twu | Golden State of Mind | @poormanscommish
The play that epitomized Klay Thompson's defensive prowess. It's all kind of a blur, but late in the game he was able to backpedal on Parker and force a miss. The Spurs missed another shot in the paint and Klay got the defensive rebound in that mess. He was everywhere on that play. Perhaps the defensive sequence of the year for him and possibly for anyone. It was just a complete defensive display.

Klay Thompson's defense through the first two games of this series has been one of the Warriors' greatest strengths. (photo: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty)

What are your predictions for the rest of this series?

Ben Cruz | Bleacher Report | @cruzkontrol
I see the Warriors continuing to not make this series easy on San Antonio. They've shown through the first two games that they are more than capable of hanging with the perennial title contenders and the Spurs look almost shocked at what Golden State has brought to the table. This series has the makings of a classic one and could be pushed to the 7-game limit. This isn't your typical 2-seed vs. a 6-seed matchup and the Warriors have made sure that everyone notices that.

Rich Twu | Golden State of Mind | @poormanscommish
I think the Warriors have a good shot at closing it out in 6 games, similar to the Denver series. I had predicted 7. And Steph Curry might have another big game coming. If the Warriors can win Game 3, it may be just enough to somewhat demoralize the non-Big Three contributors of the Spurs.


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