' + thisMonth + ' ' + thisDay + ' ' + thisWeekday + ' ' + thisTime + ' • ' + hostArena + ' • ' + hostLocation + '
' if (thisBuyLink != "NULL") htmlHeaderJSON += ''; $("#headerGD").html(htmlHeaderJSON); updateStatsXML(); } /* setupGameDetailStats() * Called from gameDetailFeedCallback */ function setupGameDetailStats() { var htmlHeaderGD = '', htmlScoreGSW = '', htmlScoreOpp = '', htmlScoreByQuarter = '', htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 = '', htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 = '', htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 = '', htmlGameLeaders = '', htmlBoxScore = '', htmlAdvancedStats = '', gameLine, numPeriods, visitorLine, visitingTeamScore, visitingTeamAbbrev, visitingTeamLine, visitingTeamCity, visitingTeamName, visitingTeamNameCSS, visitingPlayers, homeLine, homeTeamScore, homeTeamAbbrev, homeTeamLine, homeTeamCity, homeTeamName, homeTeamNameCSS, homePlayers, playLine, timeRemaining, currentQuarter, i; gameLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("gd"); gameStatus = (gameLine[0]).getAttribute("st"); numPeriods = parseInt((gameLine[0]).getAttribute("p")); visitorLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("v"); visitingTeamScore = (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("s"); visitingTeamAbbrev = (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("a"); homeLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("h"); homeTeamScore = (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("s"); homeTeamAbbrev = (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("a"); // Determine home and away teams if ((visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("a") == "GSW") { htmlScoreGSW = '' + visitingTeamScore + ''; htmlScoreOpp = '' + homeTeamScore + ''; visitingTeamCity = "Golden State"; visitingTeamName = "Warriors"; homeTeamCity = oppCity; homeTeamName = oppTeam; // CSS for header row of team, special exception for Trail Blazers since they are the only two word team visitingTeamNameCSS = visitingTeamName; homeTeamNameCSS = homeTeamName; if (homeTeamNameCSS == "Trail Blazers") homeTeamNameCSS = "Blazers"; } else { htmlScoreGSW = '' + homeTeamScore + ''; htmlScoreOpp = '' + visitingTeamScore + ''; visitingTeamCity = oppCity; visitingTeamName = oppTeam; homeTeamCity = "Golden State"; homeTeamName = "Warriors"; // CSS for header row of team, special exception for Trail Blazers since they are the only two word team homeTeamNameCSS = homeTeamName; visitingTeamNameCSS = visitingTeamName; if (visitingTeamNameCSS == "Trail Blazers") visitingTeamNameCSS = "Blazers"; } $("#oppLogoProbableStarters").attr('src', 'http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/2.0/sect/gameline/teams/' + oppAbbrev + '.gif'); htmlHeaderGD = '
' + htmlScoreGSW + '
' + htmlScoreOpp + '
'; if (gameStatus != nbaStartTime) { if (firstLoad) { currentTabNav = $(btnTabToLoadUrl); $(currentTabNav).addClass("activeBtn"); loadTabGameday(tabToLoadUrl); firstLoad = 0; } if (gameStatus == "FINAL") { // Setup quarter by quarter score for (i=0; i
 
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
'; } else if (i Q' + i + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("q" + i) + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("q" + i) + '
'; } else { htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 += '
OT' + (i-4) + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("ot" + (i-4)) + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("ot" + (i-4)) + '
'; } } htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 += '
Final
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + visitingTeamScore + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + homeTeamScore + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarter = htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 + htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 + htmlScoreByQuarterRow3; htmlHeaderGD += '
' + htmlScoreByQuarter + '
'; } else { playLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("pla"); timeRemaining = (playLine[0]).getAttribute("cl"); currentQuarter = (gameLine[0]).getAttribute("st"); htmlHeaderGD += '
' + currentQuarter + '
' + timeRemaining + '
'; setTimeout(function(){updateStatsXML()}, 10000); } // Setup Box Score, start with visiting team htmlBoxScore += ''; visitingTeamLine = visitorLine[0].getElementsByTagName("t"); visitingPlayers = visitorLine[0].getElementsByTagName("pl"); htmlBoxScore += setupTeamBoxScore(visitingTeamLine, visitingPlayers, visitingTeamScore); // Home team htmlBoxScore += '
' + visitingTeamCity + ' ' + visitingTeamName + '
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs pts
'; homeTeamLine = homeLine[0].getElementsByTagName("t"); homePlayers = homeLine[0].getElementsByTagName("pl"); htmlBoxScore += setupTeamBoxScore(homeTeamLine, homePlayers, homeTeamScore); $("#boxScoreTable").html(htmlBoxScore); // Setup Advanced Stats var visitingTeamFGA, visitingTeamFGM, visitingTeamFGP = "N/A", homeTeamFGA, homeTeamFGM, homeTeamFGP = "N/A", visitingTeamTPA, visitingTeamTPM, visitingTeamTPP = "N/A", homeTeamTPA, homeTeamTPM, homeTeamTPP = "N/A", visitingTeamFTA, visitingTeamFTM, visitingTeamFTP = "N/A", homeTeamFTA, homeTeamFTM, homeTeamFTP = "N/A", htmlTeamLeaders; visitingTeamFGA = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fga"); visitingTeamFGM = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fgm"); if (visitingTeamFGA != "0") // Don't want to divide by 0 visitingTeamFGP = ((visitingTeamFGM / visitingTeamFGA) * 100).toFixed(1); homeTeamFGA = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fga"); homeTeamFGM = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fgm"); if (homeTeamFGA != "0") homeTeamFGP = ((homeTeamFGM / homeTeamFGA) * 100).toFixed(1); visitingTeamTPA = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpa"); visitingTeamTPM = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpm"); if (visitingTeamTPA != "0") visitingTeamTPP = ((visitingTeamTPM / visitingTeamTPA) * 100).toFixed(1); homeTeamTPA = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpa"); homeTeamTPM = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpm"); if (homeTeamTPA != "0") homeTeamTPP = ((homeTeamTPM / homeTeamTPA) * 100).toFixed(1); visitingTeamFTA = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fta"); visitingTeamFTM = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ftm"); if (visitingTeamFTA != "0") visitingTeamFTP = ((visitingTeamFTM / visitingTeamFTA) * 100).toFixed(1); homeTeamFTA = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fta"); homeTeamFTM = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ftm"); if (homeTeamFTA != "0") homeTeamFTP = ((homeTeamFTM / homeTeamFTA) * 100).toFixed(1); htmlTeamLeaders = setupTeamLeaders(visitingPlayers, homePlayers); htmlAdvancedStats += '
' + homeTeamCity + ' ' + homeTeamName + '
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs pts
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + '
' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
     
    • ' + visitingTeamFGP + '%

    • ' + homeTeamFGP + '%

  • '; htmlAdvancedStats += '
    • ' + visitingTeamTPP + '%

    • ' + homeTeamTPP + '%

    • ' + visitingTeamFTP + '%

    • ' + homeTeamFTP + '%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
'; htmlAdvancedStats += '
'; htmlAdvancedStats += '
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + ' ' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
Total Rebounds ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("reb") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("reb") + '
Turnovers ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tu") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tu") + '
Fast Break Pts ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fbpts") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fbpts") + '
Biggest Lead ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ble") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ble") + '
Points in the Paint ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("pip") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("pip") + '
Bench Points ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("bpts") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("bpts") + '
'; htmlAdvancedStats += '
' + htmlTeamLeaders + '
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + ' ' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
'; $("#advancedStatsHolder").remove(); $("#tabHighlights").append(htmlAdvancedStats); } else { currentTabNav = $("#btnTabPreview"); $(currentTabNav).addClass("activeBtn"); loadTabGameday("#tabPreview"); $("#btnTabHighlights").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabHighlights").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabBoxScore").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabBoxScore").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabInterviews").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabInterviews").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabPhotos").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabPhotos").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabPhotos").attr('href', '#_'); $("#btnTabPhotos").attr('target', '_self'); $("#headerBuyNowBtn").css('display', 'block'); } $("#headerGDScores").html(htmlHeaderGD); // Not calling the team score XML because team records are incorrect in them right now (as of 11/1/12) //IFrameXDR.init("http://data.nba.com/data/tvc/xhr.html").request("GET", "http://data.nba.com/data/5s/xml/mobile_teams/2012/teams/warriors_scores.xml", null, null, teamScoresFeedCallback); // Call after so the calls don't slow each other down, not sure if this actually helps } /* updateStatsXML() * called to initally load in stats * called repeatedly if the game is ongoing to continually update the stats */ function updateStatsXML() { IFrameXDR.init("http://data.nba.com/data/tvc/xhr.html").request("GET", gameDetailFeedUrl, null, null, gameDetailFeedCallback); } /* setupTeamBoxScore(thisTeamLine, thisPlayers, thisTeamScore) * thisTeamLine is the score line of team totals * thisPlayers is an array of the players on either the visiting or home team * thisTeamScore is exactly what its name suggests * Returns the html for the player rows of the box score table */ function setupTeamBoxScore(thisTeamLine, thisPlayers, thisTeamScore) { var htmlThisTeam = "", i, thisPlayerLength = thisPlayers.length; for (i=0; i '; else htmlThisTeam += ''; // Starters (first 5 players) names in bold if (i '; else htmlThisTeam += ''; htmlThisTeam += (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fi") + '. ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("ln") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("pos") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("min") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fgm") + '-' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fga") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("tpm") + '-' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("tpa") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("ftm") + '-' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fta") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("oreb") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("dreb") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("reb") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("ast") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("f") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("stl") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("tu") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("blk") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("pts") + ' '; } htmlThisTeam += ' Totals     ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fgm") + '-' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fga") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpm") + '-' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpa") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ftm") + '-' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fta") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("oreb") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("dreb") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("reb") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ast") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("f") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("stl") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tu") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("blk") + ' ' + thisTeamScore + ' '; return htmlThisTeam; } function setupTeamLeaders(visitingPlayers, homePlayers) { var i, htmlTeamLeaders = '', visitingPlayersLength = visitingPlayers.length, homePlayersLength = homePlayers.length, visitingTeamLeaderPts, visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderRbs, visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderAst, visitingTeamLeaderAstTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderAstNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderStl, visitingTeamLeaderStlTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderStlNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderBlk, visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderPts, homeTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderPtsNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderRbs, homeTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderRbsNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderAst, homeTeamLeaderAstTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderAstNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderStl, homeTeamLeaderStlTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderStlNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderBlk, homeTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderBlkNum = 0, currentPlayerName, currentPlayerPts, currentPlayerRbs, currentPlayerAst, currentPlayerStl, currentPlayerBlk; for (i=0; i visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderPts = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum = currentPlayerPts; } else if (currentPlayerPts == visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied++; visitingTeamLeaderPts = visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerRbs > visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderRbs = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum = currentPlayerRbs; } else if (currentPlayerRbs == visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied++; visitingTeamLeaderRbs = visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerAst > visitingTeamLeaderAstNum) { visitingTeamLeaderAstTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderAst = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderAstNum = currentPlayerAst; } else if (currentPlayerAst == visitingTeamLeaderAstNum) { visitingTeamLeaderAstTied++; visitingTeamLeaderAst = visitingTeamLeaderAstTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerStl > visitingTeamLeaderStlNum) { visitingTeamLeaderStlTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderStl = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderStlNum = currentPlayerStl; } else if (currentPlayerStl == visitingTeamLeaderStlNum) { visitingTeamLeaderStlTied++; visitingTeamLeaderStl = visitingTeamLeaderStlTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerBlk > visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum) { visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderBlk = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum = currentPlayerBlk; } else if (currentPlayerBlk == visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum) { visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied++; visitingTeamLeaderBlk = visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied + ' players'; } } for (i=0; i homeTeamLeaderPtsNum) { homeTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderPts = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderPtsNum = currentPlayerPts; } else if (currentPlayerPts == homeTeamLeaderPtsNum) { homeTeamLeaderPtsTied++; homeTeamLeaderPts = homeTeamLeaderPtsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerRbs > homeTeamLeaderRbsNum) { homeTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderRbs = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderRbsNum = currentPlayerRbs; } else if (currentPlayerRbs == homeTeamLeaderRbsNum) { homeTeamLeaderRbsTied++; homeTeamLeaderRbs = homeTeamLeaderRbsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerAst > homeTeamLeaderAstNum) { homeTeamLeaderAstTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderAst = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderAstNum = currentPlayerAst; } else if (currentPlayerAst == homeTeamLeaderAstNum) { homeTeamLeaderAstTied++; homeTeamLeaderAst = homeTeamLeaderAstTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerStl > homeTeamLeaderStlNum) { homeTeamLeaderStlTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderStl = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderStlNum = currentPlayerStl; } else if (currentPlayerStl == homeTeamLeaderStlNum) { homeTeamLeaderStlTied++; homeTeamLeaderStl = homeTeamLeaderStlTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerBlk > homeTeamLeaderBlkNum) { homeTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderBlk = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderBlkNum = currentPlayerBlk; } else if (currentPlayerBlk == homeTeamLeaderBlkNum) { homeTeamLeaderBlkTied++; homeTeamLeaderBlk = homeTeamLeaderBlkTied + ' players'; } } // if any of the values are 0, then blank them out in the table if (!visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum) {visitingTeamLeaderPts = ''; visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum) {visitingTeamLeaderRbs = ''; visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderAstNum) {visitingTeamLeaderAst = ''; visitingTeamLeaderAstNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderStlNum) {visitingTeamLeaderStl = ''; visitingTeamLeaderStlNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum) {visitingTeamLeaderBlk = ''; visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderPtsNum) {homeTeamLeaderPts = ''; homeTeamLeaderPtsNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderRbsNum) {homeTeamLeaderRbs = ''; homeTeamLeaderRbsNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderAstNum) {homeTeamLeaderAst = ''; homeTeamLeaderAstNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderStlNum) {homeTeamLeaderStl = ''; homeTeamLeaderStlNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderBlkNum) {homeTeamLeaderBlk = ''; homeTeamLeaderBlkNum = ''; } htmlTeamLeaders += ' points ' + visitingTeamLeaderPts + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderPts + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderPtsNum + ' rebounds ' + visitingTeamLeaderRbs + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderRbs + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderRbsNum + ' assists ' + visitingTeamLeaderAst + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderAstNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderAst + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderAstNum + ' steals ' + visitingTeamLeaderStl + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderStlNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderStl + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderStlNum + ' blocks ' + visitingTeamLeaderBlk + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum + ''; htmlTeamLeaders += '' + homeTeamLeaderBlk + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderBlkNum + ' '; return htmlTeamLeaders; } /* setupTeamScoreStats() * Called from teamScoreFeedCallback * NOT CALLING AS OF 11/1/12 BECAUSE TEAM RECORDS ARE INCORRECT IN THE XML */ /*function setupTeamScoreStats() { var i, allGames = []; allGames = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("g"); gameStatus = (gameLine[0]).getAttribute("st"); numPeriods = parseInt((gameLine[0]).getAttribute("p")); for (i=0; i
« Playoff Central
(SAS Leads GSW 1-0)
For three and a half quarters, the Warriors looked poised to pick up a road win, but the Spurs went on a game-changing rally to close out regulation and the Dubs eventually fell 129-127 after Manu Ginobili hit a last-second 3-pointer in a double-overtime epic in San Antonio. The loss spoiled a night that saw Stephen Curry go for 44 points and 11 assists, including another dominant third quarter that saw him score 22 points and four of his six 3-pointers. Harrison Barnes continued to impress in the postseason, totaling 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Klay Thompson complimented some quality defense with 19 points of his own before fouling out in the fourth quarter. After a game that will go down as an all-time playoff classic, albeit a disappointing one for the Warriors, the Dubs will look to even the Western Conference semifinal series in Game 2 on Wednesday in San Antonio. Game 1 Reaction Blog
WELCOME TO THE SEMIFINALS
After defeating the Denver Nuggets in six games in the first round, the Warriors have advanced to the Western Conference semifinals where they’ll face the San Antonio Spurs in a best-of-seven series. San Antonio swept the Lakers 4-0 in the first round, and has their eyes set on another return to the Western Conference Finals. The two teams split the four meetings in the regular season, with each team winning both games on their home court. Game 1 will tipoff on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific) and will be broadcasted on TNT and KNBR 1050. For full details and in-depth coverage, make sure to check out Warriors Playoff Central.
ENDING THE STREAK
February 14, 1997. That’s the last time the Warriors won in San Antonio, marking a streak of 29 consecutive losses for the Dubs on the Spurs’ home floor. Like it or not, in order for the Warriors to win this series, they must bring that streak to an end. And while that certainly seems like a daunting task on the surface, it’s not the end of the world. After all, the Warriors just did the unthinkable and beat the Nuggets in Denver, where they had a league-best 38-3 record during the regular season, and not to mention, very few of those losses can be attributed to the players and coaches of this current Warriors team. Although they’ve yet to win a game in San Antonio under the direction of Mark Jackson, the Warriors have fared significantly better in those contests than the predictable blowouts of the past. That said, while this Warriors roster may be different, the Spurs’ top personnel has remained relatively the same over the course of the streak, so they know what they’re doing. All things considered, the Warriors would certainly take a 1-1 split in San Antonio, and a win in Game 1 would be an ideal way for them to begin what is sure to be an extremely tough series. Warriors' Sights on Spurs, Not Streak.
POINT PRESSURE
While this series features a considerable collection of NBA stars, the spotlight will shine no brighter than it will on the head-to-head matchup of Stephen Curry and Tony Parker. Both point guards deserved to be All-Stars this year (Parker was), and will likely continue to earn selections for many years to come, so this matchup has a certain pride element to it. Curry had his coming-out party in the first round where he electrified national crowds with his jaw-dropping shooting prowess, while Parker has been amongst the premier point guards in the game for the last several seasons and gives a new meaning to the phrase “dribble penetration.” It will surely be an exciting matchup of two of the most entertaining players remaining in the playoffs, and it will be interesting to see who gets the upper hand. This is the statement matchup in a statement series, and you can expect both players to attempt to set the tone early in Game 1. Series Preview.
BATTLE OF THE BENCHES
Although both of these teams are led by their respective stars, it’s unlikely either side would be in this position if it weren’t for the abundance of contributing role players that fill out each of their rosters. San Antonio, a team that relies heavily on their core of aging veterans, has depended on their bench all season long to produce when the stars needed extended rest. Likewise, their improved depth was one of the main reasons for Golden State’s resurgence this season, and played a huge role in their first round upset of the Nuggets. When David Lee went down with what was thought to be a season-ending hip flexor tear, it was up to the rest of the team to fill the void he left behind. No single player is capable of stepping in and replicating Lee’s production, but the likes of Draymond Green, Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack all combined in a team effort to help get the Warriors over the hump. San Antonio, much like Denver, is as deep of a team as there is in the league, and even in a series filled with stars, it’s likely that whichever team wins the bench battle will ultimately advance to the next round.
MYSTERIOUS-LEE
One of the most memorable moments of this postseason for the Warriors, regardless of what happens in this series, will be the sight of David Lee returning to action in the Game 6 clincher, less than two weeks after being ruled out for the remainder of the season due to injury. Lee played less than two minutes and missed the only shot he took, but regardless, his impact was felt all throughout Oracle Arena, as the team and the crowd were reinvigorated by Lee’s impressive return, and used that energy to put away the Nuggets. Although Lee has said he will be active for Game 1 of the semifinals, it remains to be seen just how much he’s able to contribute. It seems unreasonable to expect him to be even a fragment of his old self, but after the way he surprised us in Game 6, no one should be caught off guard if he does it again. The Warriors could certainly use him, and even if he’s not able to contribute on the court, he’ll surely be an asset to them on the sidelines.
Injury Report
GSW: David Lee (torn hip flexor) is active. Brandon Rush (torn ACL and MCL, left knee) is out.

DEN: Boris Diaw (synovial cyst excision, lumbar spine) is probable. Tiago Splitter (sprained right ankle) is doubtful.