Even with San Antonio's pedigree, the Warriors - who have been a dominant team all season - have to be considered heavy favorites heading into this series. The Spurs will figure a few things out, but over the course of a seven-game series, it's hard to imagine how the Warriors' offense will be grinded to a halt for extended periods. The Starters' panelists all think that the Warriors will win Game 1 of the third round in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
The Warriors are a different animal, something that Popovich might have never dealt with, unless it was an All-Star Game.
Leonard missed the end of Game 5 against the Rockets, which the Spurs won in overtime, and also missed all of Game 6 in Houston, in which San Antonio rolled to a 114-75 series-clinching victory. San Antonio is still dealing with injuries with point guard Tony Parker on the shelf, as well as the nagging ankle injury to small forward Kawhi Leonard. "He's doing a lot more than praying right now".
FILE - In this January 10, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a foul called against him during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, in Oakland, Calif. Durant looks at LeBron James from afar and marvels at how the Cavs main man keeps finding a way to take his game to another level, year after year.
Tony Parker is out the rest of the way with a leg injury. "It goes to show, I think we have everybody here that's capable of getting the job done".
The San Antonio Spurs will have their star player, swingman Kawhi Leonard, on the court Sunday for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors.
Nothing, perhaps, from the Golden State side.
"That seems like years ago to be honest", KD said.
FILE - In this December 25, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' Channing Frye as Kyrie Irving, left rear, defends during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Now, as James, Durant and their teammates wait on the next opponent for the respective conference finals, the world is watching as they move their unblemished, 8-0 teams ever closer to an anticipated Cavs-Warriors rematch that might finally come to fruition at last in a matter of weeks.
"It's the playoffs. You've got to expect everything", Curry said. "We've got to capitalize off that and start Game 2 a lot better". "He's a fighter", Durant said. Coach Gregg Popovich, meanwhile, sounded playful beyond that. The Spurs finished the regular season as the team with the best road record and they are going to need to win at least one in Cali to advance here.
The Australian faces the ultimate point guard test when he goes head-to-head with the Warriors' Curry. The Warriors won the NBA Championship after beating the Cavaliers in 2015, and then lost in seven games to the Cavs in 2016. "It was a long series, an exhausting series and now we play at noon, but we're here", Manu Ginobili said.
"When we went down there our last time playing them in the regular season, they jumped on us the first quarter by making shots, but majority were second, third and fourth opportunities", Curry said. We've actually had to execute and get to this point.
Andrew's was founded in 1978 and only has about 580 students from pre-K through 12th grade, the Washington Post reports. It has a median class size of 15 and a 7:1 student to teacher ratio, according to information on the school's website .
The couple reportedly had an affair while the speaker was still married to his second of three wives, Marianne Gingrich . A nomination of Callista Gingrich could come this week, pending approval from the Office of Government Ethics.
Needless to say, this is the rugged version of the smartphone, just like the case with the Galaxy S7 and its active counterpart. If the latest one is anything to go by, the upcoming smartphone from Samsung will feature a massive 6.3-inch display.
Early Monday, Perry confirmed that her new album is indeed titled Witness and also revealed tour dates through early 2018. Expect a similar performance when Perry returns to the venue on December 10 in support of her forthcoming album, Witness .
Hopefully the release of Fallen Ghosts also means Ubisoft is one step closer to releasing multiplayer for Ghost Recon: Wildlands . On top of all that, the advanced and expert difficulties have been tweaked to offer an even higher challenge.
Once inside the store, Webb stabbed an employee, Michael Wagner, who was flown to a hospital, according to Sandy Police. Police believe the stabbing is tied to the murder of a woman found dead in a home in the nearby town of Colton .
Almost without fail, voter ID is an attempt to suppress Democratic votes and engineer Republican election wins. Per custom, the Supreme Court did not offer an official reason for their decision not to hear the case.
The Wizards haven't been out of the second round since 1979, when the then-Bullets beat the Spurs to advance to the NBA Finals. Nevertheless, the backcourts of the Wizards and Celtics will not be the key to who walks out of TD Garden victorious.
'Sword stands ready,' Pence warns North Korea
But the meetings could indicate how forcefully the US will pressure Japan to further open its farm and automotive sectors. He said the country should have been dealt with by President Obama and "previous presidents all the way back to Clinton".
Oil prices move up on hopes supply glut may ease
OPEC, of which the Saudis are the de facto leaders, is likely to follow suit when its 13 members meet in Vienna on May 25. Brent crude futures were at $52.05 per barrel at 0129 GMT, up 23 cents, or 0.44 percent, from their last close.
Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back
Rahm enters the weekend 4-under par and in the mix, five shots out of the lead held by Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley. The player spent nearly five hours hitting balls on the range that day. "I felt a bit of stiffness on Sunday", he said.
Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack
In a statement earlier today, Nissan said: "Production started on schedule today across all our European operations". The attack took place on Friday evening and spread quickly through computers with the Windows operating system.
SEGA Plans Revival of Major IPs
Recently though the company has started to port over games like Bayonetta and Vanquish to PC, but it isn't going to stop there. Back in the day, SEGA used to be a pretty big household name as far as gaming was concerned.
Woman killed saving daughter on Mother's Day in NY
Riolo was backing out of a diagonal parking spot when she drove onto the sidewalk, in reverse, and then hit the women. This past Mother's Day, however, a NY mother made the ultimate sacrifice for her teenage daughter.
Palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume
In anticipation of Donald Trump's visit, Israel has made a decision to deploy more than 10,000 police officers to secure the area. He said Israel must oppose attempts to establish a Palestinian state and insist on Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem "forever".